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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles January 2020

New Metabolic Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Despite Obesity Paradox, Intentional Weight Loss Following Bariatric Surgery Has Benefits

By analyzing the current literature, researchers evaluated the association between obesity and heart failure, as well as the effect of intentional weight loss following bariatric surgery on cardiac structure and myocardial function among individuals with obesity.

Lower Non-HDL-C Threshold May Help Identify Metabolic Risk Among Youth With Obesity

It is unclear whether higher thresholds of non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol are more strongly associated with metabolic syndrome in adolescents and young adults with obesity. Therefore, authors of a new study assessed for the association using 2 established non-HDL-C cutoffs.

Eating More After 6 PM May Increase Women’s Risk of CVD

Authors of a new study determined the ways in which consuming a greater proportion of daily caloric intake later at night affects women’s overall cardiovascular health. Findings were presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2019.

Modest Weight Loss Reduces the Burden of AF

Researchers investigated whether modest weight loss can improve outcomes in patients with overweight or obesity and established atrial fibrillation. The results of their literature review further highlight the connection between obesity and atrial fibrillation.

Novel Tool Can Predict Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Long-Term Mortality, Morbidity Rates

The authors of a new study sought to determine whether a risk calculator could accurately determine the 7-year morbidity and mortality rates among patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity who may be considering bariatric surgery. Findings were presented at ObesityWeek 2019.