Weight Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis Control

the MPR take:

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) that are overweight at the time of diagnosis may have a greater risk of achieving reduced disease control during the early RA phase. These findings of nearly 500 adults, published in the journal Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, found that RA patients with BMI ≥25 had 51% lower odds of achieving low disease activity and a 42% less chance of remission after 6 months compared to patients with normal range BMI. A 43% decreased odds of pain remission after 3 months was also seem in patients with higher BMI. Excess body fat may impact RA medication therapy or the course of the RA itself.

Weight Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis Control
Weight Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis Control
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who are overweight when they are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis are less likely to be able to control the disease well in its early stages than people of a healthy weight, according to a new study. Most patients will experience improvement when they start treatment, but only a minority will go into remission, said Dr.

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