Relationship between pro-inflammatory diets and pressure pain thresholds in fibromyalgia syndrome

Takeaway

  • Pressure pain thresholds in tender spot sites were significantly lower in women with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) than in controls, and there was a significant association between pain hypersensitivity and pro-inflammatory diets.

Why this matters

    Strategies to promote anti-inflammatory diets in people with FMS have the potential to improve pain hypersensitivity and other FMS-related symptoms that have a significant impact on quality of life and healthcare costs.