Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, October 27th, 2003
According to recent research from Sweden, "Obesity is associated With musculoskeletal pain and osteoarthritis. This study compares the prevalence of work-restricting musculoskeletal pain in an obese and a general population and investigates changes in the incidence of and recovery from musculoskeletal pain after bariatric surgery or conventional obesity treatment."
"A random sample of 1,135 subjects from a general population was compared with 6,328 obese subjects in the Swedish obese subjects (SOS) study," stated Markku Peltonen and colleagues at Sahlgrenska University Hospital....
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