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Mayo Clinic: Rheumatoid arthritis can drastically impact heart health

Several new studies from the Mayo Clinic show a strong connection between inflammation and heart health, emphasizing the importance of addressing both conditions at the same time.Dr. Eric Matteson, chair of rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic, says that people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other chronic inflammatory conditions are at a much higher risk of heart disease. In fact, people with severe RA are twice as likely to develop heart disease.“We’re quite certain this has to do with the inflammatory process of arthritis,” Matteson told Healthline. He presented numerous studies from Mayo this weekend during the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting in San Diego, Calif.Learn What Causes Rheumatoid ArthritisThe full biological impact of chronic inflammation in conditions like RA, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus is still not fully understood. Some research has shown that mood disorders like depression are also related to chronic inflammation.Even with all risk fact...

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  9. FDA to Review Pfizer Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug

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  10. New Mutant Genes Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

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  12. Study: Alcohol Helps Ease Severity of Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Drinking alcohol could help lessen the severity of rheumatoid arthritis, and even decrease the risk of developing the disease, Agence France-Presse reported.Accordin...

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    More than 50 million Americans have some form of arthritis. Most forms of arthritis cause pain and swelling in your joints, places where two bones meet such as your ...

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  3. Success for rheumatoid arthritis drug study

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  5. Study: Breast-Feeding Lowers Mom's Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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