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Rheumatoid cachexia is associated with dyslipidemia and low levels of atheroprotective natural antibodies against phosphorylcholine but not with dietary fat in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study

Ann-Charlotte Elkan1*, Niclas Håkansson2, Johan Frostegård3, Tommy Cederholm4 and Ingiäld Hafström1

Author Affiliations

1 Karolinska Institute at the Department of Rheumatology, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, 141 86 Stockholm, Sweden

2 The National Institute of Environmental Medicine, Division of Nutritional Epidemiology, Karolinska Institute, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden

3 Karolinska Institute at the Department of Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, 141 86 Stockholm, Sweden

4 Department of Public Health and Caring Science/Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Uppsala University, 751 85 Uppsala, Sweden

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Arthritis Research & Therapy 2009, 11:R37  doi:10.1186/ar2643


See related editorial by Roubenoff, http://arthritis-research.com/content/11/2/108

Published: 10 March 2009

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