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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles December 2017

 

New Metabolic Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Obesity May Not Increase Risk of Death as Patients Age

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A previous study reported that the association between obesity and the risk for mortality becomes stronger as individuals age. In a recent study, researchers aimed to further evaluate this association.

Home BP Diagnostic Accuracy Improved With Lower Thresholds

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In a recent study, researchers assessed the accuracy of several blood pressure thresholds in diagnosing hypertension via home blood pressure measurements.

New AHA/ACC Guidelines Lower High BP Threshold

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Under the new guidelines, about 46% of the US population now meets the criteria for hypertension, as opposed to 32% previously.

Sex-Related Heart Attacks Are Rare

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In a recent study, researchers investigated the frequency of sex-related sudden cardiac arrest.

Obesity Could Impact Function Following Cardiac Surgery

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Researchers sought to determine the extent to which obesity influenced functional decline among participants who underwent cardiac surgery, and how this association was affected by age, in a recent study.