Both weight loss and obesity are associated with worsening disability in RA.
Patients experience higher disease activity, lower quality of life, and worse physical functioning.
Associated comorbidities can bias clinical disease activity measures.
A study spanning 18 years confirms that arthritis is up, people are being diagnosed at a younger age and with a higher BMI.
There is no definitive evidence to suggest that obesity is associated with an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, but there is evidence that links obesity to more active disease and lack of treatment response. In this slideshow, we review the evidence.
In this slideshow, we highlight some of the upcoming studies due to be presented at the American College of Rheumatology 2016 annual meeting which begins Nov. 11 in Washington, D.C.
Walking at a slow speed up a moderate incline is an alternative exercise strategy for obese adults that may reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injury and pathological disease associated with brisk, level walking and provide proper cardiovascular stimulus for weight management.