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Headaches are more common and more incapacitating in obese people
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"[H]eadaches are more common and incapacitating in obese patients than [normal weight people]," according to a new study from Brazil. "[M]igraine is the most important diagnosis in this population." HEADACHES
75% of obese people reported headaches
Seventy-five percent of obese people reported having headaches.
66% reported migraines
Two-thirds (66 percent) reported having migraines.
9% reported tension headaches
And one out of every eleven patients (9 percent) reported tension-type headaches.
48% reported incapacitating headaches
Nearly half (48 percent) said that their headaches were incapacitating.
Peres M, Lerario DD, Garrido AB, Zukerman E. Primary headaches in obese patients. Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2005 Dec, 63(4):931-33.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Instituto Israelita de Ensino e Pesquisa Albert Einstein
Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
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On Jan 13, 2006 at 3:44 am Randy Smith, MD wrote:
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Fats cells are metabolically active and produce pro-inflammatory mediators such as cytokines and IL6. These produce a lot of aches and pains. Since loosing weight (70 pounds) I suffer much less from these tyoes of ailments.
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