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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles December 2018

New Metabolic Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Menopause Is A “Critical Window” for CVD Prevention, Study Suggests

In the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation, researchers aimed to investigate the impact of 3 key measures of a healthy lifestyle on atherosclerosis risk during the menopausal transition.

ACC/AHA Blood Pressure Guidelines: How Will They Affect CVD Event Rates?

The authors of the recent study sought to estimate the number of CVD events that could be prevented and treatment-related serious adverse events incurred over 10 years among adults with hypertension after achieving 2017 ACC/AHA guideline-recommended BP goals compared with several other blood pressure guidelines from the last 2 decades.

New Physical Activity Guidelines Released

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition, were issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services and were presented at the AHA Scientific Sessions 2018.

PCSK9 Inhibitor Reduces Ischemic CV Event Risk

Patients with a history of ACS are at increased risk of future ischemic cardiovascular events. In a recent study, researchers examined the effects of treatment with a PCSK9 inhibitor in patients receiving high-intensity statin therapy and with a history of ACS.

Obesity Prevention Policies Should Include Environmental Factors

Through a systematic review of past studies, researchers are determining the effect of improving diet, behavior, and/or physical can have on obesity prevention policies.