Is Insulin Resistance the Cause of Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is one of the most frequent generalized pain disorders with poorly understood neurobiological mechanisms. This condition accounts for an enormous proportion of healthcare costs. Despite extensive research, the etiology of FM is unknown and thus, there is no disease modifying therapy available for this condition. We show that most (if not all) patients […]

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Does Insulin Resistance Cause Fibromyalgia?

Researchers led by a team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston were able to dramatically reduce the pain of fibromyalgia patients with medication that targeted insulin resistance. This discovery could dramatically alter the way that some forms of chronic pain can be identified and managed. Dr. Miguel Pappolla, UTMB professor of neurology, said that […]

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