Low tolerance for pain? Here’s who to blame
Researchers believe they’ve identified four genes that are responsible for your ability to tolerate pain.
In their study, they asked 2,721 people with chronic pain to rate their pain on a scale from 1 to 10, 10 being the most painful.
Researchers then grouped the participants according to low-pain, moderate-pain or high-pain ratings, and identified which genes were more prevalent in each group.
“Chronic pain can affect every other part of life,” study author Dr. Tobore Onojjighofia said in a statement.
“Finding genes that maybe play a role in pain perception could provide a target for developing new therapies and help physicians better understand their patients’ perceptions of pain.”
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