Your pain threshold may be genetic

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Your pain threshold may be genetic
Mon, 04-21-2014 - 10:57am

According to Health Day News, a new study may offer an explanation as to why some people can tolerate pain better than others. "

Researchers pinpointed four genes that could help explain why perceptions of pain differ from person to person.

"Our study is quite significant because it provides an objective way to understand pain and why different individuals have different pain tolerance levels," study author Dr. Tobore Onojjighofia, with Proove Biosciences and a member of the American Academy of Neurology, said in an academy news release.

"Identifying whether a person has these four genes could help doctors better understand a patient's perception of pain," Onojjighofia explained. The research was supported by Proove Biosciences." READ MORE

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