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The Science of Joint Health

Good Housekeeping discusses a number of explanations for the disparity between men and women with arthritis according to Iris Navarro-Millan, MD, rheumatologist at HSS, and others.

“Women’s immune systems seem to be more robust than men’s,” explained Dr. Navarro-Millan. However, this disease-fighting superpower could put immune systems into overdrive, leading them to misguidedly attack joints. As a result, women are also much more likely to have autoimmune-related joint conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

Read the full article at Goodhousekeeping.com.