Advances & More News / Reported from China: Genetically Predicted Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Osteoporosis

Genetically predicted rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with osteoporosis, according to a study published online April 11 in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Yunyang Deng and Martin Chi Sang Wong, M.D., from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, used Mendelian randomization (MR) analyses to examine whether RA was causally associated with osteoporosis in Japanese populations. Data from genome-wide association studies were included on RA (4,199 cases and 208,254 controls) and osteoporosis (7,788 cases and 204,665 controls) from the Biobank Japan. Instrumental variables included 11 RA-related single nucleotide polymorphisms. Source: Advances and More licensed by HealthDay

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