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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles November 2019

New Metabolic Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Statins Could Lower Future CVD Risk in Children with Familial Hypercholesterolemia

In a recent study, researchers sought to examine the effects of statin therapy initiation in childhood on the risk of cardiovascular disease later in life among children with familial hypercholesterolemia.

Three Factors Predict Childhood Obesity

Researchers investigated 25 potential factors that could be used to predict the development and resolution of overweight and obesity in young children.

CAC Scoring Can Identify High-Risk Adults Who Could Benefit From Anticoagulation Therapy

Researchers used data from the MESA study to evaluate whether coronary artery calcium scoring can identify a high-risk primary prevention adult population who may benefit from low-dose rivaroxaban to prevent ASCVD events.

Ticagrelor vs Prasugrel: Which More Significantly Lowers Mortality, MI, Stroke Incidence?

To better understand the relative merits of ticagrelor compared with prasugrel in patients with acute coronary syndromes for whom invasive evaluation is planned, researchers evaluated the medications regarding the incidence of mortality, myocardial infarction, and stroke.

Gender-Specific Hypertension Guidelines Are Needed to Improve Stroke Prevention

To better understand whether the association between hypertension and ischemic stroke risk differs by gender, researchers evaluated gender differences in hypertension severity and treatment, and ischemic stroke risk among more than 26,400 men and women in the REGARDS study.