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If You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Should You Raise Your Glass? The Effects of Alcohol Consumption on RA

By Ann Butenas
 
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Sources: http://www.cnn.com/2010/HEALTH/07/27/drinking.rheumatoid.arthritis/index...
http://www.everydayhealth.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/rheumatoid-arthritis-...

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I read in Findrxonline that many take these beneficial effects for drinking but as also shown only in moderate doses as in excess it causes great damage to the body as any substance for example hydrocodone.

March 2, 2011 - 7:38am
Ann Butenas

It does not hold true for everyone, which is why the article was not entirely definitive. It can work for some, but not for othres. In fact, some with RA who DO drink can have the opposite reaction, as the article suggested. The article merely suggested that moderate alcohol consumption MAY help SOME with RA....not everyone! Hope that helps. Thanks for the link to your blog.

March 2, 2011 - 6:17am
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I have been diagnosed w Rheumatoid Arthritis since 2005 and have always been a social drinker on the weekends prior to being diagnosed. So I don't agree with this article or perhaps I was a rare case. Welcome to check out my blog www.mommywithra.blogspot.com

March 2, 2011 - 2:47am
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