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Can Changing The Oil Elevate Your RA Risk?

If you're still changing the oil in your car the old fashioned way -- on your driveway -- and having problems with arthritis, it may be wise to consider letting someone else do it for you. Seems exposure to certain oils, specifically motor oil, may make you more prone to certain forms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

Basing their study solely on RA patients between 1996-2003, Swedish researchers tracked details involving a patient's exposure to various types of mineral oils, including motor oil and asphalt.

Exposure to motor oil increased one's odds of developing two forms of RA by as much as 30 percent, confirming previous tests done on animals.

Although exposure like this sounds odd and perhaps amusing, I can assure you RA is indeed a devastating disease that can destroy your health, based on my experience treating more than 3,000 patients over the past 15 years. If you're interested in my extensive comments on how I treat this disease, I urge you to review my RA Protocol.

One other warning: Although I do write prescriptions occasionally, you should always avoid taking any interferon drugs, as they are loaded with severe side effects that can cause far more harm than good.

Arthritis Research And Therapy, Vol. 7, No. 6, September 23, 2005 Free Full-Text Article

BBC News September 22, 2005

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