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The brains of obese teens show damage

RSNA: Brain Changes Observed on MRI in Obese Teens

Pattern of damage seen in regions responsible for control of appetite, emotions, cognitive functions
Obesity may cause a differential response to antiarrhythmic drugs used to suppress atrial fibrillation

Obesity Mediates Response to Antiarrhythmic Drugs in A-Fib

Reduced response to sodium versus potassium channel blocker AADs seen in obese patients, mice
Abdominal obesity is associated with a significantly increased risk for dementia

Higher Waist Circumference Tied to Increased Risk for Dementia

Waist circumference more accurate indicator of abdominal visceral fat level than body mass index
A web-based risk calculator can predict the likelihood of morbidity and mortality for obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Risk Calculator Predicts Morbidity in T2DM, Obesity

Risk score allows calculation of morbidity, mortality rates with and without undergoing bariatric surgery
Few eligible patients receive prescriptions for weight-loss medications

Few Eligible Patients Receive Rx for Weight-Loss Medications

Women, black patients, those in higher BMI classes have higher prescription rates
Life expectancy has increased slightly in the United States

CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Up Slightly, Mortality Lower in 2017

Report shows decrease in age-adjusted death rates, increase in age-adjusted death rate from overdose
Overweight and obese patients are overwhelmingly pleased with the results of tummy tuck procedures

Overweight, Obese Patients Rate Tummy Tuck Results Highly

Majority of patients stated they would undergo the procedure again, despite higher rates of complications
Weight gain in young adulthood and stable obesity across adulthood are associated with increased risks for early death

Obesity in Early Adulthood Tied to Higher Risk for Early Mortality

Findings observed for both maintaining obesity and gaining weight early in adult life
For Asian patients with heart failure

Lean-Fat Individuals Have Worst Outcome in Heart Failure

Asian patients with low BMI, high WHtR have higher prevalence of diabetes, worse QoL, worse outcomes
Maternal elevated lead exposure is associated with an increased risk for intergenerational overweight or obesity

Maternal Lead Exposure Tied to Obesity Risk in Offspring

However, adequate maternal folate status appears to mitigate risk