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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles January 2018

New Metabolic Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

BP Tends to Decrease in the 10 Years Before Death

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Currently, it is unclear whether blood pressure stabilizes or decreases in later life. In a new study, researchers investigated whether blood pressure trajectories were reflective of increasing age or time to death.

NOACs Superior to Warfarin for Stroke Prevention

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In a recent systematic review, researchers investigated the efficacy and safety of warfarin use, NOACs, and non-warfarin use for preventing stroke and thromboembolism among patients with atrial fibrillation.

Obesity Is a Risk Factor NAFLD, Regardless of Metabolic Health

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In a recent study, researchers investigated the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease among patients with obesity who are otherwise metabolically healthy who underwent bariatric surgery.

Is PCOS a Risk Factor for Metabolic Syndrome?

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome has been linked to obesity and diabetes. In a recent study, researchers investigated whether metabolic risk biomarkers were higher among this patient population compared with women without PCOS.

Cerebral Atherosclerosis Is Influenced By Systolic, Diastolic BP Differences

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Extracranial and intracranial cerebral atherosclerosis are both important risk factors for stroke. However, little is currently known about their association with interarm systolic and diastolic blood pressure differences.