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Potential Cause Of Arthritis Discovered: Carbohydrate Activates Body's Defenses, Causing Inflammation

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August 22, 2002
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Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have shown that certain types of naturally occurring carbohydrates in the body may cause rheumatoid arthritis, a debilitating, painful disease affecting hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

BOSTON — Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School (HMS) have shown that certain types of naturally occurring carbohydrates in the body may cause rheumatoid arthritis, a debilitating, painful disease affecting hundreds of millions of people worldwide.


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