Heart Disease, Smoking, and Hormones Tied to Lupus and RA [Part 2]

Heart Disease, Smoking, and Hormones Tied to Lupus and RA [Part 2]

In Part 2 of her Arthritis Now interview, Dr. Karen Costenbader of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, delves a bit deeper into her multifaceted research, including a look into a national study she’s participating in involving fish oil and cardiac health. The study is meant to measure the dependency of patients on supplements and if they really do aid in the battle against certain diseases. She also goes into further detail about female hormones and why lupus is more prevalent in female populations.

Additionally, Dr. Costenbader’s research goals include creating prediction rules to see who is at the highest risk for developing lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, based on their genetic backgrounds and environmental exposures.

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