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How can being overweight increase my risk of having pain?

Harris H. McIlwain, MD
Rheumatology
Simply stated, the more overweight you are, the greater the level of pro-inflammatory markers in your body and the greater your risk of pain. For example, during episodes of acute inflammation, your liver produces a special type of protein called “C-reactive protein.” This protein is highly associated with obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. In addition, some groundbreaking findings now indicate that there are elevated levels of C-reactive protein in patients with inflammatory arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other pain-related ailments.
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Diet for a Pain-Free Life: A Revolutionary Plan to Lose Weight, Stop Pain, Sleep Better and Feel Great in 21 Days, ADA...sound nutritional advice...do-able, delicious..a godsend to pain sufferers.

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