Overweight decreases the chance of achieving good response and low disease activity in early rheumatoid arthritis

  title={Overweight decreases the chance of achieving good response and low disease activity in early rheumatoid arthritis},
  author={Maria E. C. Sandberg and Camilla Bengtsson and Henrik K{\"a}llberg and Annmarie Wesley and Lars Klareskog and Lars Alfredsson and Saedis Saevarsdottir},
  journal={Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases},
  pages={2029 - 2033}
Aim To investigate whether overweight/obesity at diagnosis affects the chances of decrease in disease activity and pain in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Method We investigated incident RA cases from the population-based Epidemiological Investigation of risk factors for Rheumatoid Arthritis (EIRA) study (2006–2009, N=495) with clinical follow-up in the Swedish Rheumatology Quality Register. At diagnosis, 93% received disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) (86% methotrexate). The odds… 

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