They also compared obese, diabetic mice with the healthy groups.
“It became clear, surprisingly, that you don’t need an underlying pathology or obesity. You just needed the diet,” Doctor Burton said.
“This is the first study to demonstrate the influential role of a short exposure to a high-fat diet to allodynia or chronic pain.
“We’ve seen in the past that, in models of diabetes or obesity, only a subsection of the people or animals experience allodynia, and if they do, it varies across a spectrum, and it isn’t clear why.
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