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Who Has Fibromyalgia? It Might Not Be Who You Think

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120227007060/en/Fibromyalgia

The Raw Milk Debate: Rawness and Rationality - Real Food - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

The Cornucopia Institute Reveals Cereal Crimes - Sustainable Farming - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

The 15 Most Important Fruits and Vegetables to Buy Organic

Miscarriage and Fibromyalgia

Study evaluates whether PWB predicts negative affectivity in fibromyalgia

Has war on pill abuse turned into war on pain patients?

Erasing neuronal memories may help control persistent pain

Studies and Links

Those of you that faithfully read my blog know that I don't place a lot of weight in studies.  I find that most prove very little when it comes to theory because the test is done either on a small amount of people or their factors are just too vague. 

I just recently came across this case study (http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=154628) that, pardon the pun, bases too much weight in its theory.  The study is supposed to link obesity to the severity of Fibromyalgia symptoms.  It had 888 participants, a good size for a study of this magnitude (again-- pardon the pun), but I don't find any controls-- which to me is discouraging.

Fibromyalgia happens to people of any size and I truly do not believe that one's weight is the soul factor for the severity of the disease.  I believe there are many factors like poor food choices, stress, overuse and abuse of the body, medication, and activity level that also play a huge role in the severity of the condition.