You don’t need to lose weight to get out of pain. And the idea that some amount of pain is something we have to just “live with” because of our age or body type is nonsense.
A majority of the messages in my inbox include some version of “I have pain and I know I need to lose weight but…” which honestly breaks my heart because I believe that life without pain is possible for everyone. I truly do.
Researchers really want to make a connection between obesity, BMI, and pain but haven’t been able to – but that doesn’t stop them from trying.
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What you’ll learn from this episode:
- Why you don’t need to lose weight to get out of pain
- How science really wants to make a connection but can’t
- And why focusing on BMI is a waste of time (and missing the point)
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- McGoey BV, Deitel M, Saplys RJ, and Kliman ME. Effect of weight loss on musculoskeletal pain in the morbidly obese. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. British volume 1990 72-B:2, 322-323
- Paul Welsh, Eliana Polisecki, Michele Robertson, Sabine Jahn, Brendan M. Buckley, Anton J. M. de Craen, Ian Ford, J. Wouter Jukema, Peter W. Macfarlane, Chris J. Packard, David J. Stott, Rudi G. J. Westendorp, James Shepherd, Aroon D. Hingorani, George Davey Smith, Ernst Schaefer, Naveed Sattar, Unraveling the Directional Link between Adiposity and Inflammation: A Bidirectional Mendelian Randomization Approach, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Volume 95, Issue 1, 1 January 2010, Pages 93–99, https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2009-1064
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