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Obese teens found less likely to use oral contraceptives

July 1, 2015

Contraception, especially oral contraception, is significantly less likely to be used by obese adolescents, compared with adolescents of normal weight, according to recently published data.

“Sexually active obese 18- to 19-year-old adolescent women were significantly less likely than normal weight peers to use any contraception; when obese adolescents used contraception, they used it less consistently than did normal weight adolescents. Consequently, sexually active obese adolescents in our sample were less protected from unintended pregnancy,” Tammy Chang, MD, MPH, MS, department of family medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and colleagues wrote.

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Omega-3 fatty acids improve AST, GGTP in children with NAFLD

July 1, 2015
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Sugary drinks tied to 184,000 deaths annually worldwide

July 1, 2015
Sugar-sweetened beverages contribute to 184,000 deaths per year worldwide, primarily from diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to research in Circulation.In…
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Bariatric surgery with lifestyle intervention increased diabetes remission

July 1, 2015
Bariatric surgery with 2 years of a low-level lifestyle intervention increased disease remission in patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity more than lifestyle…
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Body’s early response to weight-loss efforts may predict future results

July 1, 2015
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