Obesity and smoking reduces likelihood of treatment success in early rheumatoid arthritis

Posted by on June 9, 2016 4:04 pm
Categories: health

The results of a study showed that the likelihood of achieving sustained remission in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is significantly lower in patients who smoke and who are obese. These findings suggest that encouraging patients to stop smoking and to achieve a healthy body weight could significantly improve their chance of becoming symptom-free after adequate treatment.

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