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Study links rheumatoid arthritis with heart disease
Posted By Viva Sarah Press On June 2, 2011 @ 10:28 am In | No Comments
With data from Israel’s largest health care provider, Clalit Health Services, the researchers were able to compare the information of nearly 16,000 RA patients over the age of 20. Each participant was matched for age and gender with the study, including over 15,000 healthy controls such as smoking, lifestyle habits or obesity.
They found that COPD showed up in 8.9 percent of RA patients compared with only 4.4 percent in the healthy controls.
The findings are considered preliminary.
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