Smoking Significantly Ups Arthritis Risk

Smoking can significantly increase the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and may worsen symptoms, a new study published by the World Health Organization (WHO) reports. The study also found that women are significantly more likely to suffer from the disease than similarly-aged men.

Researchers aren’t sure why smoking is so closely tied to RA, but they think that inhaling tobacco smoke stimulates the release of compounds known as pro-inflammatory cytokines. These compounds are known to be involved in the development and progression of RA.

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Glenn Seymour (163 Posts)

Partner & Director of Business Development at Stocks Institue for Age Management. I Promote Age Management strategies including hormone optimization, low glycemic index foods and exercise. I have spent my career in the healthcare industry.

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