Obesity Associated With Risk of Worse Symptoms for Lupus Patients

by Sushma Rao on  May 11, 2018 at 1:29 PM Obesity News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Obesity was linked with worse disease activity, depressive symptoms, and symptoms of pain and fatigue, according to a recent study. The study published in Arthritis Care & Research looked at 148 women with lupus and the association with obesity was consistent across different definitions of obesity.
Obesity Associated With Risk of Worse Symptoms for Lupus Patients
Obesity Associated With Risk of Worse Symptoms for Lupus Patients

The study's findings highlight the need for lifestyle interventions in lupus patients who are overweight to help reduce health risks and the debilitating symptoms of the disease.

Show Full Article


"In addition to reducing the risk of comorbid conditions such as cardiovascular disease, lifestyle interventions to improve body composition may reduce the severity of symptoms experienced by persons with lupus," said senior author Dr. Patricia Katz, of the University of California, San Francisco.

Lead author Dr. Sarah Patterson noted that the findings have important clinical implications because the patient-reported outcomes we measured, particularly pain and fatigue, are known to have profound effects on quality of life and remain a major area of unmet need for people with lupus.



Source: Eurekalert

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Recommended Reading

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

News Category

News Archive