Children Born to Mothers with RA Have Higher Risk of Chronic Diseases

Children Born to Mothers with RA Have Higher Risk of Chronic Diseases

Moms with rheumatoid arthritis may not be able to protect their children from developing certain chronic conditions. A recent study published in Arthritis Care and Research found that the offspring of mothers who had rheumatoid arthritis (RA) while pregnant were at considerably higher risk for developing chronic diseases themselves compared to children born to mothers without RA. For the research, 15 kinds of diseases were selected for comparison. The offspring who were exposed to maternal RA in utero had higher rates of disease in five of these categories. The most notable risks were for childhood or adolescent...

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