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Metabolic syndrome prevalence is increased in rheumatoid arthritis patients and is associated with disease activity.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
1502-7732
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Volume
41
Issue
3
Pages
186–191
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3109/03009742.2011.626443
PMID: 22416768
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

MetS frequency was higher in RA patients than in controls. Among RA patients, MetS was associated with disease activity. The higher prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in RA suggests that inflammatory processes play a notable role in the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and indicates that tight control of systemic inflammatory activity and CVD modifiable risk factors should be recommended.

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