Dec 9, 2021
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
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- 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
All the links:
- Okifuji A,
Hare BD. The association between chronic pain and
obesity. J Pain Res. 2015;8:399-408. Published 2015
Jul 14. doi:10.2147/JPR.S55598
Larsson, U. Influence of weight loss on pain, perceived disability
and observed functional limitations in obese women. Int J
Obes 28, 269–277 (2004).
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,
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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