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Smoking, Obesity Make RA Harder to Control
Remission in RA patientscan be harder to achieve in those who are overweight or smoke, according to a recent study. American and Canadian researchers who collected data on more than 1,100 patients receiving standard treatment for RA found that sex (being female),excess weightandsmokingwere not significantly associated with symptom severity early on. However, all three factors influenced how much symptoms improved over time. The most dramatic differences in symptoms were seen in patients who were overweight or obese and smoked, the study found.
Source: ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting, November 2016
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