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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles October 2020

October 2020 Metabolic Disease Related News from our Partners at Consultant 360

Bariatric Surgery Decreases CAD Risk

Researchers conducted a retrospective review of data from patients who underwent bariatric surgery in order to examine the effects of the procedure of pericardial fat thickness and the risk of developing coronary artery disease.

Statin Adherence Is High and Is Associated With Reduced Economic Burden 

In a recent study, researchers examined how commercially insured patients adhered to prescribed statin medications and the impact of this adherence on health care costs.

Trends in Uncontrolled Hypertension Are Reversing 

The percentage of US adults with controlled hypertension has decreased despite several years of improvements, according to a study presented at the AHA’s Hypertension Sessions 2020. 

Bariatric Surgery Is Linked to Hypertension Improvement, Remission

In a recent randomized clinical trial, the effects of bariatric surgery on hypertension severity and management were compared with standard medical therapy.

Hypertension Medication Does Not Increase the Risk of Depression

Patients with hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and cerebrovascular diseases tend to have a higher risk of depression. For that reason, the researchers aimed to focus on whether treating these conditions through the use of antihypertensive medication had a secondary impact on this risk.