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Rheumatoid Arthritis - What Increases Your Risk

Other factors that may increase your risk for rheumatoid arthritis include:1

  • Being female. Rheumatoid arthritis affects women 2 to 3 times as often as men.
  • Being between the ages of 40 and 60. Rheumatoid arthritis can begin at any age, but it most often begins in adulthood.
  • Smoking cigarettes.

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Last Updated: February 08, 2013
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