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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles December 2017


New Metabolic Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Obesity May Not Increase Risk of Death as Patients Age

A previous study reported that the association between obesity and the risk for mortality becomes stronger as individuals age. In a recent study, researchers aimed to further evaluate this association.

Home BP Diagnostic Accuracy Improved With Lower Thresholds

In a recent study, researchers assessed the accuracy of several blood pressure thresholds in diagnosing hypertension via home blood pressure measurements.

New AHA/ACC Guidelines Lower High BP Threshold

Under the new guidelines, about 46% of the US population now meets the criteria for hypertension, as opposed to 32% previously.

Sex-Related Heart Attacks Are Rare

In a recent study, researchers investigated the frequency of sex-related sudden cardiac arrest.

Obesity Could Impact Function Following Cardiac Surgery

Researchers sought to determine the extent to which obesity influenced functional decline among participants who underwent cardiac surgery, and how this association was affected by age, in a recent study.