RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: Disconnect in the effects of obesity on RA outcomes

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Abstract

Obesity in rheumatoid arthritis is characterized by high disease activity and low rates of remission; paradoxically, it is also associated with reduced radiographic progression. So, is intentional weight loss beneficial or detrimental to articular outcomes?

Refers to: Liu, Y. et al. The impact of obesity on remission and disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Arthritis Care Res. (Hoboken)http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acr.22932 (2016).

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