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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles July 2018

New Metabolic Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Binge Drinking Among Young Adults Harms the Heart


Binge drinking is highest among young adults, but the cardiovascular effects of binge drinking are unknown in this population. Investigators examined these effects, in the context of age and sex, in a new study.


Preeclampsia Risk Is Associated With Pregnancy Weight Gain


To assess whether weight gain during pregnancy is associated with the risk for preeclampsia, the authors of a new study evaluated data from more than 62,000 first-time moms. To see the results, read more.


Stroke Patients Benefit Most from ACC/AHA Hypertension Guidelines


Findings from a new study suggest that the 2017 ACC/AHA hypertension guidelines could especially benefit stroke survivors. For details, read more.


Current CVD Guidelines Overestimate Risk


The 2013 pooled cohort equations are recommended in AHA and ACC guidelines for calculating atherosclerotic CVD risk. However, new study findings suggest that these equations may actually yield inaccurate estimates in many cases.


AFib Risk Spikes With Sleep Deprivation


In this analysis of more than 10,000 patients with atrial fibrillation, the researchers aimed to better understand the connection between poor sleep and heart health. To see all their findings, read more.