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The relationship between obesity, low back pain, and lumbar disc degeneration when genetics and the environment are considered: a systematic review of twin studies.
BACKGROUND CONTEXT The relationships between obesity and low back pain (LBP) and lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) remain unclear. It is possible that familial factors, including genetics and earlyExpand
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Mapping the association between back pain and type 2 diabetes: A cross-sectional and longitudinal study of adult Spanish twins
Background Back pain and type 2 diabetes often co-occur, resulting in greater impact on people’s health and complexity in their care. Plausible causal mechanisms for this association have beenExpand
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Obesity does not increase the risk of chronic low back pain when genetics are considered. A prospective study of Spanish adult twins.
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Obesity is commonly investigated as a potential risk factor for low back pain (LBP); however, current evidence remains unclear. Limitations in previous studies may explain theExpand
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Are obesity and body fat distribution associated with low back pain in women? A population-based study of 1128 Spanish twins
PurposeTo investigate the relationship between different measures of obesity and chronic low back pain (LBP) using a within-pair twin case–control design that adjusts for genetics and early sharedExpand
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Effectiveness of telehealth-based interventions in the management of non-specific low back pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND Telehealth has emerged as a potential alternative to deliver interventions for low back pain (LBP); however, its effectiveness has not been investigated. PURPOSE The aim of this reviewExpand
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What is the effect of health coaching on physical activity participation in people aged 60 years and over? A systematic review of randomised controlled trials
Background Physical inactivity is common in older age, yet increased activity benefits older people in terms of preventing chronic disease and maximising independence. Health coaching is a behaviourExpand
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Does sedentary behavior increase the risk of low back pain? A population-based co-twin study of Spanish twins.
BACKGROUND The relationship between sedentary lifestyle and low back pain (LBP) remains unclear and previous research has not accounted for genetic and early environmental factors. PURPOSE Our aimExpand
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Are perinatal factors associated with musculoskeletal pain across the lifespan? A systematic review with meta-analysis.
BACKGROUND Musculoskeletal conditions are common health issues with great impact on individuals. Although many factors have been associated with the development of musculoskeletal pain, such asExpand
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Alterações psicológicas e exercício físico em pacientes com artrite reumatóide
The purpose of this study was to provide a literature review aiming to clarify the most prevalent psychological changes present in individuals suffering from rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the impact ofExpand
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Is there an association between diabetes and neck and back pain? A systematic review with meta-analyses
Background and objective Approximately half of the population will experience either low back pain or neck pain, at some point in their lives. Previous studies suggest that people with diabetes areExpand
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