Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, June 12th, 2006
"Tumor necrosis factor-alpha production in adipose tissue is well documented. Crohn disease (CD) patients with increased adipose tissue may have more severe disease. This study evaluated overweight patients with CD to determine if their clinical course differs from those with a normal or low body mass index (BMI)," scientists in the United States report.
D.J. Hass and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania explained, "Patients at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from 1997 to 2002 were included. Data were collected from outpatient records and standardized...
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