Screen for metabolic syndrome in RA: study

Clinicians should screen for metabolic syndrome in people with rheumatoid arthritis, as there is a much greater likelihood of it in these patients, researchers say.

Metabolic syndrome was found in 20% of healthy controls but almost 40% of RA patients, according to data from a small Indian study.

It involved 84 RA patients who were either treatment naïve or who hadn’t had disease modifying anti rheumatic drugs for more than six weeks,

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