Is There Anything I Can Do To Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Question: Is there anything I can do to prevent rheumatoid arthritis?

Answer: Not really. Genetic studies show that some people are more predisposed to the disease than others, but I think a healthy life -- not smoking, not eating too much, having a reasonable weight -- they all help, but whether they help to prevent arthritis I'm not certain about.

Maybe if you have less weight, for example, you would not have as much degenerative changes in the knees, for example. But it's not really -- there is no diet or any specific prevention for arthritis.

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