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Scandinavian Journal of Pain

Official Journal of the Scandinavian Association for the Study of Pain

Editor-in-Chief: Breivik, Harald

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Volume 15, Issue 1


Cardiovascular risk reduction as a population strategy for preventing pain?

Pekka Mäntyselkä
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  • School of Medicine, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio and Primary Health Care Unit, Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio Finland
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Published Online: 2017-04-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2017.01.003


In this issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Pain, Pico-Espinosa and co-workers [1] report on the role of diabetes mellitus (DM) and hyperlipidaemia (HL) as risk factors for frequent pain in the back, neck and/or shoulders/arms (BNSP). Their study was based on a large population-based cohort with a four-year follow-up. They concluded that DM and HL may play a role in the aetiology of frequent BNSP, but this role may be different in men and women.


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Published Online: 2017-04-01

Published in Print: 2017-04-01

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Citation Information: Scandinavian Journal of Pain, Volume 15, Issue 1, Pages 77–78, ISSN (Online) 1877-8879, ISSN (Print) 1877-8860, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2017.01.003.

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