Professional Essentials

  • Patients Will Be Asking

Should I be taking more "cheat days?"

  • Patients Will Be Asking

Is a ketogenic diet right for me?

  • Patients Will Be Asking

Will walnuts help me lose weight?

  • Patients Will Be Asking

Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

  • US Professional News
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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

  • US Professional News
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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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New in Obesity

  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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Many drugs, not just antibiotics, alter gut flora

Proton pump inhibitors, metformin among those linked to concerning changes.

  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Surg
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Most patients maintain weight loss after bariatric surgery

Study identifies distinct weight change patterns for RYGB and LAGB.

  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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Type 2 diabetes remission is possible with intensive weight management

Remission rates in primary care setting tied to amount of weight loss at 1 year.

  • Clinical Essentials from Cochrane Database Syst Rev
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PPAR-γ agonists appear effective for preventing stroke recurrence

Cochrane review is limited by study number, quality.

  • Clinical Essentials from Pregnancy Hypertens
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Is pregnancy a stress test for chronic disease?

Metabolic stress during pregnancy may result in vascular damage that contributes to CV, renal disease.

  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS One
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Breastfeeding protects future maternal cardiovascular health

Breastfeeding may lower cardiovascular risk and have favorable effects on glucose metabolism.

  • Clinical Essentials from Gynecol Oncol
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Endometrial cancer: CV risk factors prevalent at diagnosis

Data from a prospective case-control study.

  • Clinical Essentials from Obes Surg
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H pylori and bariatric surgery: a meta-analysis

Presence of bacteria doesn't affect postsurgical outcomes—with 1 possible exception.

  • Clinical Essentials from Metab. Clin. Exp
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Meta-analysis ties NAFLD to higher risk for CKD

Data show nearly 40% increase in long-term risk for grade 3 or higher CKD.

  • Clinical Essentials from Hepatology
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Alcohol, metabolic defects combine to raise risk for liver disease

Below-threshold alcohol consumption is a relevant risk factor in NAFLD.

  • Clinical Essentials from Diabetes Care
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African Americans with fatty liver disease aren’t protected from nonalcoholic steatohepatitis

Lower NAFLD risk has led to misconception.

BP control improved by gastric bypass | AHA
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BP control improved by gastric bypass | AHA

Many patients were able to meet aggressive SPRINT target of <120 mmHG.

  • Clinical Essentials from Liver Int
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NAFLD: text messaging intervention boosts weight loss

Results of a randomized pilot study.

Slow eaters less likely to develop obesity or metabolic syndrome | AHA
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Slow eaters less likely to develop obesity or metabolic syndrome | AHA

Faster eating speed was associated with more weight gain, higher serum glucose, and larger waistline.