Toronto, ON (PRWEB) April 30, 2012
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, has commented on a recent study that shows there is a connection between obesity and rheumatoid arthritis.
Mayo Clinic researchers studied hundreds of patients and found a history of obesity puts women at significant risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis.
The Mayo Clinic researchers examined the medical records of patients in question from 1980-2007. They studied 813 adults with rheumatoid arthritis and 813 adults as the control group, matched by age, gender and calendar year. The results showed that approximately 30 percent of the patients in each group were obese and about 68 percent were women.
The same study also showed that rheumatoid arthritis cases rose significantly from 1985-2007. Obesity accounted for 52 percent of this increase.
One of the authors of the study, Eric Matteson, M.D., chair of the Division of Rheumatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester says, “we know that fat tissues and cells produce substances that are active in inflammation and immunity. We know too that obesity is related to many other health problems such as heart disease and diabetes, and now perhaps to autoimmunity".
Expert in Pulmonary Medicine and Spokesperson for Bel Marra Health, Dr. Victor Marchione chimed in saying, “ of course we all know that obesity rates in North America are out of control, this definitely adds another reason to reduce and prevent obesity, but it’s just adding to the pile, really."
Their findings are published online in the American College of Rheumatology journal Arthritis Care & Research.
(SOURCE: “Mayo Clinic News.” Obesity Fuels Rise in Rheumatoid Arthritis, April 2012)
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