Study Suggests Obesity Link To Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study Suggests Obesity Link To Rheumatoid Arthritis A new study has suggested that obesity can lead exaggerate the risk for rheumatoid arthritis, which more has pronounced effects in obese women.

The study, which was conducted at Mayo Clinic from 1985 to 2007, affirmed that Rheumatoid arthritis affects about 1.3 million Americans. Moreover, the condition can be due to both genetic and environmental factors.

The findings of the study suggest that gaining weight is directly linked to the occurrence of painful, chronic ailment, rheumatoid arthritis. It has been discovered that majority increase in the cases of rheumatoid arthritis, have been encountered majorly due to rising obesity cases.

Study co-author Dr. Sherine Gabriel asserted that this disease is yet another one to be linked with obesity. He exclaimed that if the health epidemic is not controlled, then the cases of rheumatoid arthritis are even going to be increase.

Gabriel, a professor of medicine and epidemiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn said, "Moreover, the research suggested that obesity precedes the onset of rheumatoid arthritis".

However, it has been suggested that the risk of rheumatoid arthritis had a much greater effect on women. It has been illustrated that the condition is three times more prevalent in case of women, than men.