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Elsevier has created the Obesity Healthcare Hub to help healthcare professionals address the obesity crisis. Here you will find clinical resources focused on the latest evidence-based practices for obesity, as well as tools to engage in supportive conversations with your patients.
Obesity is an excess of body fat; in clinical practice, this is estimated by the relationship between height and weight (ie, BMI), taking into account age, ethnicity, fluid status, and muscularity
Obesity refers to an excess of body fat; estimated clinically by the relationship between height and weight, taking into account the age and sex of the children
BMI provides an estimation of body fat, resulting in a numeric score. The BMI is calculated by a formula using weight in kilograms and height in meters squared.
Correctly positioning the patient for an operative or invasive procedure requires the perioperative team to be aware of the physiologic effects of the position that the patient is placed in for the procedure.
Many issues and obstacles are involved in caring for a patient who is obese. The goals of bariatric surgery are to provide sustained weight loss, reversal of comorbidities, and improved quality of life.
Obesity is a disease and worldwide public health crisis. It is defined as excessive body fat that increases the risk of health problems and is typically caused by an imbalance in nutrition, when calorie intake that exceeds calorie expenditure.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, cancers linked to overweight or obesity accounted for roughly 40% of all U.S. malignancies in 2014.
The number of patients undergoing bariatric surgery with prior cardiac revascularization (CR) is rising. However, scarce data exist regarding the safety of bariatric procedures in these patients.
The aim of this study was to compare surgical modalities and short-term outcomes of patients with super obesity who underwent elective colectomy in the United States.
Bariatric surgery is a procedure that helps you lose weight. Your health care provider may suggest it if you are severely obese and unable to lose weight through diet and exercise or have health problems related to obesity.
Exercise is structured, repetitive physical activity to improve fitness and health. To lose weight, most people need to do a certain amount of moderate-intensity or vigorous-intensity exercise each week.
Following a healthy eating pattern may help you to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease, and live a long and productive life.
Obesity is the condition of having too much total body fat. Being overweight or obese means that your weight is greater than what is considered healthy for your body size. Obesity is determined by a measurement called BMI.
Being obese means that the child's weight is greater than what is considered healthy compared to other children of the same age, gender, and height. For children, a BMI that is greater than 95 percent of boys or girls of the same age is considered obese.
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