Passive smoking in childhood linked to rheumatoid arthritis

Passive smoking in childhood linked to rheumatoid arthritis

Smoking also speeds up disease progression in ankylosing spondylitis

Date:

June 16, 2017

Source:

European League Against Rheumatism

Summary:

The link between active smoking and the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has been demonstrated by research. However, interestingly, new work also suggested for the first time that in smokers, exposure to tobacco early in life through passive smoking in childhood significantly increased this risk.

See https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170616102121.htm


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