In 2008-2010, the prevalence of key health behaviors among U.S. adults varied, with about one in five adults current smokers and 62.1% overweight or obese.
Obese and overweight adults can improve symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease by losing weight, while regaining even small amounts of weight can worsen symptoms.
Men who had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) during childhood are at increased risk of obesity as adults.
Reductions in central adiposity and improved fitness are the most prominent predictors of changes in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) after exercise training in patients with type 2 diabetes.
The FDA has granted sebelipase alfa Breakthrough Therapy designation for the treatment of early onset lysosomal acid lipase deficiency.