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Obesity exacerbates rheumatoid arthritis



2007-06-21

Obesity affects the quality of life of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to Norwegian researchers.

In a study of 1,041 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, obese participants reported significantly increased ratings for pain and fatigue than normal weight participants, according to researchers at Diakonhjemmet Hospital in Oslo, Norway.






Obese patients also rated significantly worse physical functioning than normal weight patients, according to the findings presented at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology in Barcelona, Spain. "It seems that obesity has an impact on a patient's quality of life and on the self-perceived burden of rheumatoid arthritis," lead author Dr. Siri Lillegraven said in a statement. "In the key areas highlighted by this study, rheumatoid arthritis patients with concurrent obesity scored significantly worse in the quality of life assessments than normal weight patients."

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