Sunshine May Decrease Chances Of Rheumatoid Arthritis

A new study involving 235,000 participants suggests that ultraviolet B (UV-B) rays, in sunlight may reduce the risks of rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Elizabeth Arkema, who studies epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues said, “our study adds to the growing evidence that exposure to UV-B light is associated with decreased risk of rheumatoid arthritis,” The study was divided into two terms lasting over 33 years. Results show that women who had more exposure to high levels of UV-B light were 21% less likely to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis. More here

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