Obese black children may have an increased risk for high blood pressure compared with obese white children, research suggests.
Siblings of the same gender showed stronger patterns than between siblings of different genders.
A calculator to aid in obesity management.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maternal Obesity 1. What every clinician should know BMI = Body mass index CS = cesarean section PPH = postpartum hemorrhage VTE = venous thromboembolism The prevalence of obesity has been rising steadily over the last several decades. Body mass index (BMI) is commonly used to quantify the severity of obesity. In 2009-2010, the prevalence…
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Findings among diverse population of overweight, obese women.
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If trends continue, about one-third of children and one-half of teens will be obese/overweight by 2030.
Estimated health-care expenses associated with obesity and smoking increased between 1998 and 2011 by 25% and 30%, respectively.
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Researchers found an association between poor metabolic health and depression, regardless of weight status.
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Normal weight with central obesity tied to higher risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality.
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Frequent infections in obese patients lead to more frequent use of antibacterial medications in this population than in those who are not obese.