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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles December 2015

Could Energy Drink Consumption Increase CV Risk?
A recent study examined the effects of energy drink consumption on blood pressure, heart rate, and overall cardiovascular risk.

High-Fat Diet Tied to Atherosclerosis Risk

Results of a recent study detailed the effects of short-term consumption of a high-fat diet on red blood cells, endothelial function, and the risk of atherosclerosis.

Could Certain Antibiotics Increase Cardiovascular Risk?

A recent meta-analysis examined the association between use of certain antibiotics and risk of serious cardiac events.

Study Links Central Obesity to Higher CV Mortality Risk

According to new research, patients who have a normal body mass index (BMI) but also have central obesity are at a greater risk for cardiovascular mortality.

Are More-Intensive Blood Pressure Regimens Safe, Effective?

In response to the recent lowering of blood pressure targets in high-risk patients, a new study compared the effects of standard and more-intense BP-lowering regimens.