• Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Health Depends on Type of Surgery, Patient Characteristics

    October 14, 2013
    PASADENA, Calif. – The impact of bariatric surgery on risk factors for cardiovascular disease depends on a variety of factors, including the type of surgery, sex of the patient, ethnic background, and pre-surgery body mass index, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in Annals of Surgery.  Researchers examined the electronic health records of more ...
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  • Overweight Children Face High Risk of Hypertension

    October 10, 2013
    PASADENA, Calif. – High body weight in children and adolescents is strongly associated with the likelihood of hypertension, according to a Kaiser Permanente Southern California study published today in The Journal of Clinical Hypertension.  Researchers found that young people who are overweight are twice as likely as their normal-weight peers to have hypertension; moderately obese youths ...
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  • Study Finds Nearly 30 Percent of Women Fail to Pick Up New Prescriptions for Osteoporosis

    April 19, 2013
    PASADENA, Calif. – Nearly 30 percent of women failed to pick up their bisphosphonate prescriptions, a medication that is most commonly used to treat osteoporosis and similar bone diseases, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published this week in the journal Osteoporosis International. The failure to pick up these newly prescribed medications, called primary nonadherence, ...
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