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UK PM Boris Johnson has declared a “war on fat” after confronting the role his #obesity played in his harrowing encounter with #COVID.

In this #tweetorial, we’ll take a closer look at the studies sounding the alarm in the UK.

#medthread #MedTwitter…

Ho et al. (pre-print) studied 428,225 subjects in the @UK_Biobank of which 340 had confirmed #COVID.

BMI had a risk ratio (RR) of 1.24 (per 1SD). Obesity itself had a RR of 2.29.…

To put this in context: for every 4.5 point increase in BMI, the risk of hospitalization from #COVID increases by almost 25%!
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THREAD. 1. New research shows @DHSCgovuk #childhoodobesity plan proposals to restrict advertising on TV, online, social media and price offers are exactly the areas 11-19 most recall, & could be useful contribution to tackling this issue.
2. Current regulations meant to protect children from seeing all this marketing are often failing, & even when breaches of rules are exposed, as with @KelloggsUKI & Pringles ad on #PEWithJoe this week, @ASA_UK lets companies off the hook…
3. Meanwhile, we've been even more of a captive audience for new #junkfood marketing tactics during lockdown, as this excellent blog from @CernyCaroline at @OHA_updates eloquently and brilliantly explains:
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Our study within the MetaCardis @FP7_Projects is out in @nature ! “Statin therapy associates with lower prevalence of gut microbiota dysbiosis” @RaesLab @ClementLab #humanmicrobiome #obesity #statin… (thread) (1/7) Image
We explored the gut microbiota of nearly 900 individuals with BMI=[18-73]. While only 4% of lean/overweight participants were carriers of a previously described aberrant community-type (Bact2 enterotype), percentages sharply rose to 18% in obese participants. (2/7) Image
This dysbiotic enterotype with low microbial load, low diversity, and depleted in the anti-inflammatory Faecalibacterium, was previously detected in up to 78% of patients with IBD and 26% of people with reported depression (3/7)
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I just want to not contract #coronavirus...I would more than likely be hospitalized, because people thought working and hanging out with friends was more important than peoples lives... because they don't understand the gravity of the situation fully!
Do Not "#endthelockdownnow"
These @MedCramVideos are from doctors on the cutting edge with patients of #SARS_COV_2, which he has found (by first hand experience)it is revealing itself as more of a #clottingvirus than a respiratory virus, targeting people with #hypertension, #diabetes, #obesity, high BMI and
underlying immunocompromising conditions.…
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#Obesity and #COVIDー19 have been in the headlines recently.

The link between the two is now undeniable.

Let’s take a look at WHY they are so tightly linked molecularly, physiologically, and anatomically in this #tweetorial.

#medthread #medtwitter…
We learned quite a bit about obesity and viral infection in 2009 during the #H1N1 epidemic. Obesity led to:

🔼risk of ICU admission
🔼viral shedding
🔼recovery times

But WHY?…
The story is complex, but inflammation plays a critical role.

Individuals with obesity are in a state of chronic low-grade inflammation as evidenced by altered levels of several cytokines such as TNFα, IL-6, and CRP.
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High blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, or chronic respiratory conditions gives a greater risk of serious illness from #COVID19 and #influenza.
Should we ban fast food and obesitas out of our lifestyle?🤔…
In Chicago, 70% of #COVIDー19 Deaths Are Black
Underlying diseases like high bloodpressure, obesitas and diabetes…
The Epidemic of #obesity and #diabetes
Both obesity and diabetes mellitus are important independent risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease.
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Starting a series on clinical Pearls I am gathering in #COVID19 patients based on experiences of many experts

Will add as we go along

Feel free to add your own observations/experiences

#covidclinicalpearls /1
Anosmia is likely the most specific #COVID19 related symptom
30% of patients have anosmia as their 1st symptom
#covidclinicalpearls /2
Around 90% of patients have fever.
50% maybe afebrile at the time of presentation
Fever tends to be very resistant to routine measures in hospitalized patients
There is no consensus that NSAIDs are to be avoided in #COVID2019 patients

#covidclinicalpearls /3
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Tonight I'm going to share highlights from the 2010 "Scenarios for the Future of Technology & Int'l Development" report produced by The Rockefeller Foundation & Global Business Network. Not just the "Lock Step" scenario, but all 4 scenarios. [54 page report]
Following Event 201 (Oct 18 2019), we must concede that the ruling class has been gifted with phenomenal and prophetic intuitions & insights. (They truly are the chosen ones.) Thus it is worthwhile, even mandatory, to study their scenario exercises & simulations.
"We believe that scenario planning has great potential for use in philanthropy to identify unique interventions... scenario planning allows us to achieve impact more effectively." [p 4]
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Corona & Influenza killer viruses & Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome & treatment
How coronavirus causes fatalities from Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
By pulmonologist dr Seheult (medical lectures explained clearly 🤓)
The Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering has built and is regularly updating an online dashboard for tracking the worldwide spread of the #coronavirus outbreak.
Why have so many coronavirus patients died in Italy?
The country's high death toll is due to an ageing population, overstretched health system and the way fatalities are reported #covid-19…
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Today is #WorldObesityDay.
Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975.
Most of the 🌎🌍🌏's population live in countries where overweight & obesity kills more people than underweight.
@WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOWPRO Overweight & obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including:
🔴 diabetes
🔴 cardiovascular diseases
🔴 cancer
Once considered a problem only in high income countries, overweight & obesity are now on the rise in low- and middle-income countries.
@WHOSEARO @WHOAFRO @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOWPRO Eating a healthy diet 🍎🍉🍌🥕🥦🍆 can help prevent #obesity. People can:
✔️ maintain a healthy weight
✔️ limit total fat intake
✔️ increase consumption of fruit, vegetables, pulses, whole grains and nuts
✔️ limit the intake of free sugars and salt
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🥳 We are celebrating 1 year of @ECHO_ERCproject 🤩

Started on 1st of March 2019, the project lead by Alberto Palloni has as the main objective to reformulate and generalize standard theories of human #health and #mortality.
💶: @ERC_Research 🇪🇺
🗓️: 5 years
#epidemiology #ERC
@ERC_Research @sebadaza @lauracilek @mathiasvoigt2 @Demografia_CSIC @CCHS_CSIC @Europeos_CSIC @REA_research @dordanovich During year 1, Alberto Palloni has:
-moved from @UWSoc 🇺🇸 ✈️ to @CSIC 🇪🇸
-set his own team of researchers and collaborators, specialised in #sociology, #demography, #geography, #epidemiology and #epigenetics👩🏽‍💻🧑🏻‍💼👨🏾‍💻👩‍🔬
-identified suitable health #databases & #longitudinal studies
@ERC_Research @sebadaza @lauracilek @mathiasvoigt2 @Demografia_CSIC @CCHS_CSIC @Europeos_CSIC @REA_research @dordanovich @UWSoc @CSIC @IEGD_CSIC Meet Alberto's team at @CCHS_CSIC!
-Diego Ramiro: Director of @IEGD_CSIC @Demografia_CSIC
-Sebastián Daza: Demographer and Social Data Scientist @sebadaza
-Mathias Voigt: Demographer @mathiasvoigt2
-Dariya Ordanovich: Geographer, GIS Specialist and Data Scientist @dordanovich
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What's in a name?
Why @WHO's formal name for the new #coronavirus #disease matters:…

#COVID19 #Covid_19
1. Wash your hands often and/or use hand sanitizer more frequently.

2. Try not to touch your face... 🙈

3. Cough into your shirt or arm.

4. Stay home when you are sick.


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This opinion article by Douglas Makinnon is both troubling and groundbreaking. First, no one should ever condone #fatshaming - as it has been proven to be detrimental to individual struggles with #obesity and does not lead to resolution. 1/
The publication of this opinion, which “calls out” the #US government for a “waste of energy” during an #obesity crisis - #obesityepidemic is one of the few times a political publication has addressed the lack of action on resolution of this chronic diesease. @ObesityAction 2/
Despite the accusations in the article that #Physcians are NOT addressing the issue, there is a strong effort from #baraitric #surgeons and #medical #baritricians as well as advocates #RD #nurses @ObesityAction @obsmchat @ObesitySociety @OMAsocial among scores of others 3/
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India’s 1st ever nutrition survey of children & adolescents, the Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) 2016-2018, finds undernutrition as well as overnutrition, high rates of stunting as well as excess body weight. Both lead to risk of non-communicable diseases. Details:
1 in 3 (35%) Indian children aged 0-4 years were stunted, 1 in 3 (33%) underweight and 1 in 6 (17%) wasted, CNNS found
#Nutrition #Stunting
Undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies cost $37 billion or Rs 2.37 lakh crore per year in India. Adults stunted as children earned 20% less than those who were not…
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What if I told you that #BigTech and #SocialMedia platforms are manipulating you, steering you toward #Health information that they think is right, rather than letting you evaluate content for yourself?

Commentary by @MaryamHenein (Thread 👇)…
Accredited professionals, meanwhile, who stand for #Health freedom and who criticize Big Anything, are losing posting privileges, getting banned, being buried, finding themselves deranked, and getting digitally assassinated.
Content is literally disappearing from the Internet along with our #Health choices.

It sounds conspiratorial because it is. Independent #Journalists and health experts are blowing the whistle. But it’s become a silent one.
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"You don't see radio changing gradually and suddenly become radar. #Darwin's theory doesn't work for #technology, and we have to make a new observation."

- W Brian Arthur at SFI today

#evolution #innovation #invention
"Novel technologies are constructed from existing technologies. These offer themselves as components for the construction of further technologies."

- W Brian Arthur at SFI today

#evolution #innovation #invention #technology #engineering #design
Unlike the two-parent #inheritance typical to (but not ubiquitous among) #complex organisms, #technology inherits features from n parents - a "vast ancestral #network" more like horizontal gene transfer networks in #bacteria.

W Brian Arthur on sumulating #invention on a chip:
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1/12 I’ve been tweeting about #T2DM and my #LCHF diet for about a year. Here are some of my observations. I DO observe that a LCHF way of eating has helped me lose weight, sustain that weight loss and get my Type2 into remission. So I advocate it as a method for others try
2/12 – I DO observe a large cohort of other people achieving similar success in removing obesity or reversing #T2DM via #LCHF or their variants, #Keto , #paleo , #carnivore , #banting or #atkins
3/12 – I DO NOT observe large cohorts of people achieving and advocating success in reversing #T2DM through other methods. I would like to; we would all like to; more sustainable options means more patients with better outcomes
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1/ Here it is, the culmination of many hours of research - our published paper describing a genetic analysis of depression using data from over 2 million people.…
2/ We firstly analysed DNA data from 800,000 people from @uk_biobank, @23andMeResearch and @PGCgenetics and identified 102 independent variants associated with #depression.
3/ In an independent replication dataset of 1.3 million people, all of the 102 depression variants had an effect in the same direction, 87 were significant after applying Bonferroni correction and 56 passed the threshold for genome-wide significance.
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[THREAD] The U.S. spends more $$$ than any other country on health care, but gets worse health outcomes than similar countries.

We live shorter lives and have more disease burden. And the gap between the U.S. and other countries has grown.
Along with Jeffrey Selberg @PetersonCHealth, my @KaiserFamFound colleagues and I took a deep dive into the health system. We examined the last 25 years of health spending and outcomes in the U.S. vs similar countries. We look at dozens of indicators from a variety of data sources
U.S. health outcomes have improved, generally, over the past generation. In the past 25 years, life expectancy in the U.S. improved 4% and disease burden improved 12% (though both recently worsened a bit). Meanwhile, the share of our economy devoted to health increased by 40%
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السلام عليكم .. مسائگم طاعة

موضعنا الاسبوعي أسفل التغريدة عن:
[النساء و الولادة] 👩🏻‍⚕️👨🏻‍⚕️ 👱‍♀️ 🤰🏻🤱🏻🍼💊

#obgyn #نصائح_للامتياز_الجدد #نساء #توليد #SMLE #ارشدني #التخصصات_الصحية #تجمع_أطباء_العالم #هيئة_التخصصات_الصحية
#تخصص #طبي مثير ، يركز على مجالات #الرعاية #الطبية للنساء ، من خلال مجالين رئيسيين : #التوليد و امراض #الحمل و #الاجنة ، و #امراض الجهاز التناسلي للنساء.


#ksu #فضفضة_طالب_طب #فضفضة_طبيب #kku_med #nbu #mcst #جامعه_الامام #جامعة_الملك_فيصل #جامعة_الباحة #med15
#التخصصات #الفرعية في #تخصص #النساء و #الولادة : 👩🏻‍⚕️👨🏻‍⚕️

١- #الام و #الجنين 🤰🏻🤱🏻
٢- #علم الأورام النسائي 🧕🏻
٣- #العقم و #أطفال_الأنابيب 👩🏻
٤- #الجراحات الدقيقة
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