Lifestyle & SpA

Smoking cessation lessened effect of spondyloarthritis

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Smoking cessation was associated with lower disease activity, improved physical function and better quality of life in patients with axial spondyloarthritis, according to a recently…

Obesity blunts TNFi response in axial spondyloarthritis

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MADRID – The finding adds a third reason why patients with newly diagnosed axial SpA should try to lose weight if they are obese (or overweight).

Serum levels of leptin and high molecular weight adiponectin are inversely associated with radiographic spinal progression in patients with ankylosing spondylitis: results from the ENRADAS trial

Previous research indicates a role of adipokines in inflammation and osteogenesis. Hence adipokines might also have a pathophysiological role in inflammation and new bone formation in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The aim of this study was …