People with chronic pain do not think diet is a factor says new research

pain, diet, weight, obese, arthritis digestWe are what we eat, some say, but a small study from Australia has found that our relationship with food can be much more complicated than we think.

A survey was carried out on 50 people who had chronic pain. Participants rated their diet between “good” and “excellent” (76%) and one that promoted well-being (62%). Yet 74% were actually overweight or obese.

“There was no correlation between measures of dietary adherence and knowledge with reported pain,” the authors of the research explain in Pain Management. “Participants generally reported their diets to be good, however, this was not reflected in their habitual diet. There was a low perceived role of food altering pain perception.”

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