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Papers: 1 Jun 2024 - 7 Jun 2024


Front Nutr



Effects of weight loss through dietary intervention on pain characteristics, functional mobility, and inflammation in adults with elevated adiposity.


Ward SJ, Coates AM, Carter S, Baldock KL, Berryman C, Stanton TR, Yandell C, Buckley JD, Tan SY, Rogers GB, Hill AM


The relationship between adiposity and pain is complex. Excess weight increases the risk for chronic musculoskeletal pain (CMP), driven by increased biomechanical load and low-grade systemic inflammation. Pain limits physical function, impacting energy balance contributing to weight gain. The primary aims of this study were to profile pain characteristics in participants with overweight or obesity and determine if weight loss through dietary-induced energy restriction, and presence of CMP, or magnitude of weight loss, was associated with changes in adiposity, pain, functional mobility, and inflammation.