According to the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin report, the overweight group reported 20% higher rates of pain than the Low-Normal group.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 26, 2012
The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters books and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study showing that higher pain levels may be attributed to obesity.
As reported in Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin on Friday, February 24, 2012 (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/pain-articles/the-link-between-obesity-and-pain-revealed), researchers at Stony Brook University in New York have linked obesity to higher pain levels.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin reported that for their study, the scientists used data from a massive clinical trial conducted by the Gallup Organization. In all, over one million people participated in a phone survey. The survey asked for height and weight, from which body mass index (BMI) was computed, and asked questions about pain conditions in the past year and pain experience yesterday. The researchers classified the participants as low/normal, overweight or obese. The obese group was further divided into three groups. After reviewing responses from the phone survey, the researchers discovered some interesting statistics.
According to the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin report, the overweight group reported 20% higher rates of pain than the Low-Normal group. The rates of pain were 68% higher for obese group 1, 136% higher for obese group 2, and an astonishing 254% higher for obese group 3. The association held for both men and women and it became stronger in older age groups.
Even though controlling the associations for other pain- related medical conditions substantially reduced the associations, they remained significant for the obese groups. The research team concluded that people who are obese are considerably more prone to having daily pain.
(SOURCE: Stone, A.A., et al., "Obesity and Pain Are Associated in the United States," Obesity (Silver Spring), Jan. 19, 2012.)
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