Monday, September 14, 2009

Inflammation care may cut heart risk

Researchers in Montreal say inflammatory diseases - polymyositis and dermatomyositis - are linked to increased cardiovascular risk. The study, published in The Journal of Rheumatology, also find the immunosuppressive therapies currently used to treat the two inflammatory diseases looked at in the study - polymyositis and dermatomyositis - may have a preventive effect against heart attacks. - UPI

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