Moderate physical activity (PA) appears to help in reducing the risk of hyperuricaemia, according to a study in a multiethnic Chinese population. In addition, decreasing sedentary time (ST) appears to be more beneficial in women than in men.
In patients with Takayasu arteritis, calculating the carotid intima-media thickness (IMT)/diameter ratio (IDR) and peak systolic velocity (PSV) may be useful in identifying neurological severe ischaemic events (SIEs), suggests a study.
Musculoskeletal pain is a common coexisting symptom in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), with most patients having knee or lower back pain, a study reports. However, despite the major disability burden associated with these types of pain, it does not seem to get in the way of achieving treatment targets.
A more intensive serum urate-lowering therapy falls short of improving bone erosion scores in patients with erosive gout, in addition to being associated with a high treatment burden, as shown in a study.
Smoking and body mass index (BMI) contribute to a higher disease activity (DA) in early axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) over 1 year, while alcohol consumption appears to reduce DA, suggests a recent study. Of note, the magnitude of these associations may differ between men and women.
In patients with hand osteoarthritis (OA), the higher the body mass index (BMI), the more severe the pain in the hands, feet, and knees/hips is, according to a study. The generalized pain experienced by overweight or obese OA patients may be attributed to low-grade inflammation.