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Childhood Obesity Persists Into Adolescence

Childhood Obesity Persists Into Adolescence

Greater weight gain in early childhood often carries over to overweight and obesity in adolescence.

Ketogenic Diet May Benefit Ovarian, Endometrial Cancer Patients

Women with ovarian or endometrial cancer who adhere to a ketogenic diet may benefit from a selective loss of fat mass and a reduction in fasting serum insulin, while still retaining lean mass.

Lorcaserin Facilitates Weight Loss in Overweight, Obese

Increased weight loss vs placebo with no rise in rate of extended major cardiovascular events.

Opinion

Examining the effects of wearable fitness trackers

The utility and effectiveness of wearable fitness devices are discussed in a clinician's opinion piece.

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.

Clinical Features

Case Study: Shortness of breath in a COPD patient with obesity

Case Study: Shortness of breath in a COPD patient with obesity

A middle-aged patient with morbid obesesity and COPD complains about having shortness of breath at rest and dyspnea on exertion.

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.

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