Weight Gain Threatens Remission in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Medscape—November 7, 2015

Medscape's Marcia Frellick reports that individuals with rheumatoid arthritis who are overweight or obese are less likely to sustain disease remission over time. The article references a report presented by Elizabeth Schulman, MD, a rheumatology fellow at Hospital for Special Surgery, and her colleagues at the American College of Rheumatology 2015 Annual Meeting.

"This is further evidence that treating early and really paying attention to these defined outcomes could keep patients in remission for a longer period of time," said Dr. Schulman. "The goal in rheumatology is to treat patients early and to treat them to a target of at least low disease activity, if not remission."

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