Thyroid function in RA patients linked to metabolic syndrome

12/30/2009 | Medscape (free registration)

A study in Amsterdam found rheumatoid arthritis patients with low thyroid function have a higher prevalence of metabolic syndrome and an increased risk for cardiovascular disease compared with RA patients with normal thyroid function. The researchers say the study shows a need for better cardiovascular care for patients with hypothyroid rheumatoid arthritis.

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