Rheumatoid arthritis: debunking the obesity–mortality paradox in RA

Sattar, N. and McInnes, I. B. (2015) Rheumatoid arthritis: debunking the obesity–mortality paradox in RA. Nature Reviews Rheumatology, 11(8), pp. 445-446. (doi:10.1038/nrrheum.2015.93) (PMID:26150124)

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Abstract

An inverse relationship between BMI and risk of death has been noted in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Does being overweight or obese really have a favourable effect on mortality in these individuals, or could other factors explain the association?

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McInnes, Professor Iain and Sattar, Professor Naveed
Authors: Sattar, N., and McInnes, I. B.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Nature Reviews Rheumatology
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:1759-4790
ISSN (Online):1759-4804

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