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Watch Out for Pain in This Body Part—Study Says it Could be Fatal

Everyone experiences the occasional body aches or pain . However, recent research from Boston Medical Center has found a link between women—but not men—with a specific type of pain and elevated mortality risk.  According to the study, a systematic literature review published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine analyzing 11 studies with 81,337 middle-aged and older adults, women with severe back pain, the leading cause of disability worldwide, are at an elevated mortality risk compared to those without it . And, interestingly enough, the same relationship was not identified with men, leading researchers to believe that long-term consequences of back pain may differ by sex. RELATED: Sure Signs You Have "Long" COVID and May Not Even Know It The relationship between back pain and mortality was identified by researchers in a variety of ways including limitations in activities of daily living, and reduced physical activity that may lead to weight gain, the development