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Fibromyalgia 101

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Can I pass fibromyalgia along to my kids?

Expert:   Betty Keller, MD, FACR, Board Certified Internal Medicine & Rheumatology »

Curious if you could pass fibromyalgia along to your kids? Watch this to find out!

Transcript: Certain genes could predispose people to developing fibromyalgia and other common coexisting conditions. A University of Cincinnati study found that relatives of fibromyalgia patients were EIGHT times more likely to also develop fibromyalgia than family members of people without the condition. And according to a study of twins, genetics controls about 50 percent of the risk of developing chronic pain, and the environment accounts for the other 50 percent. More »

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