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Nearly 1 in 3 people worldwide overweight or obese

June 13, 2017

More than 2 billion children and adults globally were affected by excess weight in 2015, and the percentage of people dying from health conditions stemming from being overweight or obese is rising, according to findings published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

The researchers also noted that among the 20 most populous countries, the highest level of obesity among children and young adults was in the United States, with nearly 13% of its population considered obese.

Kidney health, chronic kidney disease: What PCPs need to know

May 18, 2017
CDC data estimate that more than 20 million people in the United States have chronic kidney disease with varying levels of seriousness. In addition, the American Kidney…
In the Journals

Nearly 1 billion people lacking vitamin D

May 15, 2017
Almost 1 billion people worldwide may have deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D, due to chronic disease, use of sunscreen, inadequate dietary sources, and…
In the Journals

CDC: Blacks living longer, but still lag behind whites

May 8, 2017
Although the death rate for blacks declined 25% from 1999 to 2015, there are still disparities between blacks and whites, according to a recent CDC Vital Signs report…
In the Journals

Nearly 1 in 3 people worldwide overweight or obese

June 13, 2017
More than 2 billion children and adults globally were affected by excess weight in 2015, and the percentage of people dying from health conditions…

Kidney health, chronic kidney disease: What PCPs need to know

May 18, 2017
CDC data estimate that more than 20 million people in the United States have chronic kidney disease with varying levels of seriousness. In addition…

In the Journals

Nearly 1 billion people lacking vitamin D

May 15, 2017
Almost 1 billion people worldwide may have deficient or insufficient levels of vitamin D, due to chronic disease, use of sunscreen, inadequate…

In the Journals

CDC: Blacks living longer, but still lag behind whites

May 8, 2017
Although the death rate for blacks declined 25% from 1999 to 2015, there are still disparities between blacks and whites, according to a recent CDC…

In the Journals

Kidney disease plays major role in cardiovascular deaths

April 25, 2017
By 2013, cardiovascular deaths attributed to reduced kidney function outnumbered kidney failure deaths globally, suggesting that early detection and…

In the JournalsPerspective

Significant gaps in kidney disease care worldwide

April 21, 2017
There are vast interregional and intraregional differences in kidney care around the world, with significant gaps in care in both developed and…

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CAC associated with CVD risk in chronic kidney disease

April 18, 2017
Among adults with chronic kidney disease, coronary artery calcification was significantly and independently associated with CVD, MI, HF and all-cause…

In the Journals

Benefits, harms of osteoporosis medications in chronic kidney disease uncertain

April 11, 2017
There are no clearly established effects of osteoporosis medications on bone mineral density, fracture risk and safety in patients with chronic…

In the Journals

Dialysis patients over-screened for colorectal cancer

April 4, 2017
The rate of colon cancer screening remains high among patients receiving maintenance dialysis, despite American Society of Nephrology recommendations…

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Primer on new medications offered at ACP Internal Medicine Meeting

April 3, 2017
SAN DIEGO - The limited number of new medications that would impact primary care that were approved in 2016 included agents intended for the…

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