How RA drugs affect weight

Different RA therapies do different things to a patient’s weight, US research confirms.

The study involving over 30,000 RA patients looked at the way methotrexate, prednisone, leflunomide and anti-TNF treatments affect weight.

They found leflunomide is associated with a statistically significant but modest weight loss at six months (-0.41 kg/m2) compared with other therapies, while prednisone