American Journal of Preventive Medicine

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Obesity and Incident Prescription Opioid Use in the U.S., 2000–2015

Prior studies have identified associations between obesity and numerous conditions that increase risks for chronic pain. However, the impact of obesity on prescription opioid use is not well known. This study investigates the association between obesity and incidence of long-term prescription opioid use.

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