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Bariatric Surgery Among Older, High-Risk Patients Is Not Associated With Reduced Mortality

The use of bariatric surgery among older, severely obese patients was not associated with a decreased risk of death, according to a study conducted by Matthew L. Maciejewski, Ph.D., of the Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, N.C., and colleagues in the June 15 issue of JAMA. This study is being released early online to coincide […]

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Most Primary Care Physicians Do Not Address Patients’ Weight

Fewer than half of primary care physicians for adults talk to their patients about diet, exercise, and weight management consistently, while pediatricians are somewhat more likely to do so, according to two new studies. These findings come from two National Cancer Institute surveys of family physicians, internists, obstetrician/gynecologists, and pediatricians. Both studies appear online and […]

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Adolescent Girls Who Adhere To DASH Diet Have Lower Body Mass Index (BMI)

Adolescent girls whose diet resembles one recommended for adults with hypertension appear to have smaller gains in overall body mass index (BMI) over 10 years, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals [1]. “Excess weight during childhood leads to numerous health problems […]

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Excessive Pregnancy Weight Gain Can Lead To Long-Term Obesity

Gaining more than the recommended weight during pregnancy can put women at increased risk of becoming obese and developing related health problems, including high blood pressure, later in life. These are the latest findings from researchers at the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)/Children of the 90s at the University of Bristol. The […]

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Patients With Coronary Artery Disease And Only Modest Belly Fat Have Double The Risk Of Death

One of the largest studies of its kind has found that people with coronary artery disease who have even a modest beer belly or muffin top are at higher risk for death than people whose fat collects elsewhere. The effect was observed even in patients with a normal Body Mass Index (BMI). The findings of […]

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