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Obesity Linked to Back Pain

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Overweight people are more likely to have back pain and spine problems.

Researchers in Hong Kong found obese people are at a higher risk of developing damage in their lumbar discs.

Scientists say weight is only part of the reason why.

They believe chronic inflammation from the fat cells may play a role in disc degeneration.