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The Breakdown: Obesity’s Effect on Rheumatoid Arthritis

March 03, 2017

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.

Obesity's Role in the Treatment and Development of Disease

August 11, 2016

Obesity was a common theme at RNS16 this year in which speakers touched on obesity as a cause of disease onset and even as one that can prevent therapeutic treatments from working.

Obesity Associated With Earlier Age at Gout Onset

October 05, 2011

Obesity, a strong risk factor for gout, is associated with an earlier age at gout onset. In addition, the risk of gout is increased with obesity in women as well as in men.

Higher Gout Prevalence With Growth in Obesity and Hypertension

September 06, 2011

The prevalence of gout in the United States has risen over the past 20 years and now affects 8.3 million Americans, or 4% of the population, according to a study reported in a recent issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism, an American College of Rheumatology (ACR) publication.

Treadmill Walking Provides Safe, Effective Exercise for Obese Adults

July 27, 2011

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.

Weight Loss Combined With Exercise Best Regimen for Obese Older Adults

June 02, 2011

A combination of weight loss and exercise provides greater benefit than either intervention alone.

Physicians With Overweight Patients: Tell It Like It Is!

April 29, 2011

Fewer than half of the overweight patients and fewer than two-thirds of the obese patients in this study had been told by their physician that they were overweight.