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News: January News from our Partners at Consultant360

January's Metabolic News from our Partners at Consultant 360!

Sri Banerjee, MD, PhD, MPH, MAS, on Food Insecurity, Diabetes, and Cardiorenal Syndrome
In this podcast, Sri Banerjee, MD, PhD, MPH, MAS, speaks about his research on the association between food insecurity, cardiorenal syndrome, and all-cause mortality among low-income adults in the United States, including why there is limited data on food insecurity and chronic disease, and ways clinicians can screen for food insecurity. 

 Nutritional Pearls: Diet Drinks and Stroke, Heart Disease
Your patient is a 52-year-old woman who is concerned about her risk of heart disease. When asked about her diet, she tells you that she tries to eat healthy, and has recently switched from regular to diet soda.

 Major Life Events May Reduce Physical Activity Levels
The American Heart Association has released a new scientific statement on the relationship between exercise, heart health, and life events or transitions.

CVD Risk, Adverse Hospital Outcomes Are Higher in Young, Black Adults
In a recent study, researchers examined national trends in cardiovascular disease risk factors and hospital outcomes among young, Black adults from 2007 to 2017.

A 70-Year-Old Healthy Man With Chest Discomfort
A 70-year-old man presented to your office with a history of chest “discomfort” of several months’ duration. He is not precisely sure when it had started but knows it has been present for at least 3 to 4 months. His description of the discomfort is a “tightness and pressure sensation” rather than pain. What is the optimal next step in the management of this patient?