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News: Consultant 360 Articles July 2015

July 2015 Metabolic Disease Related News from our Partners at Consultant 360

Study: High BP Early In Life Linked to Heart Failure Later On

A recent study assessed how elevated blood pressure levels early in life affect cardiovascular health during middle age.


Study: Over 2/3 of Americans Are Overweight or Obese
Researchers collected data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey to estimate the prevalence of obesity and overweight in the United States.


Study: Timing of Light Exposure Affects BMI

In a new study, researchers examined the effects of exposure to moderate levels of light on body mass index and body fat.


Breakthrough PCSK9 Inhibitor Gets FDA Panel Approval

An FDA advisory committee has voted to recommend approval of a new drug for the long-term treatment of patients with hypercholesterolemia and dyslipidemia.


Office Workers Should Stand For 2 Hours a Day

New guidance, written by a group of experts at the request of Public Health England, examines strategies to help office workers avoid the health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle.