April 26, 2012

Obesity Epidemic Behind Rheumatoid Arthritis


Obesity epidemic may be linked with the rising incidence of rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition which causes inflammation of the joints, especially among women, says a study. Mayo Clinic researchers studied hundreds of patients and found a history of obesity that places women at significant risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA)… "We know too that obesity is related to many other health problems such as heart disease and diabetes, and now perhaps to auto-immunity," said study co-author Eric Matteson, who heads the division of rheumatology at Mayo.

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Tags: Dr. Eric Matteson, Obesity, rheumatoid arthritis, Rheumatology, Wellness

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