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High BMI in late adolescence associated with increased risk of severe liver disease in men

High BMI in late adolescence associated with increased risk of severe liver disease in men

A high BMI is associated with an increased risk for severe liver disease, and the risk is higher in those who also have type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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Additional weight may affect risk of gastrointestinal cancers

Excess weight could influence the risk of of gastrointestinal cancers by altering insulin levels and promoting inflammation.

Clinical Features

Interventions in childhood obesity

Interventions in childhood obesity

Effective use of research-based interventions and recommendations for overweight and obese children begin with initiating a conversation with the family.

Dietary fiber: The prebiotic connection

Dietary fiber: The prebiotic connection

Adequate fiber intake is critical for maintaining good health, but only 5% of Americans consume the recommended daily amount.

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