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Mayo Clinic Links Obesity and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Newswise — ROCHESTER, Minn. — Obesity and the painful autoimmune disorder rheumatoid arthritis are each becoming more common, raising a logical question: Could one have something to do with the other? For women, it appears there is a link, Mayo Clinic researchers say. They studied hundreds of patients and found a history of obesity puts women at significant risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Their findings are published online in the American College of Rheumatology journal Arthritis Care & Research.

WEB CHAT ALERT: John Davis, M.D., will be online May 1 from 11 a.m. to Noon CDT
answering questions about rheumatoid arthritis as part of Arthritis Action Month.

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2 thoughts on “Mayo Clinic Links Obesity and Rheumatoid Arthritis

  1. Great blog! I am loving it!! Will be back later to read some more. I am bookmarking your feeds also

    Posted by Hermine Kubley | May 9, 2012, 12:32 am


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