Heavy Toll Of Obesity On Rheumatoid Arthritis Quality Of Life

Thu, 16 Nov 2006 02:00 PM EST

... Reducing obesity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis may improve quality of life according to researchers who found that obesity was independently associated with impaired quality of life in RA patients (Abstract # 123). Dr Augusto Garcia-Poma, Lima, Peru, evaluated 359 patients with a mean age of 58 years and a mean disease duration of 16 years. [click link for full article] ...