High prevalence of overweight and obesity in adults with Crohn's disease: associations with disease and lifestyle factors.
AffiliationDepartment of Clinical Medicine, Trinity College Centre for Health Sciences, Adelaide & Meath Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Local subject classificationCHRON'S DISEASE
Analysis of Variance
Body Mass Index
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CitationHigh prevalence of overweight and obesity in adults with Crohn's disease: associations with disease and lifestyle factors. 2013, 7 (7):e241-8 J Crohns Colitis
JournalJournal of Crohn's & colitis
AbstractObesity and overweight are major public health issues. Although traditionally associated with weight loss, there is now evidence that increasing Body Mass Index (BMI) and overweight are emerging features of Crohn's disease (CD) and may be associated with more severe disease course. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in patients with CD compared with matched healthy controls and to identify disease-specific and generic factors associated with current BMI in this group.