The authors conclude that a larger scale, multi-regional and non-provider–affiliated survey may help identify more current estimates of the prevalence and pattern of supplement use in the general RA population. Additionally, “up-to-date assessments of RA population–based usage patterns may assist providers in remaining cognizant of their patients’ practices and enhance their ability to identify [supplement]-related clinical outcomes,” write the authors.
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