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Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology: “Obesity, adipose tissue and rheumatoid arthritis: coincidence or more complex relationship?”
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American Medical Association: "8 Reasons Patients Don't Take Their Medications."
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Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD on October 17, 2019
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