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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Cry, Fatty, Cry 

It turns out that maybe there's reason behind the schoolyard stereotype of the fat kid who cries at the littlest injury: obese people seem to be more sensitive to pain. All snark aside, this is an interesting finding (though the small n of 62 is suspect), and could lead to all sorts of questions surrounding both perception and regulation of pain. And less pain is good.

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