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Obesity and Pain

Obese Americans More Prone to Daily Pain

Link between obesity and pain is stronger for women and older Americans

Arthur A. Stone, PhD, reports that US adults who are obese report higher rates of daily pain than those who are not, according to Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey of more than 1 million Americans. In fact, the higher an individual's Body Mass Index (BMI) score, the more likely he or she is to report experiencing pain, with 44.1% of those with BMIs of 40 or higher saying so.

Obesity and pain
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