People with rheumatoid arthritis may be deficient in protein, calcium and potassium

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deficient in protein, potassium arthritis, calcium arthritis, arthritis diet, arthritis food, arthritis digestA lack of protein, calcium and potassium has been identified in people with rheumatoid arthritis, experts highlight in Clinical Nutrition. Continue reading

Pilates has a range of benefits when it comes to chronic musculoskeletal conditions says small study

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arthritis exercise, arthritis pilates, pilates pain, arthritis digestA Pilates exercise programme was found to have multiple benefits for people with chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis and lower back pain, a research team reports in Musculoskeletal Care. Continue reading

High dose flu vaccine improves immune response for people with rheumatoid arthritis – new study

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flu jab, flu vaccine, rheumatoid arthritis flu, arthritis information, arthritis digestThe use of a high-dose trivalent inactivated flu vaccine seems to improve immune response in people with rheumatoid arthritis better than the standard-dose quadrivalent inactivated vaccine, according to data presented at an international conference. Continue reading

Denosumab may be more effective than risedronate for bone mineral density

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Denosumab, risedronate, BMD, osteoporosis Denosumab was superior to risedronate for increasing spine and hip bone mineral density in people receiving glucocorticoids according to a team from the University of Alabama in the US. And both treatments had a similar safety profile. Continue reading

Filgotinib seems to be effective in people with psoriatic arthritis says new research

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Filgotinib, psoriatic arthritis, new arthritis drug, arthritis digest Filgotinib, an oral selective JAK1 inhibitor currently under investigation for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease may also be of interest to those with psoriatic arthritis according to research presented at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. Continue reading

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