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Gastrointenstinal Symptoms in Obesity

In a meta-analysis, a team of Australian researchers found that upper abdominal pain, GERD, diarrhea, chest pain or heartburn, vomiting, retching, and incomplete evacuation appeared to be gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms that are...

BMI Predicts Postoperative 30-Day Mortality

Researchers at the University of Virginia have found that BMI appears to significantly predict 30-day mortality following surgery, even after adjusting for surgery type and expected risk of death. Study participants with a BMI...

BMI, Surgery, & VTE Risk in Middle-Aged Women

The risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) appears to be higher as BMI increases and when surgery is required, according to an investigation of more than a million middle-aged women. Women with a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or higher were...

New Guidelines for Assessing Adiposity

The rate of obesity in the United States has reached the epidemic level despite efforts by healthcare providers and patients to improve health-related behaviors and increased efforts to better understand its pathophysiology....

The Effects of Weight on Disc Degeneration

Chinese research indicates that there appears to be a significant association between the presence, extent, and global severity of disc degeneration and BMI. In adults with disc degeneration, BMI was significantly higher than in...



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