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News: Consultant 360 Metabolic Disease Articles October 2016

New Metabolic Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

Drinking Alcohol Linked to Atrial Enlargement and AF

Daily, long-term alcohol consumption is a predictor of left atrial enlargement and subsequent incident atrial fibrillation, according to a new study.

http://www.consultant360.com/exclusives/drinking-alcohol-linked-atrial-enlargement-and-af

USPSTF: No Evidence For Lipid Screening In Young Adults

A recent analysis aimed to update the US Preventive Services Task Force review on dyslipidemia screening in young adults aged 21 to 39.

http://www.consultant360.com/exclusives/uspstf-no-evidence-lipid-screening-young-adults

Does Higher BMI Increase Risk of Heart Attack, Death?

A new study compared the incidence of myocardial infarction, death, and diabetes in sets of identical twins to examine the effects of body mass index on risk of these conditions.

http://www.consultant360.com/exclusives/does-higher-bmi-increase-risk-heart-attack-death

High Omega-3 Consumption Raises Diabetes Risk in Women

Investigators from France assessed how fatty acid intake relates to women’s risk of type 2 diabetes.

http://www.consultant360.com/exclusives/high-omega-3-consumption-raises-diabetes-risk-women

Aspirin Is Often Misused in Preventing CVD in Patients With Diabetes

A recent study investigated the impact of new decision-support software on the appropriateness of aspirin prescribing in patients with diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors.

http://www.consultant360.com/exclusives/aspirin-often-misused-preventing-cvd-patients-diabetes