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"Obesity May Be Associated With Higher Pain Rate"

HealthDay (2/11, Preidt) reported, "There's a clear link between obesity and pain," according to a study published in Obesity "that finds the heaviest people suffer the greatest discomfort." Using a survey of over "one million people," researchers found that "compared to people with low to normal weight, pain rates were 20 percent higher for overweight people, 68 percent higher for those in the Obese 1 group, 136 percent higher for the Obese 2 group, and 254 percent higher for the Obese 3 group. The researchers also found that as people age, excess weight is associated with even higher levels of pain." This may be because "excess fat may trigger processes that result in inflammation and pain" or due to "depression," according to researchers



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