Obesity

Metabolically Healthy Obesity Not Without Risk of CVD

Metabolically Healthy Obesity Not Without Risk of CVD

Findings show MHO is transient, so not a reliable predictor of lower cardiovascular risk in the future

Obesity Linked to Lower Death Risk in Non-metastatic CRPC

Obesity Linked to Lower Death Risk in Non-metastatic CRPC

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Obese men with non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer have a 21% decreased risk of death compared with normal weight men, according to a study.

Diabetes Reclassified Into 5 Groups

Diabetes Reclassified Into 5 Groups

These clusters show differing disease progression and risk of diabetic complications

Deportation Fears Tied With CV Risk Factors

Deportation Fears Tied With CV Risk Factors

High levels of worry in Mexican-origin women studied tied to risk of higher BMI, obesity, blood pressure.

Kidney Disease Risk May Be Reduced With Bariatric Surgery

Kidney Disease Risk May Be Reduced With Bariatric Surgery

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At 1 and 7 years after bariatric surgery, 63% and 53% of patients at moderate risk for chronic kidney disease before surgery had an improvement in their CKD risk category.

Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome Increases Risk for PCa Recurrence

Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome Increases Risk for PCa Recurrence

Following radical prostatectomy, higher BMI increases risk of recurrence for prostate cancer.

Higher Mortality for Native Americans With Certain Cancers

Higher Mortality for Native Americans With Certain Cancers

Comorbidity may be higher in American Indians and Native Alaskans than in non-Hispanic white cancer patients.

Diabetes With High BMI Ups Risk of Some Cancers

Diabetes With High BMI Ups Risk of Some Cancers

The combined effects of high BMI and diabetes resulted in 5.6% of all incident cancers in 2012.

Overweight-Related Cancers Common in the US

Overweight-Related Cancers Common in the US

40% of cancer diagnoses tied to extra weight; rate higher in older individuals, females.

Anemia Common After Bariatric Surgery

Anemia Common After Bariatric Surgery

Anemia much more common among patients who did not have close follow-up with weight-loss surgeon

Even Slow Weight Gain Ups Hypertension, Diabetes, Cancer Risks

Even Slow Weight Gain Ups Hypertension, Diabetes, Cancer Risks

After 11 pounds gained, the risk of diabetes went up 31%, hypertension 14%, and cardiovascular disease 8%.

Energy Dense Diet Increases Obesity-Related Cancer Risk

Energy Dense Diet Increases Obesity-Related Cancer Risk

The increased risk for obesity-related cancer was seen among women who were normal weight at enrollment.

Intensive Weight Loss in Diabetes Pts May Increase Frailty Fracture

Intensive Weight Loss in Diabetes Pts May Increase Frailty Fracture

Diabetes patients pursuing lifestyle interventions had a significantly increased risk of frailty fracture compared to diabetes support and education intervention patients.

BMI, Belly Fat Suggest Obesity-Related Cancer Risk

BMI, Belly Fat Suggest Obesity-Related Cancer Risk

BMI and location of excess body fat on the body are good indicators of obesity-related cancer risk.

Anthropometric Body Fat Measurements Can Estimate Renal Function Decline

Anthropometric Body Fat Measurements Can Estimate Renal Function Decline

The researchers found that 17% of the population experienced KF decline, while incident CKD occurred in 17% of those at risk.

Metabolically Healthy Obese Still at Increased Risk of CVD

Metabolically Healthy Obese Still at Increased Risk of CVD

The investigators also found that the risk of cardiovascular disease in obese people rose with the number of metabolic abnormalities.

Low Muscle Mass Predicts Mortality in Obese Transplant Recipients

Low Muscle Mass Predicts Mortality in Obese Transplant Recipients

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In a study, obese transplant recipients with low muscle mass had an increased risk of death but not graft loss.

PTH-Suppressive Vitamin D Dose in Obese Patients ID'd

PTH-Suppressive Vitamin D Dose in Obese Patients ID'd

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Study suggests the lowest dose of vitamin D3 supplements needed to suppress parathyroid hormone in overweight and obese adults is 1000 IU daily.

Obese Pts May Not Immediately Display Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

Obese Pts May Not Immediately Display Cardiometabolic Risk Factors

Overweight or obesity increases cardiometabolic risk, but the number and type of CRFs varied substantially by age, even among participants with morbid obesity.

Bariatric Surgery Better Than Drugs Alone for Obese T2DM Patients

Bariatric Surgery Better Than Drugs Alone for Obese T2DM Patients

Patients who underwent surgical procedures had a greater mean percentage reduction from baseline in glycated hemoglobin level than did patients who received medical therapy alone.

USPSTF Recs for Overweight, Obese Counseling Cost-Effective

USPSTF Recs for Overweight, Obese Counseling Cost-Effective

There was wide variation in CE among subgroups, ranging from $302 cost saving per capita to a cost of $103,200/QALY.

Obesity and Kidney Disease: Hidden Consequences of the Epidemic

Obesity and Kidney Disease: Hidden Consequences of the Epidemic

World Kidney Day 2017 promotes education on the harmful consequences of obesity and its association with kidney disease, advocating healthy lifestyle and health policy measures that makes preventive behaviors an affordable option.

Complications More Likely in Teens With Type 2 Diabetes

Complications More Likely in Teens With Type 2 Diabetes

The largest difference between adolescents with type 2 diabetes vs type 1 diabetes was obesity.

Kidney Cancer Linked to Obesity

Kidney Cancer Linked to Obesity

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Study also finds associations between adiposity and 10 other cancers, particularly digestive and hormone-related malignancies.

Higher BMI Lowers Death Risk in Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

Higher BMI Lowers Death Risk in Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

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In a study, each 1-unit increment in body mass index was associated with a 16% lower mortality risk.

Obesity Inadequately Addressed in Medical Licensing Exams

Obesity Inadequately Addressed in Medical Licensing Exams

Important concepts of obesity prevention and treatment were poorly represented.

Prostatic Enlargement Linked to Obesity

Prostatic Enlargement Linked to Obesity

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Benign prostatic hyperplasia is more likely to develop among men with larger waist circumference and body mass index and higher leptin levels.

Address Fatty Acid Imbalance to Fight Obesity?

Address Fatty Acid Imbalance to Fight Obesity?

Focusing exclusively on calories and energy expenditure, as opposed to science, has led to increased risk of weight gain and inflammation.

Complication Risk Due to Obesity Greater With Minimal Invasive RP

Complication Risk Due to Obesity Greater With Minimal Invasive RP

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Obesity predicts a wider range of complications in PCa patients who undergo laparoscopic or robot-assisted versus open radical prostatectomy.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Explain Hemodialysis Obesity Paradox

Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Explain Hemodialysis Obesity Paradox

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Study reveals a link between higher BMI in HD patients and greater incorporation of omega-3 fatty acids into red blood cell membranes.

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