Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Your Sickess Might be the Only Thing Keeping You Healthy.

We all love a "Win-Win" situation, or a "Two for One" when we can get it. There is an odd "win-win" recently discovered: People using medications to treat arthritis or psoriasis have a lower risk of getting diabetes. Maybe this is a "Lose-Win," but by treating one problem, you are actually helping yourself  escape another.

In a recent study, those treating Arthritis and Psoriasis with medications (like cyclosporine) were 38% less likely to get type 2 diabetes than those not receiving treatment for those conditions. If they used hydroxychloroquine, a Rheumatoid Arthritis drug (also used for fighting malaria), a whopping 46 % lower risk of diabetes was experienced.

So, maybe we shouldn't get depressed about some of our problems. The trouble you are having right now may be saving you from having something worse.

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