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Arthritis

Vitamin B12, Folic Acid Help in Arthritis

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"Historically, dietary causes have been associated with both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, but the idea is controversial, with little evidence that specific diet components are effective," wrote Margaret Flynn, PhD, in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition (Aug. 1994;13:351-6).

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Muscle, Bone Mass Linked in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Wed Apr 3, 2002

By David Douglas

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women with rheumatoid arthritis are at high risk of developing the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis, but exercise could help strengthen the bones of these patients, Danish researchers report.

In rheumatoid arthritis, the body's immune system attacks joint tissues, leading to damage in many parts of the body, including bone, cartilage and various internal organs. The disease can cause severe disabilities, particularly in older people, and its exact causes are still not known.

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