Metabolic

After Cardiac Surgery, Patients With Obesity Require More ICU Resources

After Cardiac Surgery, Patients With Obesity Require More ICU Resources

For patients undergoing cardiac surgery, increasing obesity is associated with increased intensive care unit resource utilization.

Insulin Initiation Associated With Weight Gain, Acitvity Decreases in T2D

Insulin Initiation Associated With Weight Gain, Acitvity Decreases in T2D

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Initiation of insulin therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes was associated to inactivity and weight gain.

Multiple Cardiometabolic Comorbidities Prevalent in Psoriasis

Multiple Cardiometabolic Comorbidities Prevalent in Psoriasis

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Patients with psoriasis have high rates of cardiometabolic comorbidities.

Obesity, Overweight Associated With Higher Healthcare Costs

Obesity, Overweight Associated With Higher Healthcare Costs

Excess weight is associated with increased costs across health care settings.

USPSTF Updated Guidelines on Behavioral Counseling for CVD Prevention, Plus Expert Interview

USPSTF Updated Guidelines on Behavioral Counseling for CVD Prevention, Plus Expert Interview

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An overview of new USPSTF recommendations for behavioral lifestyle counseling for the prevention of cardiovascular disease plus an expert interview.

Diabetes Increases Hospital Readmissions Rates

Diabetes Increases Hospital Readmissions Rates

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Patients with diabetes had a higher rate of readmission to hospitals compared with patients without diabetes.

Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes Risk Increases With Slow, Steady Weight Gain

Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes Risk Increases With Slow, Steady Weight Gain

Slow and steady weight gain in early or middle adulthood can increase risk of chronic diseases like hypertension.

Two-Hour Postload Glucose Predicts CV Events Better Than Fasting Glucose, HbA1C

Two-Hour Postload Glucose Predicts CV Events Better Than Fasting Glucose, HbA1C

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Two-hour postload glucose (2h-PG) may be a better predictor of cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease.

Heart Failure Risk Increases With Weight Gain

Heart Failure Risk Increases With Weight Gain

Even a little weight gain can increase risk of developing heart failure, but people who lost weight were more likely to have a decrease in the thickness of their heart muscle.

FDA Tentatively Approves Follow-On Biologic Basal Insulin Glargine

FDA Tentatively Approves Follow-On Biologic Basal Insulin Glargine

Tentative FDA approval has been granted to Merck's follow-on biologic basal insulin injection, Lusduna Nexvue.

CVD Risk in Diabetes Predicted by Visceral to Subcutaneous Fat Area Ratio

CVD Risk in Diabetes Predicted by Visceral to Subcutaneous Fat Area Ratio

In patients with increasing visceral to subcutaneous fat area ratio quartiles, there were more first or recurring cardiovascular disease.

Glycemic Control Improves With Hepatitis C Treatment

Glycemic Control Improves With Hepatitis C Treatment

Direct-acting antiviral treatment for hepatitis C virus is linked to improved glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Chronic Inflammatory Disorders Increase Cardiometabolic and Mortality Risks

Chronic Inflammatory Disorders Increase Cardiometabolic and Mortality Risks

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The degree of risk for cardiometabolic events and all-cause mortality increased with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and corticosteroid drugs.

E-Cigarettes Have Same Metabolic Affects as Regular Cigarettes

E-Cigarettes Have Same Metabolic Affects as Regular Cigarettes

The deleterious effects of electronic cigarettes on weight and metabolic profile is similar to traditional cigarettes.

Higher BMI During Adolescence May Increase Stroke Risk

Higher BMI During Adolescence May Increase Stroke Risk

An increase in body mass index during puberty and adolescence may be a risk factor for stroke later in life.

CVD Risk in Type 1 Diabetes Improved With Metformin

CVD Risk in Type 1 Diabetes Improved With Metformin

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Metformin therapy in type 1 diabetes may improved cardiovascular disease risk management.

FDA to Review Insulin Degludec for Cardiovascular Safety

FDA to Review Insulin Degludec for Cardiovascular Safety

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Novo Nordisk submitted an application to the FDA with data on the cardiovascular safety of an insulin degludec.

Activity Levels in US Teens and Older Adults

Activity Levels in US Teens and Older Adults

Physical activity levels among children and teens are lower than previously thought.

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Independently Predicts CV Events and Death in Diabetes

Systolic Blood Pressure Variability Independently Predicts CV Events and Death in Diabetes

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Visit-to-visit systolic blood pressure variability may be a better predictor of cardiovascular events and death than traditional risk factors.

Cholesterol Significantly Reduced by Blocking Angiopoietin-like 3 Gene

Cholesterol Significantly Reduced by Blocking Angiopoietin-like 3 Gene

Two research groups successfully reduced cholesterol in humans to block the angiopoietin-like 3 gene.

US Packaged Food Manufacturers Reduced Sodium Amounts

US Packaged Food Manufacturers Reduced Sodium Amounts

Consumers are purchasing food items containing less sodium and manufacturers are decreasing the amount of sodium in their products.

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduced With Healthy Fats

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduced With Healthy Fats

Replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats can reduce cardiovascular disease risk.

Cardiovascular Stress in Type 2 Diabetes Reduced With Canagliflozin

Cardiovascular Stress in Type 2 Diabetes Reduced With Canagliflozin

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American Diabetes Association presented a study that Canagliflozin could possibly decrease cardiovascular stress in older patients with type 2 diabetes.

CV Risks in Obesity and Diabetes Not Increased With Nalxtrexone/Bupropion

CV Risks in Obesity and Diabetes Not Increased With Nalxtrexone/Bupropion

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Two studies found that extended-release naltrexone/bupropion did not increase cardiovascular risks for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Risk of Cardiovascular Disease High With 'Healthy' Obesity

Risk of Cardiovascular Disease High With 'Healthy' Obesity

People with metabolically healthy obesity still have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

Intensive Glucose Control in Diabetes Reduces Kidney and Eye Events

Intensive Glucose Control in Diabetes Reduces Kidney and Eye Events

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Kidney and eye events in type 2 diabetes were reduced with more intensive glucose control.

Medical Weight Management Program: Covered vs Self-Pay

Medical Weight Management Program: Covered vs Self-Pay

Paying out-of-pocket for a weight management program is not associated with significant weight loss difference compared to those with insurance coverage.

Effect of Obesity Paradox on Venous Thromboembolism Risk in Atrial Fib

Effect of Obesity Paradox on Venous Thromboembolism Risk in Atrial Fib

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A meta-analysis was conducted to examine concerns surrounding direct oral anticoagulant therapy in patients with extreme high or low body weight.

Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists May Lower Cardiovascular Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists May Lower Cardiovascular Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

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Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist therapy was associated with lower risk for acute MI, stroke, and all-cause mortality.

Frequent Hot Flashes Give Cardiovascular Insight In Young Women

Frequent Hot Flashes Give Cardiovascular Insight In Young Women

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Frequent hot flashes in younger women were linked to endothelial function, providing more insight into the cardiovascular disease risk status of patients.

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