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Topic: Obesity - Primary Care

Tuesday, 08 November 2016
A new NICE guideline provides valuable information on the assessment and management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) caused by a build-up of fat in the liver.
Category: Case Study
Monday, 21 May 2018
Belly fat, even in people who are not otherwise overweight, is bad for the heart, according to results from the Mayo Clinic presented at the recent EuroPrevent 2018 congress.
Thursday, 08 September 2016
A meta-analysis of 189 studies including 3.9 million adults across four continents shows that being overweight or obese is associated with an increased risk of premature death. The risks of coronary heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease and cancer are all increased.
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
New research from Sweden presented at the recent European Congress on Obesity, shows that bariatric surgery is associated with a 61% fall in the risk of developing malignant melanoma skin cancer, and a 42% drop in the risk of skin cancer in general.
Monday, 17 July 2017
Two studies highlight the long-term implications of childhood obesity. The first study shows that obese children have increased arterial damage and an enhanced likelihood of pre-diabetes in adulthood which, in turn, increases the chance of developing cardiovascular disease.
Wednesday, 06 December 2017
Worldwide, there has been a more than ten-fold increase in the number of children and adolescents with obesity in the past four decades, increasing from 5 million girls in 1975 to 50 million in 2016, and from 6 million to 74 million boys, according to a new global analysis of trends in child and adolescent obesity in 200 countries.
Thursday, 17 January 2019
A new study shows that asking patients simple questions about their weight at the ages of 20 and 40 provides valuable information to aid prediction of future cardiovascular disease.
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