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Scientists Find Insulin Resistance Linked To Fibromyalgia Pain
Sunday 19 May 2019
From Pakistan news outlet Samaa:
Scientists find insulin resistance linked to fibromyalgia pain
Scientists have found that insulin resistance is related to the origin of fibromyalgia.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread pain, fatigue, sleep problems and distress. It has even affected celebrities like Lady Gaga, who has reportedly canceled concerts due to pain from fibromyalgia.
A group of people affected by the illness were compared with two groups of healthy people, WebMD reported. Researchers noted that people with fibromyalgia had a higher blood sugar level than the healthy people. Insulin resistance develops when the body starts to have difficulty breaking down sugar.
The researchers treated people with high blood sugar levels in the pre-diabetic range with a medication called metformin. People who took the medicine reported lower pain scores.
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