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News: April Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles March 2021

April 2021 Metabolic Disease Related News from our Partners at Consultant 360

Does Prediabetes Predict Diabetes Risk in Older Adults?

Prediabetes is often used to identify patients who are at an increased risk of developing diabetes. However, multiple prediabetes definitions and a lack of characterization makes this common association unreliable. In a recent study, researchers examined the risk of progression to diabetes in older adults with prediabetes.
 
Diabetes Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes, is a chronic inflammatory state that can lead to an ineffective immune response. Patients with COVID-19 and uncontrolled diabetes have an increased risk for medical complications, including death.
 
Does Exercise Intensity Affect Mortality Risk?

While moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is adequate for achieving recommended weekly exercise goals, whether higher proportions of vigorous exercise can affect mortality risk is unclear.
 
Semaglutide Could Improve Weight Loss Efforts

In a recent study, researchers examined whether semaglutide, in addition to lifestyle interventions, could affect weight among patients without diabetes.

Reducing Particulate Matter Air Pollution to Prevent and Treat Hypertension

In this commentary, Michael Bloch, MD, writes about the cardiovascular risk of exposure to ambient air pollution and how clinicians can play a role in mitigating exposure to reduce blood pressure and cardiovascular risk.