Drinking Alcohol Cuts Risk Of Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis In Half, Study Suggests

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 07:35 in Health & Medicine

Alcohol cuts the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis by up to 50 percent, reveals new research. And the more alcohol was consumed, the lower the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Among those who drank regularly, the quarter with the highest consumption were up to 50% less likely to develop the disease compared with the half who drank the least. The effect was the same for both men and women.

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