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How common is obesity in people with fibromyalgia?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
Obesity is a global epidemic that affects approximately one-quarter of adults in the United States and Europe and one-fifth of adults in China. Obesity is generally defined as weighing 20% or more over your ideal body weight. Being overweight is even more common among people with fibromyalgia. Seven in every ten people with fibromyalgia are overweight, and half can be classified as obese.
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