EDC Faculty Wendy King and Steve Belle find that 1 in 5 Surgical Weight-loss Patients Take Prescription Opioids Seven Years After Surgery

Wendy King and Steve Belle, along with co-authors, have published a paper showing that while the proportion of adults with severe obesity using prescription opioids initially declines in the months after bariatric surgery, it increases within a matter of years, eventually surpassing pre-surgery rates of patients using the potentially addictive pain medications.

Journal of the American Heart Association features paper by EDC Faculty Dr. Samar El Khoudary

The Journal of the AHA recently published the paper titled ‘Postmenopausal Women With Greater Paracardial Fat Have More Coronary Artery Calcification Than Premenopausal Women: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) Cardiovascular Fat Ancillary Study’ that associates fat around the heart and a higher risk of heart disease in postmenopausal women.