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New CVD risk score can be adjusted for use in any country

March 27, 2015

A new risk equation can be recalibrated for application in any country with routinely available information, researchers reported in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

The risk score, called Globorisk, measures risk for CHD or stroke in adults aged 40 years and older by factoring in smoking status, BP, diabetes status and total cholesterol, while adjusting for the effects of age and sex on CVD in different countries. Adding BMI to the risk factors did not improve risk prediction, the researchers wrote.

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Women, men may respond differently to drugs for diabetes, lipids, BP

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More exercise linked to better sexual function in obese men

March 25, 2015
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VIDEO: New IMPROVE-IT analyses reinforce benefits of greater cholesterol reduction

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Best of Lipid Forum III

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Video: Action needed to reduce CVD risks in HIV patients

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Severe Hypertriglyceridemia: Confronting the Complex Issues in Etiology and Treatment

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New CVD risk score can be adjusted for use in any country

March 27, 2015
A new risk equation can be recalibrated for application in any country with routinely available information, researchers reported in The Lancet
In the Journals

Women, men may respond differently to drugs for diabetes, lipids, BP

March 25, 2015
The response to medications prescribed to treat diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidemia may differ by sex, according to research published in the…
Stephan Freedland In the Journals

More exercise linked to better sexual function in obese men

March 25, 2015
Exercise is associated with improved erectile and sexual function in men, regardless of race, according to recently published data. “This study…
4132203130001 th Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: New IMPROVE-IT analyses reinforce benefits of greater cholesterol reduction

March 24, 2015
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Children of parents who smoke at increased risk for carotid atherosclerotic plaque

March 24, 2015
Children who were exposed to parental smoking in early life had double the risk for carotid atherosclerotic plaque in adulthood compared with…
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Glucose-lowering therapies, strategies may increase heart failure

March 24, 2015
The use of medications or other strategies to lower glucose could put patients at an increased risk for heart failure compared with usual care…

Five advances in cholesterol management

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