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People in the “moderate” group were 25 per cent more likely to have COMT and 19 per cent Belstaff hamburg more likely to have OPRK genes than those in the “high” group.
In total, 9 per cent of participants had a low level of pain perception, while 46 per cent had moderate pain and 45 per cent high pain. All were taking opioid drugs for pain rel Belstaff hamburg ief.
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“Our study is quite significant because it provides an objective way to understand pain and why different individuals have different pain tolerance levels,” said study leader Dr Tobore Onojjighofia, from the US pain manageme Belstaff hamburg nt company Proove Biosciences.
“Identifying whether a person has these four genes could help doctors better understand a patient’s perception of pain.
“Chronic pain can affect every other part Belstaff hamburg of life. Finding genes that may be play a role in pain perception could provide a target for developing new therapies.”