Overuse of antibiotics linked with increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers from Keele University and the Quadram Institute analysed data from primary care medical records. They found that the odds of developing rheumatoid arthritis were 60% higher in those exposed to antibiotics than in those not exposed

Overuse of antibiotics linked with increased risk of rheumatoid arthritisThe odds increased with the number of antibiotics treatments, and how recently they were taken. Rheumatoid arthritis affects 400,000 people in the UK and this study suggests it affects 26 in 100,000 people who have taken antibiotics. Rheumatoid arthritis is likely to be caused by a complex mix of genetics and different environmental factors, so […]