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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles January 2018

New Metabolic Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

BP Tends to Decrease in the 10 Years Before Death

Currently, it is unclear whether blood pressure stabilizes or decreases in later life. In a new study, researchers investigated whether blood pressure trajectories were reflective of increasing age or time to death.

NOACs Superior to Warfarin for Stroke Prevention

In a recent systematic review, researchers investigated the efficacy and safety of warfarin use, NOACs, and non-warfarin use for preventing stroke and thromboembolism among patients with atrial fibrillation.

Obesity Is a Risk Factor NAFLD, Regardless of Metabolic Health

In a recent study, researchers investigated the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease among patients with obesity who are otherwise metabolically healthy who underwent bariatric surgery.

Is PCOS a Risk Factor for Metabolic Syndrome?

Polycystic ovarian syndrome has been linked to obesity and diabetes. In a recent study, researchers investigated whether metabolic risk biomarkers were higher among this patient population compared with women without PCOS.

Cerebral Atherosclerosis Is Influenced By Systolic, Diastolic BP Differences

Extracranial and intracranial cerebral atherosclerosis are both important risk factors for stroke. However, little is currently known about their association with interarm systolic and diastolic blood pressure differences.