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Obesity linked to chronic pain. Posted by Rheumatology doctor in UAE

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Reuters (6/21, Schultz) reports that, according to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, obesity and physical inactivity my increase an individual’s risk of developing chronic pain, particularly in the back, neck and shoulders. Researchers reviewed data, which included BMI’s and physical activity levels, on approximately 30,000 adults who took part in a health study in Norway. They found that men who exercised two hours or more weekly throughout the study were 25 percent less likely to develop lower back pain and 20 percent less like likely to experience neck or shoulder pain compared with men who exercised less or not at all. For women, those who exercised at least two hours per week were eight percent less likely to have lower back pain and 9 percent less likely to experience neck and shoulder pain than their non-exercising counterparts.

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