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Vitamin D supplements fail to prevent CVD

April 21, 2017

Monthly high-dose vitamin D supplementation did not prevent the incidence of CVD or death in adults aged 50 to 84 years, according to published findings.

“The possibility that UV radiation, through a mechanism that involves vitamin D, may protect against CVD was initially proposed in 1981,” Robert Scragg, MBBS, PhD, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the School of Population Health at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, and colleagues wrote in the study background. “Given the limited (and mixed) [randomized clinical trial] evidence on vitamin D supplementation and CVD, we performed a large [randomized clinical trial] with recruitment from the general population.”

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Starting metformin reduces risks for CV events, death in type 2 diabetes

April 20, 2017
The risks for cardiovascular events and death are decreased 6 months after metformin initiation among adults with type 2 diabetes who experience a large initial HbA1c…
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Diet drinks may be associated with stroke, dementia

April 20, 2017
Drinking at least one artificially sweetened beverage per week was associated with a higher rate of stroke and dementia vs. less than one beverage per week, according to…
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Gray hair may be indicator of higher CAD risk

April 20, 2017
Men with gray hair had an increased risk for CAD, independent of CV risk factors and age, according to results presented at EuroPrevent 2017. Researchers reviewed CT…
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Vitamin D supplements fail to prevent CVD

April 21, 2017
Monthly high-dose vitamin D supplementation did not prevent the incidence of CVD or death in adults aged 50 to 84 years, according to published…

In the Journals Plus

Starting metformin reduces risks for CV events, death in type 2 diabetes

April 20, 2017
The risks for cardiovascular events and death are decreased 6 months after metformin initiation among adults with type 2 diabetes who experience a…

In the Journals

Diet drinks may be associated with stroke, dementia

April 20, 2017
Drinking at least one artificially sweetened beverage per week was associated with a higher rate of stroke and dementia vs. less than one beverage…

Meeting News

Gray hair may be indicator of higher CAD risk

April 20, 2017
Men with gray hair had an increased risk for CAD, independent of CV risk factors and age, according to results presented at EuroPrevent 2017…

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Poor HDL levels linked to ambient air pollution

April 20, 2017
Traffic-related air pollution lowers levels of HDL and may increase risk for CVD, according to findings published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis

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Patients with MI often nonadherent to high-intensity statin regimen

April 19, 2017
Interventions may be necessary to increase high-intensity statin adherence for patients after MI hospitalization, researchers wrote in JAMA

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Peanuts may contribute to lower CAD risk

April 18, 2017
The addition of peanuts to a high-fat diet led to decreased triglycerides after a meal, according to findings published in The Journal of

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USPSTF guidelines on statin therapy result in fewer referrals

April 18, 2017
Physicians who adhere to the 2016 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines are likely referring fewer patients for statin therapy compared with…

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Periodontitis, edentulism linked to higher mortality but not CVD in older women

April 18, 2017
Periodontitis and edentulism in postmenopausal women are associated with increased mortality rate but not increased risk for CVD after adjusting for…

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CAC associated with CVD risk in chronic kidney disease

April 18, 2017
Among adults with chronic kidney disease, coronary artery calcification was significantly and independently associated with CVD, MI, HF and all-cause…

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