Obesity's Role in the Treatment and Development of Disease


Obesity was a common theme at RNS16 this year in which speakers touched on obesity as a cause of disease onset and even as one that can prevent therapeutic treatments from working.

Obesity was a common theme amongst talks given at the recent Rheumatology Nurses Society annual conference held in Cleveland earlier this month. Obesity can lead to disease onset, it can exasperate existing conditions and even prevent therapeutic treatments from working. 

Christopher Ritchlin, M.D., of University of Rochester Medical School, and a specialist in psoriatic arthritis addresses the issue of obesity in this soundbite. The issue, though, comes down to teamwork that involves the patient and a team of healthcare professionals.

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