7 Celebrities With Lupus

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Toni Braxton

Women of color are two to three times more likely than white women to develop lupus, says Dawn Isherwood, a health educator with the Lupus Foundation of America.

Braxton, who revealed her diagnosis at a lupus benefit last November, recently tweeted: "Lupus medication actually causes most women to gain weight. But we’re still fabulous! I’m going to work it on out."

Corticosteroids—one of the mainstays of lupus treatment—can indeed promote weight gain. Still, exercise can help people with lupus manage their weight and will also improve their quality of life, Isherwood says.

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