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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles October 2018

New Metabolic Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

USPSTF Updates Weight Loss Intervention Recommendations

Following a systematic evidence review, the US Preventive Services Task Force has released updates to its 2012 recommendations on screening for obesity in adults.

Diet, Exercise Could Reduce Need for BP Medication Within Months

In a secondary analysis of the ENCORE trial, researchers sought to examine the effects of the DASH diet alone and in combination with exercise on the need for antihypertensive medication in overweight and obese individuals with blood pressure 130-160/80-99 mmHg.

CDC: CVD Risk Factors Remain High, Despite Efforts

In a recent report, the CDC sought to establish a baseline for the CVD risk factors targeted for reduction by the Million Hearts 2022 initiative during 2017–2021 and highlights recent changes over time.

Diclofenac Tied to Major Cardiovascular Risk

A recent study sought to examine the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events among users of diclofenac compared with users of other NSAIDs.

AHA Updates Resistant Hypertension Guidelines

Following a review of over 400 studies, the American Heart Association has updated its 2008 guidelines on the detection and management of resistant hypertension.