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Men's Health: Better Sleep, Less Swelling and Reduced Risk of Inflammation

Men's Health: Better Sleep, Less Swelling and Reduced Risk of Inflammation

Soomi Lee, PhD, assistant professor in the School of Aging Studies, published a study which examined whether systemic inflammation often found in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is explained by poorer sleep health in the journal for Arthritis Care & Research. The research analyzed data from the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men Study, which included a cross-sectional sample of 2562 men over 65 years old with either OA or RA. Results from this study reveal different potential mechanisms by which OA and RA may increase risk for systemic inflammation and suggests that promoting sleep health in men with OA may help reduce the risk of systemic inflammation. Full story...