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Index: December 2010
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December 2010
Clinical Focus: Respiratory Medicine
  • Asthma and the athlete
    • Vocal cord dysfunction
    • Exercise-induced asthma
    • Exercise-induced bronchospasm
  • COPD
    • Obesity and COPD
    • Relationship between COPD and nutrition intake
  • Treatment options for steroid-induced osteoporosis in men
  • Treatments for asthma
    • Bronchodilators, anticholinergics
    • Corticosteroids
    • Metered-dose vs other types of inhalers
  • Respiratory infections in winter sports athletes
  • Asthma in elite athletes
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation and physical activity
  • Fitness and long-term oxygen therapy/lung transplantation
  • Airflow function and the metabolic syndrome
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doi: 10.3810/psm.2022.09.203
The Physician and Sportsmedicine: Volume 33: No.9
Fighting Obesity
Tools for Empowering Physicians
Abstract: Since 1980, obesity rates have doubled among US children and adults and tripled among adolescents. Two out of three adults are overweight, and one of these is obese. The prevalence of obesity is higher among non- Hispanic black (36%) and Mexican American women (33%) than among non-Hispanic white women (22%). Weight-related comorbidities, such as type 2 diabetes-once thought to affect only older adults-are being diagnosed in teens and young adults. Overweight children and teens are at risk of comorbid conditions for more years of their lives, and healthcare costs are increasing accordingly.

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