A1 Journal article – refereed
The role of obesity and physical activity in non-specific and radiating low back pain: The Young Finns study




List of Authors: Shiri R, Solovieva S, Husgafvel-Pursiainen K, Telama R, Yang XL, Viikari J, Raitakari OT, Viikari-Juntura E
Publisher: W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC
Publication year: 2013
Journal: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Journal name in source: SEMINARS IN ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM
Journal acronym: SEMIN ARTHRITIS RHEU
Number in series: 6
Volume number: 42
Issue number: 6
Number of pages: 11
ISSN: 0049-0172

Abstract
Conclusions: Our findings indicate that both obesity and low level of physical activity are independent risk factors of radiating low back pain. The current findings propose a U-shaped relation between physical activity and radiating low back pain. Moderate level of physical activity is recommended for the prevention of low back pain, especially in obese individuals. In all, our findings imply that obese individuals should stay physically active, even if they may not lose weight. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Semin Arthritis Rheum 42:640-650


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