Fibromyalgia and obesity: A comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis.

  title={Fibromyalgia and obesity: A comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Martina D’Onghia and Jacopo Ciaffi and Lucia Lisi and Luana Mancarella and Susan Cragg Ricci and N. Stefanelli and Riccardo Meliconi and Francesco Ursini},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={51 2},
The economic burden of fibromyalgia: A systematic literature review.
Fibromyalgia: a new facet of the post-COVID-19 syndrome spectrum? Results from a web-based survey
It is suggested that clinical features of FM are common in patients who recovered from COVID-19 and that obesity and male gender affect the risk of developing post-CO VID-19 FM.
Pathophysiology and Clinical Implications of Cognitive Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia
This traditional review aimed to look at the previous body of literature in PubMed in the past five years to address the pathophysiology of the cognitive dysfunction in fibromyalgia patients, to find the risk factors, and to figure out the clinical implications.
Fibromyalgia in Older Individuals
As FM is most often a lifelong condition, patients should be encouraged to identify their own personal strategies that can attenuate symptoms, especially when symptoms flare, and Continued life participation should be the outcome goal.
Fibromyalgia Syndrome and Cognitive Decline: The Role of Body Mass Index and Clinical Symptoms
The high prevalence of obesity and overweight in fibromyalgia (FM) may be an important factor in the well-known cognitive deficits seen in the disorder. This study analyzed the influence of body mass
Is Whole-Body Cryostimulation an Effective Add-On Treatment in Individuals with Fibromyalgia and Obesity? A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
The findings suggest that WBC could be a promising add-on treatment to improve key aspects of FM, such as pain, depressive symptoms, disease impact and poor sleep quality.
Body Image, Medication Use, and Mental Health among Women with Fibromyalgia in Flanders, Belgium
Mental health was more clearly associated with body image than medication use, or even fibromyalgia symptoms, and having negative mental health is associated with a negative body image.
Glucose tolerance in fibromyalgia
The results highlight the importance of assessing the glucose regulation status and the lifestyle factors affecting glucose regulation in FM patients for prevention or early treatment of diabetes and associated complications.
The Effect of Ketogenic Diet on Inflammatory Arthritis and Cardiovascular Health in Rheumatic Conditions: A Mini Review
KD was shown to be effective in reducing disease symptoms, possibly through the production of β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB), the main ketone body, and intermittent fasting improved the clinical manifestations of psoriatic arthritis.
The Role of Pain Catastrophizing and Pain Acceptance in Performance-Based and Self-Reported Physical Functioning in Individuals with Fibromyalgia and Obesity
Multidisciplinary interventions that address pain catastrophizing and pain acceptance are recommended and might be effective to improve both perceived and performance-based functioning in women with FM and obesity.


Prevalence of fibromyalgia in general population and patients, a systematic review and meta-analysis
It was showed that prevalence of fibromyalgia in general population was significantly lower than that in populations with some diseases, including type 2 diabetes mellitus and Behcet syndrome.
EULAR revised recommendations for the management of fibromyalgia
These recommendations are underpinned by high-quality reviews and meta-analyses and propose research priorities clarifying who will benefit from specific interventions, their effect in combination and organisation of healthcare systems to optimise outcome.
Impact of Fibromyalgia on Functioning in Obese Patients Undergoing Comprehensive Rehabilitation
A possible link between fibromyalgia (FM) and obesity has been recently suggested but very scanty data on the prevalence of FM in obese populations are available. The aims of the present
Severity of fibromyalgia symptoms is associated with socioeconomic status and not obesity in Korean patients.
In contrast to Western patients, symptom severity in Korean FM patients is associated with SES, but not with obesity, and patients with lower SES had more severe symptoms, and poorer QoL and function compared to those with higher SES.
Prevalence of fibromyalgia and associated factors in Spain.
The prevalence of fibromyalgia in adults in Spain barely changed between 2000 and 2016 and it is similar to that observed in Europe as a whole.
Fibromyalgia and Obesity: The Association Between Body Mass Index and Disability, Depression, History of Abuse, Medications, and Comorbidities
  • C. Gota, S. Kaouk, W. Wilke
  • Medicine
    Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases
  • 2015
Compared with normal-weight patients, obese FM patients are more disabled, report more medical comorbidities, exercise less, have a higher incidence of abuse, report increased depressive symptoms, and take more medications for FM.
Features of mood associated with high body weight in females with fibromyalgia.
Relationship between fibromyalgia and obesity in pain, function, mood, and sleep.
Predictors of fibromyalgia: a population-based twin cohort study
Regional pain, frequent headache, and persistent back or neck pain, sleeping problems, and overweight are predictors for having a cluster of symptoms consistent with fibromyalgia.
Classification, epidemiology, and natural history of fibromyalgia
There are no data that demonstrate an increasing incidence or prevalence of FM; moreover, existing data refute any association between FM prevalence and compensation, and claims that the FM label itself causes illness behavior and increased dependence on the medical system are not supported by existing research.