• Body composition evaluated by body mass index and bioelectrical impedance vector analysis in women with rheumatoid arthritis

    13 days ago - By Nutrition JRNL

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that is characterized by inflammation, joint pain, and destruction of the synovial membranes. The life expectancy of patients with RA can be reduced by an average of 3 to 18 y and 80% of patients are disabled after 20 y. Metabolic alterations in patients with RA, which are mainly due to the liberation of tumor necrosis factor alpha and interleukin-1 beta, can lead to rheumatoid cachexia. Rheumatoid cachexia is defined as the involuntary loss of fat-free mass with minimal or no weight loss and increased or no fat mass , which causes...
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