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New Study Finds Missing Link In Fibromyalgia Treatment

Sunday 26 May 2019


From Care2:



New Study Finds Missing Link in Fibromyalgia Treatment

By Michelle Schoffro Cook
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May 24, 2019
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Many fibromyalgia sufferers live with chronic pain, fatigue and other difficult symptoms that affect their ability to perform everyday tasks. Few have any clear indicator as to the cause of their health condition, or worse, how to cure it, or at least alleviate symptoms. Knowing so little about the syndrome, the medical community has had little to offer most fibromyalgia sufferers, perhaps until now. That’s because exciting new research may shed a light on a major causal factor for the syndrome, which may help to focus attention on what will improve symptoms.

A new study published in the online medical journal PLoS One found that insulin resistance may be behind fibromyalgia. The researchers found that fibromyalgia was linked to insulin resistance, which is defined as a reduced ability by the cells to respond to the action of insulin in transporting sugar from the bloodstream into the muscles and tissues. Insulin resistance usually develops with excessive weight or obesity, as well as precludes diabetes.

The scientists found that when they regulated blood sugar levels, they were also able to treat fibromyalgia-related pain, suggesting the key to controlling symptoms, but perhaps also the overall condition, is to regulate blood sugar levels and address insulin resistance.


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