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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles October 2016

New Metabolic Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Drinking Alcohol Linked to Atrial Enlargement and AF

Daily, long-term alcohol consumption is a predictor of left atrial enlargement and subsequent incident atrial fibrillation, according to a new study.

USPSTF: No Evidence For Lipid Screening In Young Adults

A recent analysis aimed to update the US Preventive Services Task Force review on dyslipidemia screening in young adults aged 21 to 39.

Does Higher BMI Increase Risk of Heart Attack, Death?

A new study compared the incidence of myocardial infarction, death, and diabetes in sets of identical twins to examine the effects of body mass index on risk of these conditions.

High Omega-3 Consumption Raises Diabetes Risk in Women

Investigators from France assessed how fatty acid intake relates to women’s risk of type 2 diabetes.

Aspirin Is Often Misused in Preventing CVD in Patients With Diabetes

A recent study investigated the impact of new decision-support software on the appropriateness of aspirin prescribing in patients with diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors.