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Alcohol reduces the severity of rheumatoid arthritis

3 August 2010

Drinking alcohol may reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis according to new research published in Rheumatology today. It is the first time that this effect has been shown in humans. The study also finds that alcohol consumption reduces the risk of developing the disease, confirming the results of previous studies.

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Published in Rheumatology, Advanced Access, 28 July 2010.

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