Obesity in Rheumatic Diseases

Obesity Drives Increased Arthritis Rates in Younger Adults

A major longitudinal study found that arthritis prevalence is increasing in younger population cohorts and that arthritis onset is earlier in obese patients, regardless of…
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Obesity linked to RA disease activity, disability

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Researchers aren’t sure what the connection is between obesity and RA.
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High BMI, Obesity Predict Worse Disease Outcomes in Axial Spondyloarthropathy

It is imperative that clinicians are aware of the negative consequences of being obese on axSpA.
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VIDEO: Obesity linked to worse outcomes in axial spondyloarthropathy

Among patients with axial spondyloarthropathy, higher BMI and obesity independently predicts worse…
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Obesity linked to pain, fatigue in SLE

SAN DIEGO – The lupus study suggests there is value to assessing body mass index in these patients.
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