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Obesity Challenges in Obesity: Reducing the Burden Through Population Health Management

Challenges in Obesity: Reducing the Burden Through Population Health Management

The latest CDC findings show that 40% of US adults and 19% of US children are affected by obesity.

Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders Expert Roundtable: AHA Update on Dietary Fat Intake and CVD Risk

Expert Roundtable: AHA Update on Dietary Fat Intake and CVD Risk

The AHA now recommends replacing both saturated and trans fats with unsaturated fats from vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, and oily fish.

Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders Maternal Deaths in the United States: Sounding a Call to Action

Maternal Deaths in the United States: Sounding a Call to Action

Despite multiple measures and goals to reduce US maternal mortality rates, the latest data suggest the United States is far behind the rest of the world in maternal health care.

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The Effects of Alcohol on The Body's Major Systems

The Effects of Alcohol on The Body's Major Systems

Varying degrees of alcohol consumption affect every major organ system.

The Diagnostic Work-Up of Thyroid Nodules: Ruling out Papillary Thyroid Cancer

The Diagnostic Work-Up of Thyroid Nodules: Ruling out Papillary Thyroid Cancer

The American Thyroid Association recently published updated evidence-based guidelines for diagnosing and managing adults with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid ...

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Traumatic Life Events Increase Obesity Risk in Women

Traumatic events included death of a child, being the victim of assault, experiencing a life-threatening illness, or spouse or child experiencing an accident.

When to Perform Cholecystectomy When Gastric Bypass Surgery Is Indicated

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) with simultaneous cholecystectomy had a significantly higher complication rate and took more than 1 hour longer than RYGB without cholecystectomy.

Short-Term Probiotics Increase Weight Loss in Overweight, Obesity

Probiotic supplementation resulted in a significant reduction in body weight, BMI, and fat percentage in people with overweight or obesity.

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Serum Vitamin D and Viral Load Linked in MS

Serum vitamin D levels may impact Epstein-Barr virus in people with MS, according to research presented at ECTRIMS-ACTRIMS 2017.

High-Dose Vitamin D Tx Reduces Inflammatory Mediators

Following experimental sunburn, patients receiving high-dose vitamin D3 had reduced inflammatory mediators vs placebo.

Outcomes of Anorexia Nervosa Follow-Up Examined

BMI and age at hospital admission are both predictive of potential negative outcomes in patients with anorexia nervosa.

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