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Weight Loss Surgery Can Dramatically Improve Rheumatoid Arthritis, Study Finds

Correlation between weight loss and chronic relief

Weight loss has been shown to lower the occurrence of complications relating to obesity, including heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, depression, infertility, urinary incontinence, and more. A diagnosis of RA has also shown to increase the risk of several of the above conditions, even in individuals who are not overweight. “RA patients have a 50 percent higher risk of death due to cardiovascular disease than the general population” said Dr. El-Bogdadi.