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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles June 2018

New Metabolic Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

How Much Exercise Is Needed to Keep the Heart Young?

Central arterial stiffness is known to increase with sedentary aging, while near-daily, vigorous endurance exercise can help prevent arterial stiffening with age. In a new study, researchers aimed to determine how much weekly exercise is required to help keep the heart young, and whether a less frequent “dose” of exercise has similar effects as more frequent exercise.

High-Egg Diets: Are They Good or Bad?

Evidence on the effects of egg consumption on cardiometabolic risk in patients with type 2 diabetes is conflicting. In a recent study, researchers aimed to compare the effects of high- and low-egg diets on risk factors among this patient population.

Under 2017 BP Guidelines, CVD, Mortality Prevalence Will Likely Fall

In a new study, researchers examined the proportion of US adults with hypertension who are recommended for antihypertensive treatment and the risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality under the new 2017 hypertension guidelines compared with rates under the 2014 guidelines.

Carb to Fiber Ratio Impacts Metabolic Syndrome Risk

The role of intake of carbohydrate to fiber ratio in human health is not well-defined. In a new study, researchers specifically aimed to explore the impact of this ratio on metabolic syndrome risk in patients with type 2 diabetes.

AHA Recommends Two Seafood Meals a Week to Lower CVD Risk

A new science advisory from the American Heart Association details emerging evidence for the beneficial effects of seafood consumption on the risk for congestive heart failure, coronary heart disease, and other forms of cardiovascular disease.