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Adults with influenza are more likely to be hospitalized if they are obese or underweight than if they are normal weight

Influenza Hospitalization More Likely in Underweight, Obese

Clinicians should consider body mass index when deciding on treatment course
Transplant patients with hearts from donors with hepatitis C virus infection and obese donors have similar survival rates as patients with other donor hearts

Survival Similar With Donor Hearts From Hepatitis C+ Donors

Second study shows no significant difference in patients' survival based on donor BMI
Obesity is strongly associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in never-smokers

COPD Tied to Obesity in Male, Female Never-Smokers

Strong dose-response relationship seen in never-smokers aged 50 and older
Being overweight likely plays a causal role in the development of depression

Genetic Analysis Shows Higher BMI May Up Risk for Depression

Findings based on large study assessing genetic causal link, even without metabolic effects
Large for gestational age is a stronger marker than maternal diabetes for subsequently being overweight or obese in early childhood

Large at Birth, Maternal Diabetes Up Child’s Risk for Obesity

Breastfeeding lowers risk in those large for gestational age, but only without maternal diabetes
Obesity is associated with an increased risk for early-onset colorectal cancer among women

Obesity Tied to Increased Risk for Early-Onset CRC in Women

Relative risk for early-onset colorectal CA nearly twice as high in obese women as those of normal weight
Children who are overweight or obese have an increased risk for asthma

Child Overweight, Obesity Linked to Increased Asthma Risk

In absence of overweight and obesity, 10 percent of all pediatric asthma cases would be avoided
Men and women who are obese as adolescents are at an increased risk for pancreatic cancer in adulthood

Obesity as a Teen Ups Risk for Later Pancreatic Cancer

In men, overweight and even higher normal weight tied to increased risk
Coverage for adult obesity care improved substantially in Medicaid and state employee insurance programs between 2009 and 2017

Insurance Coverage for Adult Obesity Care Increasing

Findings among Medicaid, state employee health insurance programs in 2009 to 2017
Low dietary carbohydrate intake is associated with increased energy expenditure during weight-loss maintenance

Low-Carbohydrate Diets Linked to Increase in Calories Burned

Total energy expenditure is greater for those on a low- or moderate-carb diet during weight-loss maintenance