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Mental health problems may explain link between rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular disease

Mental health problems like anxiety and depression may partly explain why people with rheumatoid arthritis have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. Researchers linked anger, anxiety, depressive symptoms, job stress and low social support to increasing risk of hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Rarely do you hear inflammation mentioned so many times in the same article about three different chronic diseases.  I guess this means that an anti-inflammatory diet is probably a good thing to follow.

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