Relative importance of genetic effects in rheumatoid arthritis – (02-04-02)

Relative importance of genetic effects in rheumatoid arthritis

Actually, this study shows the relatively “un” importance of genetics. While I do believe that genetics plays a role in development of this condition, I feel that (much like most other chronic diseases), it is the environment that we plunge these genes into. Given this study’s findings, should we not reconsider the barrage of pharmaceuticals given RA patients (despite lack of impact on long term disease progression) in lieu of lifestyle changes?

bmj.com Abstracts: Svendsen et al. 324 (7332): 264

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For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.







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