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CVS Caremark Health Management Programs Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients Better Manage Weight Issues and Improve BMI
Date:3/2/2009

Review finds more than half of MS patients are overweight or obese

WOONSOCKET, R.I., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today said it is working to help Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients manage their weight after reviewing data that found more than half of individuals with MS can be classified as being either overweight or obese. A recent review of CVS Caremark health management clients' plan participants with MS, found 32 percent reported height and weight indicating they were overweight and 26 percent reported measurements that classified them as clinically obese. The study also found that compared to those individuals with MS of normal weight, individuals with MS who are overweight or obese have an increased risk for high cholesterol (overweight = 1.4 times/obese = 1.7 times at-risk), high blood pressure (overweight = 1.6 times/obese = 2.4 times), diabetes (overweight = 2 times/obese = 4.9 times), and coronary artery disease (overweight = 1.6 times/obese = 1.7 times).

"Weight management can be particularly difficult for patients with Multiple Sclerosis who may be dealing with reduced mobility as a result of the progressive nature of their disease," said Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., M.P.H., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark. "In addition, the co-morbid conditions commonly associated with being overweight or obese can add an additional burden for these patients already living with an unpredictable and chronic condition."

The study followed MS patients enrolled in condition management support within the CVS Caremark Health Management program who were identified as being overweight or obese over a two-year period. At the end of the study period, almost one quarter (22 percent) of participants had experienced a two-point drop in BMI and an additional 11 percent had a
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