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Genetic analysis finds link between obesity-related genes and rheumatoid arthritis – News-Medical.Net

An analysis of genetic data collected from more than 850,000 individuals of European ancestry has found a link between obesity-related genes and rheumatoid arthritis.

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 23 2020
An analysis of genetic data collected from more than 850,000 individuals of European ancestry has found a link between obesity-related genes and rheumatoid arthritis.
In the Arthritis & Rheumatology analysis, investigators found an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis when body mass index was predicted to be high based on an individual’s genetics. This was observed for both men and women.
These results highlight an important role of obesity …

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