November 14, 2011

Women Under 50 With RA at Higher Fracture Risk


Women under 50 with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are more than twice as likely to break a bone as those without the condition, a large study shows. While it’s known that rheumatoid arthritis is associated with a higher rate of fractures in older men and women, "there is an increased risk even before a woman turns 50," says study leader Shreyasee Amin, MD, associate professor of rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

WebMD, Charlene Laino, 11/14/11

Tags: Rheumatology

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