The London-based Royal College has established a positive impact of regular use of alcohol to reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. This conclusion scientists came after global analysis of 9 different scientific works, which were attended by almost 12 volunteers. Having collected together all the results, the researchers came to the conclusion that using regular alcohol people almost half less prone to the development of rheumatoid arthritis.
The obtained findings relate only patients with a positive result for antibodies anticitrulline protein. This type of protein is found only in the most severe cases mentioned diseases. This severe form were subjected to 2/3 of patients with arthritis. Scientists still difficult to explain the cause of interconnectedness between alcohol and arthritis, although one of the hypotheses suggests that this is due to anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects of alcohol.
It should be recalled that rheumatoid arthritis is one of the autoimmune diseases, as it occurs in the case when the immune system tolerates the failure and begins to fight with joints and, more rarely, other parts of the body. The causes of the disease are still unknown.