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Study Links Psychosocial Comorbidities to Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

A study published yesterday in Arthritis Care & Research shows that depression, stress, anxiety, and anger are associated with increased atherosclerosis markers, which are known predictors of cardiovascular disease risk, in people with rheumatoid arthritis.Although rheumatoid arthritis has been associated with an elevated risk for cardiovascular disease, factors underlying such risks in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis remain unclear. Researchers from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons conducted a study with 195 individuals with rheumatoid arthritis and 1,073 individuals without rheumatoid arthritis to examine whether psychosocial factors are deferentially...


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Published By: Psychiatric News - Friday, 14 August, 2015

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