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Will walnuts help me lose weight?

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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatrics
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AAP issues new guidelines for pediatric hypertension

First-line treatment remains the same: lifestyle changes.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Epidemiol
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Bigger kids have higher colon cancer risk as adults

Children with above average height and BMI are at increased risk for colon cancer as adults.

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMJ Open
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Antidepressant weight gain tied to lifestyle, SSRIs

Patients beginning SSRIs could benefit from lifestyle interventions to reduce weight gain.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Obes Facts
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Pediatric obesity: cutting high-fructose corn syrup reduces hepatic steatosis

6-wk study shows no weight loss despite reduced caloric intake.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Neurol
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Dementia: study underscores role of midlife vascular risk factors

Middle-aged adults with modifiable vascular risk factors are more likely to develop dementia in later life.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Coll Cardiol
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T2D patients taking canagliflozin have promising CVD biomarker responses

Findings reinforce earlier hints at cardiovascular benefits with this class of diabetes drug.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Care
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T2DM with NAFLD: ipragliflozin may top pioglitazone

Though similarly effective, ipragliflozin also reduces body weight, abdominal fat.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)
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Coaching talk and money motivate walks after knee replacement

Results of the Study of Physical Activity Rewards Following Knee Surgery (SPARKS) trial.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Women's Midlife Health
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Financial strain is strongly associated with high menopausal symptom burden

Other factors linked to increased burden include obesity, smoking.

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Surg
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BMI <40 kg/m2 is best for bariatric surgery

Delays can lead to inferior outcomes.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Surg
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Score based on diabetes severity identifies optimal metabolic surgery procedure

Surgical treatment for type 2 diabetes isn’t one-size-fits-all.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Endocr Connect
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OSA is more common in adult women with PCOS

Consider screening for OSA in patients with PCOS.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Obesity (Silver Spring)
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Is PCOS more metabolic than gynecological?

Weight gain shifts from womb to adolescence may be a factor in PCOS

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Gen Intern Med
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Do you know all 11 risk factors for prediabetes?

Only 6% of primary care providers surveyed correctly identified them all.

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