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Papers: 23 Dec 2023 - 29 Dec 2023

2023 Dec

Pain Rep




Physical activity, sitting time, and thermal quantitative sensory testing responses in African Americans.


Huber FA, Carpenter R, Goodin BR, Bruehl S, Karlson C, Rao U, Kinney K, Nag S, Morris MC


Prior research suggests that African Americans (AAs) have more frequent, intense, and debilitating pain and functional disability compared with non-Hispanic Whites (NHWs). Potential contributing factors to this disparity are physical activity and sedentary behavior, given that AAs are less physically active, and physical activity is associated with antinociception (whereas sedentary behavior is linked to pronociception). However, impact of these factors on pain processing has largely been unexplored in AAs, especially before chronic pain onset.