Impact of Fibromyalgia on Patient Groups of Different Ages

Research results presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting last month indicated that younger and middle aged patients with fibromyalgia report worse symptoms and a lower quality of life than those who are 60 years and older.  The younger and middle-aged patients were likelier to be employed, unmarried, smokers and have a higher education level, lower body mass index, more abuse history and a shorter duration of fibromyalgia symptoms than older patients. A news report about this and related research conducted by the Mayo Clinic and presented at the ACR meeting, may be read here.


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