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Rheumatoid Arthritis

While a couple of drinks a week is associated with about a 20% decreased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, if those drinks are beer, the risk is lowered even more to about a third less likely. What makes beer so special? There are probably numerous mechanisms at work, and it isn’t absolute that it’s beer […]

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It’s already an adage that your stomach—and the helpful colony of gut bacteria it harbors—is one of your first lines of defense against disease (the other is your skin). But those protective bacteria may actually play a more intricate role for your immune system, helping it to learn how to recognize invading pathogens from its […]

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Here’s another reason to get some sun: people who live in places where they get more sun were less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis. Most likely, the good effect comes from the Vitamin D the sunshine helps the body create. Stated another way, Vitamin D deficiency likely increases your chance of developing Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatoid […]

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A Swedish study has found that women who drink moderately (about 1 drink every other day) were less likely to be diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own joints and tissues. Stiff, swollen, sore, and tender joints are the the most common Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms. Because […]

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