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ICU Management

Study: obesity improves short-term survival in sepsis

2019 16 Apr

In a large cohort study of 55,038 adults hospitalised with sepsis, short-term mortality (death or hospice) was lower in overweight and obese patients compared with those with normal body mass indices (both unadjusted and adjusted analyses). These findings highlight the need for well-conducted prospective clinical trials that assess obesity’s impact... Read more

Cardiology Management

Strength training may lower diabetes risk in obesity

2019 20 Mar

New findings reported in the Journal of Endocrinology suggest that strength training may be a fast and effective way to reduce the risk of fatty liver disease and diabetes in obese people.     The findings are from a study that examined the effects of strength-based exercise on liver fat accumulation, blood glucose regulation and markers... Read more

Cardiology Management

Addressing medicine’s bias against patients with obesity

2019 27 Feb

Obesity is a major health issue around the world. In the United States, for example, nearly 75 percent of adults ages 20 years or older are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.     Being overweight is not easy. In addition to health risks associated with obesity, people with weight problems often... Read more

Executive Health Management

24th IFSO World Congress 2019

2019 03 Sep

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Executive Health Management

Obesity kills: doctors call for better training for effective care

2018 18 May

With European Obesity Day taking place on May 19, General Practitioners (GPs) across Europe are calling for increased and improved training on obesity for more effective patient care. More than 700 GPs from seven European countries took part in a survey that revealed nearly one third do not feel informed enough about the complexities of obesity... Read more

Cardiology Management

Pregnancy hypertension linked to offspring obesity risk

2017 03 Oct

Results of a new study indicate that rise in maternal blood pressure during pregnancy and pregnancy hypertension, independent of maternal body size prior to pregnancy, are risk factors for offspring childhood obesity. The findings are published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. “Our study is the first to demonstrate... Read more

Cardiology Management

Obesity Paradox in Contemporary Cardiology Practice

2017 08 Aug

Obesity is considered a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). There is evidence that the entire spectrum of CVD is increased in obesity, including coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, arrhythmias, and atrial fibrillation. Interestingly, it's also known that obese patients with established... Read more