Healthy lifestyle reduces risk of rheumatoid arthritis

rheumatoid arthritis, healthy living, reduce arthritis risk, arthritis lifestyle, arthritis care, arthritis digest Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is associated with a lower risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis says new research in Arthritis Care & Research.

Experts analysed medical records collected from female nurses and looked at lifestyle of the participants (smoking, alcohol consumption, body mass index, physical activity and diet). The experts analysed the risk of rheumatoid arthritis if people adopted healthy lifestyle factors.

By looking at the 1,219 women who developed rheumatoid arthritis, the experts found that women with five healthy lifestyle factors had the lowest risk, leading them to conclude that “a substantial proportion of rheumatoid arthritis may be preventable by healthy lifestyle”.

It isn’t rocket science but it’s certainly food for thought. If you genuinely want to reduce your risk of rheumatoid arthritis (and other health issues), eat well, don’t smoke, keep your alcohol intake in check, watch your weight and take exercise. You’ll feel great for it too.

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