Posts Tagged ‘obesity risks’

A Coronary Calcium Scan Predicts Risk of Death in Obesity

August 4, 2023 — We say it over and over again. Obesity is a very heterogeneous disease. This simply means that different people can have very different experiences with it and face very different risks. At a time when treatment options are multiplying, some with a very high price tag, it’s important to know who has the most urgent […]

Bariatric Surgery: Half the Risk of Cancer Death

June 4, 2022 — “The best possible evidence on the value of intentional weight loss to reduce cancer risk and mortality.” This is how the Cleveland Clinic’s Steven Nissen describes the release of a new study in JAMA yesterday. These observations come from a matched cohort study of 30,318 persons by Ali Aminian and colleagues. They found a 48 […]

Does Business Travel Bring More Obesity Risk?

July 14, 2021 — We’re traveling again. For business, for pleasure, or simply for sanity. People are getting out and around because getting the vaccine means it’s safe again. Confinement brought many people some extra weight. But a new study is telling us that more business travel means more risk of obesity. How can it be that this seems […]

Does Obesity Raise the Risk for Long COVID?

June 4, 2021 — A new paper in Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism shows an association between obesity and the risk for long COVID. People with moderate or severe obesity have a 28 to 30 percent higher risk of hospital stays after the acute phase of COVID in this study. But it’s not the first study noting this link. In […]

COVID-19: Critical Thinking Versus Unreasonable Doubt

April 27, 2020 — What is the line that separates critical thinking from unreasonable doubt? A contrarian can save us from making grievous errors by failing to question false assumptions. But sometimes a contrarian view and insistent bias are nearly impossible to distinguish. COVID-19 is offering us many such examples. One of them comes at intersection of COVID-19 with […]

COVID-19 ICU Admissions Double with Obesity

April 11, 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, we are learning that facts are stubborn. Sometimes they make us uncomfortable, but still they are stubborn. Such is the case with the fact that obesity and COVID-19 don’t mix well. New data from NYU Langone Health tell us that the risk of ICU admissions are nearly twice as high […]

Mature Women: Who Cares about Obesity?

March 1, 2014 — Mature women present some challenging questions for the treatment of obesity. In the rush this week to declare victory over toddler obesity, we heard absolutely nothing about the rise in the rate of obesity for women over 60 that was recorded in the very same study. Nothing to brag about there. But we’re also receiving […]