Post Kidney Transplant: Obesity

Gurwant Kaur, Preethi Yerram

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Obesity and weight gain are a significant problem in post-kidney transplant patients. A multitude of pre-transplant and post-transplant risk factors predispose to obesity after transplantation, and can adversely affect patient outcomes. Identifying these risk factors early on and adopting strategies to abrogate these risk factors can potentially prevent, and help treat post-transplant obesity. This chapter will delve into the epidemiology, and risk factors for post-transplant obesity, as well as discuss strategies for prevention and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationKidney Transplant Management
Subtitle of host publicationA Guide to Evaluation and Comorbidities
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783030001322
ISBN (Print)9783030001315
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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