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Overcoming Obesity 2022

2022 12 Oct

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Pain Management Specificities in Critically Ill Patients With Obesity

2022 25 May

In patients with obesity, standard, non-weight-based dosing, or weight-based dosing using either ideal body weight or adjusted body weight, is appropriate to limit the risk of overdosing. The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide (Schetz et al. 2019). This trend is confirmed in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where patients with obesity... Read more

Everyone Fibs About How Much They Eat

2022 24 May

According to University of Essex researchers, most people eat the equivalent of three extra McDonald's cheeseburgers a day than they admit. This is true across the board, regardless of a person's weight. The findings are published in the American Journal of Human Biology. The study looked at 221 adults with an average age of 54 years and various... Read more

Long COVID and Recovery Following Hospitalisation

2022 10 May

More than 500 million cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide. Patients infected with COVID-19 are at a higher risk of persisting health impairments six months after hospital discharge associated with reduced physical function and health and quality of life. It is thus important to understand the long-term trajectory of recovery from COVID-19.... Read more

Overcoming Obesity 2022

2022 12 Oct

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Follow-up Reduces Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

2022 12 Apr

Type 2 diabetes can be an inherited disease, but habits can also affect a person's risk of getting it. In particular, obesity due to fatty and high-calorie foods, often in combination with limited activity, increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes  considerably. A new study at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology and St. Olav's... Read more

Drug Dosing Recommendations for Obese COVID-19 Patients

2022 21 Mar

Obesity is highly prevalent in patients who are hospitalised with COVID-19. It is a widely recognised risk factor for severe COVID-19 infection with a greater risk for mortality compared with non-obese patients. With each 1 kg/m 2 increase in body mass index, the risk for severe infection increases by 9% and mortality by 6%.  While there are... Read more

Social Determinants and Obesity

2022 01 Feb

According to a new study published in the journal Obesity, cumulative social disadvantage, denoted by higher social determinants of health (SDOH) burden, is associated with a higher likelihood of obesity independent of clinical and demographic factors. These findings suggest the need for the development of novel  healthcare delivery models that... Read more

Genes That Cause Obesity

2021 04 Oct

Scientists from University of Virginia have identified 14 genes that could cause weight gain and three that could prevent it. The team developed an automated pipeline to test hundreds of genes for a causal role in obesity. During the first round of experiments, the scientists have discovered more than a dozen genes that could be playing a role. This... Read more

Overcoming Obesity 2021

2021 23 Sep

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