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.
Too much weight is undeniably an issue for patients who suffer from osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis, but unexplained weight loss in rheumatoid arthritis can be a harbinger of long-term poor outcomes. Study after study points to the detrimental effects of too much or too little weight in arthritis. In this slideshow, we highlight some studiesÂ that examine weight issues associated with various forms of arthritis. These studies, and more, will be presented during theÂ American College of Rheumatology 2016 annual meetingÂ Nov. 11-16 in Washington D.C.Â Â
Susan J. Bartlett, Orit Schieir, et al. “Smoking and Excess Weight Attenuate Rate of Improvement over First 3 Years in Early RA,” 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting. Abstract number: 3068
Jeffrey A. Sparks, Shun-Chiao Chang, et al. "Weight Loss in the Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Period Is Associated with Subsequent Increased Mortality in RA Patients and Matched Comparators: Evidence Against an RA-Specific Obesity Paradox," 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting. Abstract number: 3069
David J. Kreps, Florencia Halperin, et al. "Association of Weight Loss with Improved Disease Activity in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis," 2016 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting. Abstract number: 3087