Association between physical exercise, body mass index, and risk of fibromyalgia: longitudinal data from the Norwegian Nord-Trøndelag Health Study.

@article{Mork2010AssociationBP,
  title={Association between physical exercise, body mass index, and risk of fibromyalgia: longitudinal data from the Norwegian Nord-Tr\ondelag Health Study.},
  author={Paul Jarle Mork and Ottar Vasseljen and Tom Ivar Lund Nilsen},
  journal={Arthritis care & research},
  year={2010},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={611-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between leisure time physical exercise, body mass index (BMI), and risk of fibromyalgia (FM). METHODS A longitudinal study with baseline assessment of physical exercise (frequency, duration, and intensity) and BMI was used to explore the risk of having FM at 11-year followup in a large, unselected female population (n = 15,990) without FM or physical impairments at baseline. RESULTS At followup, 380 cases of incident FM were reported. A weak dose… CONTINUE READING