Obesity is an independent contributor to functional capacity and inflammation in systemic lupus erythematosus.


OBJECTIVE Obesity induces a proinflammatory state and is a major cause of morbidity in the general population. However, little is known about the effects of obesity in patients with chronic inflammatory illnesses such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS One hundred consecutive patients with SLE were studied to determine the relationship between… (More)


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