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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles April 2018

New Metabolic Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

High Cholesterol Is Significantly Undertreated

In a new study, researchers examined rates of screening, awareness, and treatment among patients with dangerously high cholesterol.

Does Time of Year Affect Adverse Events After Bariatric Surgery?

Because bariatric surgery is becoming increasingly common, the researchers aimed to determine whether adverse events after bariatric surgery were affected by the seasons.

Systolic BP Threshold Predicts Progression to Hypertension

In a recent analysis of the Framingham Heart Study Original Cohort, researchers assessed 1252 individuals in order to determine whether there exists a common threshold level above which blood pressure rise tends to accelerate in progression toward hypertension.

Triple-Drug Combo Is Safe for Lowering BP

For their study, the researchers investigated whether initial treatment with low-dose triple combination therapy would safely achieve blood pressure control compared with usual care.

Healthy Diet Does Not Blunt Effects of High Salt Intake

The authors of the INTERMAP study investigated whether other factors in a healthy diet could offset the adverse association of high sodium intake and blood pressure.