Does the obesity paradox suggest a protective effect?
Swedish researchers found a 30% increase in the risk of fractures—independent of the degree of weight loss.
Identifying populations at risk may provide opportunities for primary prevention.
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.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk for metabolic and heart diseases and nearly twice as likely to be hospitalized.