Redefining overweight and obesity in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

  title={Redefining overweight and obesity in rheumatoid arthritis patients.},
  author={Antonios Stavropoulos-Kalinoglou and George S Metsios and Yiannis Koutedakis and Alan M Nevill and Karen M. J. Douglas and Athanasios Z Jamurtas and Jet J C S Veldhuijzen van Zanten and Mourad Labib and George D. Kitas},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={66 10},
OBJECTIVES To assess whether body mass index (BMI) and body fat (BF) differ between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, patients with non-inflammatory arthritis (osteoarthritis, OA) and healthy individuals, and whether disease specific measures of adiposity are required to accurately reflect BF in these groups. METHODS 641 individuals were assessed for BMI (kg/m(2)) and BF (bioelectrical impedance). Of them, 299 (174 RA, 43 OA and 82 healthy controls (HC)) formed the observation group and 342… CONTINUE READING
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