Author | Ingrid Torjesen

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Quiz: What constitutes a healthy diet?

September 08, 2020

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are frequently encouraged to look at their lifestyle and make changes, such as exercising more frequently, following a balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight. But what does a balanced diet actually mean? Test your knowledge of the impact of diet on rheumatoid arthritis with our diet quiz to be assured you know the answers to questions patients might ask.

Loss of Total Body Lean Mass Linked to Increase Risk of Fractures

September 07, 2020

Patients attempting to lose weight through dietary changes should be advised of the importance of maintaining their existing muscle mass and strength through exercise, so as not to increase their risk of fractures, Canadian researchers say.

Osteoporosis

Repeat BMD Testing Every Three Years May Hold Little Value

September 07, 2020

Postmenopausal women may not need a repeat bone mineral density test after three years to determine risk of osteoporotic fracture, a study finds.

Prescribing Methotrexate with Anti-TNFs May Only Benefit Some RA Patients

September 04, 2020

Combining methotrexate with TNF inhibitors may only be worthwhile for rheumatoid arthritis patients who are seropositive, the results of a small study suggest.