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Predicting Death Risk in Overweight Patients Using EOSS

by Savitha C Muppala on  August 17, 2011 at 9:08 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Edmonton Obesity Staging System or EOSS can assist doctors in predicting the risk of death of an obese or overweight individual.

It is evident that there is a strong connection between high BMI and health problems associated with obesity.  
 Predicting Death Risk in Overweight Patients Using EOSS
Predicting Death Risk in Overweight Patients Using EOSS
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An expanding waistline is also connected with increasing risk of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease.  

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EOSS evaluates obese/overweight people on a five-point scale taking into account underlying health conditions as well as other risk factors. A score of 5 denotes elevated risk of health problems.   

 



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