Published in Hepatitis Weekly, November 10th, 2003
According to published research from Spain, "There is a direct relationship between the grade of obesity and mortality based on the increased cardiovascular diseases, cancer, etc. However, the results of studies in renal and liver allograft recipients relating obesity to morbidity and mortality are contradictory."
"A retrospective cohort study of 170 patients transplanted between March 1987 and July 1997 showed obesity to be identified in 77 (45.3%) patients," stated F. Mazuelos and colleagues at the Universidad Autonoma in Madrid. "During the mean follow-up of 5 years...
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