Obesity, a health hazard in its own right, is linked with heart disease, diabetes, and a wide range of other clinical concerns. This week’s photo quiz offers a variety of presentations to test your diagnostic acumen.
Nutritional And Metabolic Diseases
A 30% to 40% prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among Crohn disease patients highlights the importance of testing these patients for vitamin D levels.
Vitamin D supplementation in the VitDISH study did not improve isolated systolic hypertension in elderly patients who were deficient.
Schools of thought on their relative value differ greatly. Fortify your knowledge of the pros and cons with this baker’s dozen of facts and figures.
It is vital to acknowledge trusted sources and avoid being misguided by faulty research and sensationalized headlines.
Bariatric surgery is recommended along with oral therapy to help patients with type 2 diabetes control overweight and obesity.
Obesity and kidney disease need to be aggressively managed in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Here: a battle plan to address obesity—the root problem of our current epidemic of metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus—that involves kicking a sedentary lifestyle.
Short-term sleep deprivation reduces insulin sensitivity in peripheral tissue, including fat cells, possibly leading to type 2 diabetes mellitus or obesity.
Hyperglycemia uncontrolled by oral antidiabetes agents alone can be complicated by drug-induced weight gain. GLP-1 agonists and DPP-4 inhibitors offer alternatives.