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Management of Obesity in Heart Patients Needs More Attention, Study Finds

At the time of hospitalization, 34.9% of patients were obese and 46.0% were overweight. About 16 months after hospitalization, 86% of patients who were obese during hospitalization were still obese, and 14% of patients who were overweight continued to gain weight, until they met the standard for obesity, which was defined as a BMI of 30 kg/m2 or above; overweight was defined as a BMI of 25 to 30 kg/m2. Women under the age of 55 were particularly affected, with nearly half involved in the study being obese. […]

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