Obesity

Q&A: Dr. Clifford J. Rosen on Obesity-Related Osteoarthritis

June 18, 2019

It’s not just weight that could be contributing to degenerative changes in obesity-related osteoarthritis. In this Q&A, Dr. Clifford J. Rosen, director of the Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Maine Medical Center Research Institute, Portland, discusses the mechanisms of osteoarthritis.

High BMI Associated with Psoriatic Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

June 17, 2019

Three studies presented this weekend at EULAR in Madrid suggest that being overweight or obese can heighten the severity or arthritic disease.

Metformin Shows Protective Effects in Obesity-Related Osteoarthritis

June 06, 2019

Obese patients with osteoarthritis who take metformin have a slower rate of medial cartilage loss, putting them at a reduced risk for total knee replacement, a new study found.

Garlic May Ward off Pain in Knee Osteoarthritis

December 19, 2018

An inexpensive and relatively benign supplement may reduce OA inflammation.

Obesity: Friend or Foe in Rheumatoid Arthritis?

September 07, 2018

Does the obesity paradox suggest a protective effect?

More Falls and Fractures After Gastric Bypass Surgery

August 20, 2018

Swedish researchers found a 30% increase in the risk of fractures-independent of the degree of weight loss.

Obesity, Hypertension, and Diuretic Use Double the Risk of Gout

August 13, 2018

Identifying populations at risk may provide opportunities for primary prevention.

Weighty Concerns in Rheumatoid Arthritis

May 01, 2018

Both weight loss and obesity are associated with worsening disability in RA.

Obesity Weighs on Spondyloarthropathy Outcomes

November 22, 2017

Patients experience higher disease activity, lower quality of life, and worse physical functioning.

Obesity Not Linked to Refractory Rheumatoid Arthritis

October 30, 2017

Associated comorbidities can bias clinical disease activity measures.