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High-risk alcohol use after weight loss surgery.
BACKGROUND Bariatric or weight loss surgery (WLS) may alter alcohol metabolism resulting in a higher prevalence of problem drinking postoperatively. Few studies distinguish those who reportExpand
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Food Insecurity and Metabolic Control Among U.S. Adults With Diabetes
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine whether food insecurity is associated with worse glycemic, cholesterol, and blood pressure control in adults with diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted aExpand
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Successful weight loss among obese U.S. adults.
BACKGROUND Little is known about weight control strategies associated with successful weight loss among obese U.S. adults in the general population. PURPOSE To identify strategies associated withExpand
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Sex, Race, and Consideration of Bariatric Surgery Among Primary Care Patients with Moderate to Severe Obesity
ABSTRACTBACKGROUNDBariatric surgery is one of few obesity treatments to produce substantial weight loss but only a small proportion of medically-eligible patients, especially men and racialExpand
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Obesity and the likelihood of sexual behavioral risk factors for HPV and cervical cancer.
Obesity is associated with higher cervical cancer mortality, but its relationship with sexual behavioral risk factors that predispose women to human papilloma virus (HPV) and cervical cancer isExpand
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Expectations for weight loss and willingness to accept risk among patients seeking weight loss surgery.
IMPORTANCE Weight loss surgery (WLS) has been shown to produce long-term weight loss but is not risk free or universally effective. The weight loss expectations and willingness to undergoExpand
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The Gly2019Ser mutation in LRRK2 is not fully penetrant in familial Parkinson's disease: the GenePD study
BackgroundWe report age-dependent penetrance estimates for leucine-rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2)-related Parkinson's disease (PD) in a large sample of familial PD. The most frequently seen LRRK2Expand
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Quality of Life Among Obese Patients Seeking Weight Loss Surgery: The Importance of Obesity-Related Social Stigma and Functional Status
ABSTRACTBACKGROUNDObesity is a stigmatizing condition associated with adverse psychosocial consequences. The relative importance of weight stigma in reducing health utility or the value a personExpand
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Prevalence of preoperative alcohol abuse among patients seeking weight-loss surgery
BackgroundIt has been hypothesized that alcohol metabolism is altered after weight-loss surgery (WLS), with a few studies suggesting a high prevalence of postoperative problem drinking. However, manyExpand
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Huntington CAG repeat size does not modify onset age in familial Parkinson's disease: The GenePD study
The ATP/ADP ratio reflects mitochondrial function and has been reported to be influenced by the size of the Huntington disease gene (HD) repeat. Impaired mitochondrial function has long beenExpand
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