The Correlation between BMI, Fitness, and Mortality in Patients with Diabetes
Apr 7, 2020
Editor: Steve Freed, R.PH., CDE
Author: Karlena Pope, PharmD Candidate, South College School of Pharmacy
Trying to understand the "obesity paradox" in patients with diabetes.
Patients that have diabetes have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. When physicians educate patients on diabetes, healthy eating and exercise is the first-line treatment. But there is a phenomenon when it comes to patients with obesity and mortality, called the obesity paradox. Obesity paradox is an observation that in some patients overweight and/or obesity could have a protective or survival benefit in cardiovascular or peripheral vascular disease. This study tries to evaluate the obesity paradox in patients with diabetes....
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