Dr. Brian Skaggs – RA & Lupus Research [Part 2]

Dr. Brian Skaggs – RA & Lupus Research [Part 2]

Arthritis Now finished its interview with Dr. Brian Skaggs who is studying lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and both of their effects on cholesterol at UCLA. As a two-time grant recipient, he expressed his fondness for the Arthritis National Research Foundation and how it changed his scientific career.

Dr. Skaggs answered questions from viewers on diet and how it relates to RA and lupus and how he believes physical fitness contributes to an overall healthy lifestyle for patients. He even mentioned a paper his lab released regarding lupus patients and the positive effect exercise had on their HDL.

As a half-marathon athlete himself, Dr. Skaggs is an active member of ANRF’s Racing For A Cure team where he runs to raise money for arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. He sympathizes with patients who find staying active cumbersome, but urged both patients and non-patients alike to keep at it because the positive results are significant.

To find out more about the work being done in UCLA’s rheumatology department, visit www.rheumatology.ucla.edu

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Arthritis National Research Foundation

The Arthritis National Research Foundation's mission is to provide initial research funding to brilliant, investigative scientists with new ideas to cure arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Writing articles about the patients affected and the science being done to find a cure shows why we need to come together to #CureArthritis!

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