Link between chronic pain and nutrition

Dietary fats in particular can have a marked effect on management

Diet can play an important role in helping to reduce chronic pain, according to the research of a dietitian and PhD candidate.

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Katherine Brain's research suggests patients often find changing their diet is easier than other approaches to pain management, such as weaning off opioids, increasing physical activity or psychological interventions.

Here are her top 9 tips on nutrition and pain management:

  1. Both malnutrition and obesity can exacerbate pain.
  2. Dietary fats, in particular, can affect a patient’s experience of pain.
  3. A diet high