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Helping kids with arthritis be kids! LEAP into Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month 2013

March 11, 2013
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The Linking Exercise, Activity, and Pathophysiology in Childhood Arthritis: A Canadian Collaborative Team (LEAP) is a national research team funded by CIHR’s Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis. LEAP is studying the link between physical activity and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The LEAP study is the first research program to look at how active children with arthritis are at different levels of disease activity. It also the first program to study bone and muscle development and biomarkers of inflammation in the blood.

LEAP is led by CFRI’s Dr. Lori Tucker, CFRI/UBC/BC Children’s, and Dr. Ciaran Duffy, University of Ottawa. The Division of Rheumatology at BC Children’s Hospital is one of the main organizing and recruiting centres for the LEAP study in Canada.

Read more about LEAP on the CIHR website, and visit the LEAP study website for additional information.