July 23, 2012

Obese Women Have Higher Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis


Obese women may have an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis — adding one more chronic illness to the list of ills brought on by extra pounds. Women with rheumatoid arthritis are already more prone to heart attacks than the general population because of their autoimmune disease. The Mayo Clinic study, published in Arthritis Care & Research, found the risk of getting rheumatoid arthritis was about 20 percent more for overweight women.


Chicago Tribune by Janice Neumann

Tags: Arthritis & Research, Chicago Tribune, Obesity, Research, rheumatoid arthritis, Rheumatology, Women's Health

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