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Evidence Builds for Effects of Obesity, Low Physical Activity on Development of Psoriatic Arthritis

Key clinical point: High BMI, high waist circumference, and lower levels of physical activity all increase the risk of developing psoriatic arthritis.

Major finding: Obese individuals had an adjusted HR of 2.46 (95% CI, 1.65-3.68), compared with participants at normal weight.

Study details: A longitudinal, population-based study of data from 36,626 women and men without diagnosed PsA at baseline.

Disclosures: The study was partially funded by a grant the first author received from the Norwegian Extra Foundation for Health and Rehabilitation. The authors reported no conflicts of interest.

Citation:

Thomsen RS et al. Arthritis Care Res. 2019 Dec 7. doi: 10.1002/acr.24121.