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    Weight loss dramatically improves painful musculoskeletal complaints


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    Monday, December 18, 2006 2:37 am Email this article
    Complaints of musculoskeletal pain are dramatically reduced in patients following a large amount of weight loss after bariatric surgery. Decreased Pain

    Musculoskeletal complaints decreased from 100% of patients to 23%

    “Musculoskeletal complaints had been present in 100% of obese subjects before, and 23% after weight loss,” the paper notes.

    The greatest improvements occurred in the:

     

    Subjects

    Subjects : 48 people

    The study involved 47 women and one man.

     

    Weight Loss

    Weight loss : 101 pounds

    Patients started out morbidly obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 51, and lost an average of 101 pounds.

     

    Conclusion

    Conclusion : Weight loss helps reduce musculoskeletal pain

    “The benefits seen with weight loss indicate that prevention and treatment of obesity can improve [musculoskeletal] health and function,” the papers concludes.

    REFERENCE

    Hooper M, Stellato T, Hallowell P, Seitz B, Moskowitz R. Musculoskeletal findings in obese subjects before and after weight loss following bariatric surgery. Int J Obes (Lond). 2007 Jan, 31(1):114-20.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Dr M. M. Hooper
    Arthritis Translational Research Program
    University Hospitals of Cleveland
    3609 Park East Dr., Suite 307
    Cleveland, OH 44122, USA
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