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Effects of intentional weight loss in patients with obesity and heart failure: A systematic review

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posted by WM Admin on 2018-08-15 12:24:32.147

The authors reviewed the evidence for outcomes following intentional weight loss in patients with heart failure and obesity.

Four randomised controlled trials and seven observational studies were included. The authors conclude from their analysis that "weight loss is achievable with lifestyle intervention in those with heart failure and obesity and may result in improvements in New York Heart Association classification, quality of life and exercise capacity".

To read the full abstract and for information on how to access the full text, go to: https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12707 or contact your DHB library, or organisational or local library for assistance.

McDowell, K., et al. (2018). Effects of intentional weight loss in patients with obesity and heart failure: A systematic review. Obesity Reviews, 27 July [Epub before print].