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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles December 2016

December 2016 Metabolic Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Sugar-Sweetened, But Not Diet Drinks Increase Prediabetes Risk

Researchers examined whether the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and diet soda were associated with long-term progression of insulin resistance and the development of prediabetes.

USPSTF Updates Recommendations on Statin Use for Primary Prevention

The USPSTF has finalized recommendations on statin use for primary prevention for adults aged 40 to 75 years without cardiovascular disease who have at least one cardiovascular disease risk factor.

Is Raising HDL Levels as Beneficial as Lowering LDL Levels?

In a recent study, researchers sough to reevaluate the association of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level with cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular mortality risk.

Could Canola Oil Help to Reduce Cardiometabolic Risk?

Diets high in monounsaturated fatty acids reduced central obesity and were associated with improved metabolic syndrome risk scores compared with diets high in polyunsaturated fatty acids, according to a recent study.

Avoiding 3 Risk Factors Could Lower Heart Failure Risk By As Much As 86%

In a recent study, researchers sought to quantify the relationship between absence of hypertension, obesity, and diabetes in midlife and risk of incident heart failure events.