The TOMORROW study assessed the relationship between diet and disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and has shown that RA patients are more likely to have higher inflammatory diets, but that a change to an anti-inflammatory diet resulted in lower disease activity scores.Read Article
Knee osteoarthritis is best managed by weight loss, as the effects of most analgesic therapies have been marginal and debatable. The use of anti-diabetic glucagon-like peptide-1 therapies have demonstrated significant weight loss benefits; hence this trial evaluated the potential weight loss andRead Article
Dr. Jack Cush reviews and discusses nearly a dozen news reports and journal articles from the past week on RheumNow.com.Read Article
Analysis of the NHANES population survey data shows weight gain during adulthood increases the risk of gout and that maintaining normal weight could reduce the overall gout risk by nearly 33%.
Obesity and gout have long been linked, but the the influence of weight changes duringRead Article
Day 3 report from the 2021 RWCS meeting in Maui (and virtually) includes pearls from the PsA 2020 Year in Review; fact vs. fiction on evidence based medicine: diet and rheumatic diseases; hot topics in allergy/immunology; and pediatric rheumatology highlights.Read Article
NEJM has reported the results of a trial showing semaglutide once weekly plus lifestyle intervention was associated with sustained, weight loss in overweight or obese adults; such that nearly one-third lost over 20% of their body weight.
Semaglutide, a once weekly glucagon-likeRead Article
Dr. Jack Cush reviews and discusses the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com.Read Article
Analysis of the NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) data suggests that one-third of the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the USA is attributable smoking, obesity and alcohol intake.
NHANES was used to determine the prevalence of lifestyle exposuresRead Article
A novel report from PNAS suggests that in osteoarthritis (OA), the damage is not entirely from body weight and mechanics, instead it may be from adipose tissue itself.Read Article
JAMA Open Network reports that reducing four particular risk factors for gout could slash incident cases in men.
Over a 26-year period, about 77% (95% CI 56%-88%) of men likely could have avoided gout if they likewise avoid four major risk factors -- high BMI, poor diet high in salt,Read Article
Are intra-articular steroid injections effective in symptomatic knee OA? Do they accelerate cartilage loss? Does weight less actually help? Do we have DMARDs for knee OA? Insights from 2020 ACR Convergence.Read Article
Gout has historically been considered a disease of the financially rich, rich in diet, and rich in alcohol. This legacy frequently results in contemporary patients reporting that they are adjusting their diet to try and control their hyperuricaemia and gout, often deferring urate-loweringRead Article
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic fibrosing disease currently with no available cure. Just as pharmacologic treatment is important to control the disease or delay its progression, non-pharmacologic interventions are also essential in the management of patients.
This article willRead Article
Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news, journal reports, survey results and "Back Talk" questions from Rheums.Read Article