TITLE

An Update on U.S. Obesity: The Impact on Hip and Knee Transplants

AUTHOR(S)
Shepherd, Maria
PUB. DATE
March 2013
SOURCE
Orthopedic Design & Technology;Mar/Apr2013, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the problem of obesity that has been grabbing to most of the adults in the U.S. in previous decades and also has an impact of the frequency of hip and knee transplants. As per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity increases the risk of a number of health conditions including hypertension, adverse lipid concentrations and Type 2 diabetes. Statistics regarding the transplants and obesity are also presented.
ACCESSION #
86439651

 

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