Separating wheat from chaff: Examining the obesity paradox in the critically ill

Rishi Rattan, Stanley A. Nasraway

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Abstract

Obesity is an increasing burden globally. In the general population, the obese have an increased mortality risk. Regarding the critically ill, a growing body of literature supports the obesity paradox, the notion that obesity confers a protective effect in certain disease states. However, the paucity of methodologically sound trials prevents definitive interpretation and may obscure risks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number168
JournalCritical Care
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 12 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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