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Study Links Obesity to Greater Pain, Weakness in Fibromyalgia Patients
Date:1/6/2011

n and exercise, needs to be incorporated to maximize symptom relief. Other research has suggested that weight loss may bring some relief from fibromyalgia symptoms, the researchers noted.

"If they're not able to walk because of pain, (perhaps) we can devise upper-body exercise regimens . . . that are not difficult for them to do," Napadow said. "That's one kind of intriguing possibility."

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To learn more about fibromyalgia, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

SOURCES: Akiko Okifuji, Ph.D., professor of anesthesiology, Pain Research and Management Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City; Vitaly Napadow, Ph.D., assistant professor of radiology, Harvard Medical School, and assistant in neuroscience, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; December 2010 The Journal of Pain


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