Thursday, March 19, 2015

Patients with Arthritis Have Increased Risk for Heart Attacks

There is further evidence that chronic inflammation is an important risk factor for heart attacks.  Such auto-immune diseases as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis carry an increased risk, even if they are treated with powerful disease-modifying drugs.  Inflammation is a complex issue, and we need to do everything we can to control it, especially when present in chronic diseases.  Nutrients and anti-oxidants should be included in the treatment.  The drugs are not the complete answer.

See Coblyn JS.  Ann Rheum Dis, Feb 2015.


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