Obese people feel more pain than slim people

An extra layer of fat won’t provide a cushion against pain — in fact, obese people are more sensitive to pressure pain than their slimmer peers, according to a team of UK scientists.

And women feel it more than men, they say.

Their research highlights how BMI and distribution of body fat can influence sensory detection and pain sensitivity.

Essentially, the study found that obese people are more sensitive than non-obese people to pressure pain but not to thermal pain.

This suggests that an extra layer of fat is no protection against extreme

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