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Rheumatoid arthritis: Being overweight might NOT be a risk factor in men

Rheumatoid arthritis causes joint pain, stiffness, and swelling.

The autoimmune condition is caused by the immune system attacking healthy body tissue.

However, researchers explored whether high body fat and large waist size were a risk factor.

In the study, presented this week to the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017, they found no clear association between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and being overweight or obese in men.

However, for women, being overweight or obese was linked to a higher likelihood of developing it.

Read full article: Rheumatoid arthritis: Being overweight might NOT be a risk factor in men | Health | Life & Style | Express.co.uk

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