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Category Archives: Obesity Medical Treatment

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Heart Failure: Is There a Connection? – Michigan Medicine


Posted: September 28, 2020 at 4:58 am

Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, or HFpEF, occurs when the contraction of the heart muscle is able to pump blood normally and subsequently has a preserved ejection fraction, but the heart chambers are too stiff to relax and fill properly. In the United States, HFpEF numbers are on the rise, as is the prevalence of adults with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, which remains the leading cause of liver disease in the country. In a new study, Michigan Medicine researchers identified that 27% of patients had both of these conditions. Continue reading

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Should India adopt NOVA classification of food? – The Sunday Guardian


Posted: September 28, 2020 at 4:58 am

This is an opportunity to halt the exponential rise in consumption of unhealthy diets and to mitigate the escalation of obesity and associated non-communicable diseases. Continue reading

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Obesity and the Bitter Pill of Truth – Medscape


Posted: September 23, 2020 at 8:53 pm

About 2 years ago, I wrote my first commentary for Medscape on obesity, a topic that is both close to my heart and something we encounter ubiquitously in clinical practice. I was thrilled to see hundreds of responses pouring in. But the excitement quickly faded as I started reading through the comments. Continue reading

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Obesity and COVID-19: A renewed call to address a growing crisis – World Bank Group


Posted: September 23, 2020 at 8:53 pm

Being obese, defined as having a body mass index of over 30, increases the risk of premature death by almost 50%. Continue reading

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Negative pressure wound therapy does not cut infection risk in obese women after cesarean delivery – National Institutes of Health


Posted: September 23, 2020 at 8:53 pm

News Release Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) does not appear to lower the risk of infection for obese women after cesarean delivery, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. The treatment involves placing a low-pressure pump over a closed surgical wound to create negative air pressure Continue reading

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Obesity linked to hospitalisation and ICUs for Covid-19 patients – The Irish Times


Posted: September 23, 2020 at 8:53 pm

Extremely obese people with Covid-19 are 17 times more likely to require admission to intensive care in Ireland than cases with no underlying condition, a new analysis shows. Continue reading

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New Research Shows Potential Utility of Growth Standards to Monitor Healthy Weight in Puppies and May Help Identify Puppies at Risk for Obesity -…


Posted: September 23, 2020 at 8:53 pm

WALTHAM-ON-THE-WOLDS, England, Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The ongoing pandemic has prompted an increase in the number of people around the world adopting pets. Continue reading

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SCOTUS, Sallys economic effects and obesity – AL.com


Posted: September 23, 2020 at 8:53 pm

From todays Down in Alabama podcast: In the debate over whether President Trump ought to appoint a Supreme Court justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg and whether the Senate ought to vote to confirm, Alabamas two senators have weighed in over what they think. Dont spit out your coffee in shock, but Republican Richard Shelby is in favor of moving forward with a confirmation, and Democrat Doug Jones believes everybody should wait to see who wins the coming presidential election before anyone is appointed Continue reading

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Obesity can cause and be consequence of poor sleep – Westside Eagle Observer


Posted: September 23, 2020 at 8:53 pm

Obesity can be both a cause and a consequence of poor sleep. Inadequate sleep is associated with several chronic diseases, including obesity. Obstructive sleep apnea -- a type of sleep-disordered breathing that affects more than 18 million men and women in the United States, according to the National Sleep Foundation -- is a common cause of poor sleep that's often seen in overweight or obese individuals Continue reading

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Health Education Week 2020: Opportunities and Advancements in Obesity Medicine – Medical Economics


Posted: September 23, 2020 at 8:53 pm

Obesity remains one of Americas most pressing health issues the number of adults living with the condition has skyrocketed by 200 percent over the past 40 years. However, we have made great strides in our clinical understanding of the disease, and those advancements are worth celebrating. Today, obesity is widely accepted as a serious but treatable medical condition significant progress from the recent past when it was viewed as a lifestyle choice, or worse, a character flaw Continue reading

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