Friday, January 25, 2013

Need more research with diverse populations

I was just reading an article on fibromyalgia research being done, when I saw this sentence, "Researchers studied patients (mean age, 49.6 years; 95.8% female; 92.7% white) with fibromyalgia . . ."

Why the heck was this trial virtually all women and all white?  I know that men get fibromyalgia at a reduced rate from women, but they are out there.  I know some of them myself.  We need more diverse demographic groups to study how different groups are affected by this horrid syndrome.

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