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Adult obesity possible for about 50% of today's children

Adult obesity possible for about 50% of today's children

Adult obesity by age of 35 is likely in about 57% of today's children.

Low-fat diets may reduce all-cause mortality risk in obese patients

Weight-loss diets low in fat and saturated fat consumption, with or without added exercise, may reduce the risk for all-cause mortality in obese adults.

Overweight, obesity-related cancers increasing in the United States

Incidence rates of overweight- and obesity-related cancers have increased in the United States.

Opinion

AAPA: Stemming the rise in obesity through effective care delivery

Obesity is a chronic, progressive disease, and continued communication on prevention and treatment is paramount to reversing the status quo.

Insufficient sleep is a risk factor for weight gain

When patients don't get enough sleep, lipid levels in their blood may make it more difficult for them resist overeating.

Weight loss is important in improving daytime sleepiness

If a patient is experiencing fatigue, consider exercise and weight loss to help decrease their symptoms.

Clinical Features

Vision changes after bariatric surgery

Vision changes after bariatric surgery

A patient notes concerns with vision difficulty 4 years after undergoing a laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch.

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.

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