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Human Studies

2019 Jul 05

Arthritis Res Ther



High baseline fat mass, but not lean tissue mass, is associated with high intensity low back pain and disability in community-based adults.


Brady SRE, Urquhart DM, Hussain S M, Teichtahl A, Wang Y, Wluka AE, Cicuttini F
Arthritis Res Ther. 2019 Jul 05; 21(1):165.
PMID: 31277706.


Low back pain is the largest contributor to disability worldwide. The role of body composition as a risk factor for back pain remains unclear. Our aim was to examine the relationship between fat mass and fat distribution on back pain intensity and disability using validated tools over 3 years.