Obesity Stokes Rheumatoid Arthritis With More Than Just Extra Weight
by: Gretchen Cuda-Kroen, NPR, June 25, 2012 2:06:00 am
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A recent study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic found that obese individuals were 25 percent more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than people of normal weight. They say fat cells also make proteins and estrogen that inflame joints in people with rheumatoid arthritis.