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Weight loss reduces pain in obese patients, study says

A study in the Journal of Pain found obese patients who lost 10% of their body weight reported less pain, in expected locations such as joints and in non-weight-bearing areas such as the abdomen, arm, chest and jaw. "What we think that means is this process of losing weight may be affecting the central mechanisms of pain control related to the brain and spinal cord," said researcher Andrew Schrepf.

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