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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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