What we already know about the effects of exercise in patients with fibromyalgia: An umbrella review.

@article{Andrade2020WhatWA,
  title={What we already know about the effects of exercise in patients with fibromyalgia: An umbrella review.},
  author={Alexandro Andrade and F{\'a}bio Hech Dominski and Sofia Mendes Sieczkowska},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2020}
}
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