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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles August 2018

New Metabolic Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Multivitamins Do Not Improve CVD Outcomes

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Multivitamin use is widespread around the world, believed to improve health and lower cardiovascular disease risk. However, existing evidence is conflicting. A new analysis investigates.

Aspirin for CVD Prevention: Does One Dose Fit All?

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After noting that only modest benefits have been seen in long-term CVD prevention with aspirin, researchers examined whether bodyweight leading to underdosing and excess dosing could explain these results.

Does Statin Use Affect Flu Vaccination Effectiveness?

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Recent data suggest that statin use may affect influenza vaccination effectiveness. A new study, however, examines the association further in a cohort of nearly 3 million Medicare beneficiaries.

Study Evaluates DOACs in the Context of Major Bleeding

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To evaluate the effect of anticoagulation therapy on the risks for bleeding and all-cause mortality, the researchers assessed nearly 200,000 patients with and without atrial fibrillation who initiated anticoagulation therapy. For results, read more.

Novel Risk Factor for Heart Failure Identified

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A new analysis showed that a simple, painless measure—similar to BMI measurement—can predict the risk for heart failure in the general population. For results, read more.