Thursday, July 12, 2012

People who are obese face higher rates of pain: study

Chronic, daily pain affects every dimension of a person’s life, says Dr. Arya Sharma, scientific director of the Canadian Obesity Network. “It affects your sleep, it affects your quality of life, your energy levels, your professional life. “It’s a major barrier for someone trying to manage their weight — and a major driver of weight gain in a lot of patients.”

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