Malignancies have been detected in approximately 40% of all patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) sometime during the course of their illness.
Jay S. Cooper, MD
Commentary (Cooper): Nutritional Support of Patients Undergoing Radiation Therapy for Head and Neck Cancer
What do we know for sure
about the health implications
weight and nutrition? We know that
approximately 60% of US adults currently
are considered overweight or
obese and approximately 300,000
deaths a year in this country are associated
with overweight and obesity.
And, most importantly for this discussion,
we know that randomized
controlled trials suggest that lifestyle
changes resulting in the loss of excess
weight reduce the risk cardiovascular
disease, lower blood pressure, lower
blood sugar, and improve lipid levels.[
2] In essence, there is a chain of
evidence: A medical condition exists,
the condition causes adverse outcomes,
with interventions the condition
can be reversed, and the problems
it causes can be ameliorated.