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If I'm overweight, can losing weight help relieve pain?

Being overweight significantly affects certain types of pain, especially arthritis pain. In this video, Devi Nampiaparampil, MD, chief of pain management at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, explains the effect of losing just one pound.


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