New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Obesity may worsen symptoms for patients with lupus, according to a study. In a recent Arthritis Care & Research study of 148 women with lupus, obesity was linked with worse disease activity, depressive symptoms, and symptoms of pain and fatigue. The association was consistent across different definitions of obesity. The study's findings highlight the need for lifestyle interventions in lupus patients who are overweight to help reduce health risks and the debilitating symptoms of the disease. The findings have been reported in the journal Arthritis Care & Research.