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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles November 2018

New Metabolic Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Is Treating Mild Hypertension Beneficial?

Previous studies have not been able to determine the benefits of treatment of low-risk patients with mild hypertension. A recent study sought to further explore this issue.

Obesity Raises Early Colon Cancer Risk in Women

Researchers aimed to investigate the impact of obesity on young-onset colorectal cancer risk in more than 85,000 women from the Nurses’ Health Study II.

Variable Weight, BP, Cholesterol Raises Risk of Heart Attack

Variability in metabolic parameters has been shown to have an effect on health outcomes, but whether they have an additive effect on mortality risk and cardiovascular outcomes in the general population is less well understood.

Childhood Obesity Tied to Serious Pediatric Hip Disorder

Researchers who evaluated data on nearly 600,000 children in Scotland may have identified a causal association between high childhood BMI and a pediatric hip condition that requires prompt surgical correction.

Can DOACs Prevent Thromboembolic Events in Patients With Morbid Obesity

At CHEST 2018, researchers presented research that can help determine whether direct oral anticoagulants are safe and effective when compared with warfarin.