Professional Essentials

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Should I be taking more "cheat days?"

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Is a ketogenic diet right for me?

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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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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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New in Obesity

  • Clinical Essentials from Cancer Med
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Breast cancer: weight gain during adjuvant chemotherapy does not affect survival

Patients need not be advised to avoid weight gain during chemotherapy.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Cancer
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Obese young adults face higher colon cancer risk later

Meta-analysis shows 13% increase with every 5 kg/m2 hike in BMI.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Obes Surg
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Is bariatric surgery safe for IBD patients?

Reassuring results, for the most part, in a retrospective study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Dig Dis Sci
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Waist size at age 21 y strongly predicts AN risk

Waist circumference tops BMI as predictor of advanced colorectal neoplasia.

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  • Clinical Essentials from PLoS ONE
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T2DM: comorbid NAFLD tied to tripled risk for heart block

Findings warrant cardiovascular screening in all patients with NAFLD.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis
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Obesity linked to 32% higher risk for CKD

Nationwide Taiwanese cohort study shows linear relationship with increasing BMI.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Liver Int.
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Weight gain in young adulthood predicts midlife NAFLD

25-y CARDIA data highlight need for early weight maintenance rather than later loss.

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  • Clinical Essentials from MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep
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CDC: weight-related cancer rates on the rise

40% of all US cancer cases in 2014 were related to obesity, overweight.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Sci Rep
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Gestational weight gain is linked to pregnancy complications

Timing of weight gain during pregnancy may affect type of complication.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Dermatoendocrinol
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Self-reported features of PCOS associated with increased risk for disease after menopause

Obstetrical and gynecological history may hold keys to predicting future health.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Endocrinol Metab
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PCOS tied to 4-fold increased risk for T2DM

Data from a large population-based study.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Prev Med
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Young adult women less likely to receive diabetes prevention efforts

Waiting until pregnancy to deliver lifestyle interventions may be “too little, too late.”

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  • Clinical Essentials from JAMA Surg
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High long-term anemia rates after RYGB in patients not seeing bariatric specialists

Bariatric specialist follow-up can prevent complications.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Aliment Pharmacol Ther
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NAFLD affects 51 million US adults

As many as 5 million people may also have advanced fibrosis.

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