Mayo Clinic Researchers Link Obesity, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted on May 8th, 2012 by

When you stop and think about it, it seems logical. With obesity on the rise, more people are putting extra weight on sensitive joints. An increase in rheumatoid arthritis shouldn't come as a surprise. For women, at least, it appears there is a link, Mayo Clinic researchers say. They studied hundreds of patients and found a history of obesity puts women at significant risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Their findings are published online in the American College of Rheumatology journal Arthritis Care & Research.


Fulton Sun Calif by Mark Huffman

Tags: American College of Rheumatology, Arthritis Care & Research, Fulton Sun Calif, Research, rheumatoid arthritis, Rheumatology, Weight, Wellness

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