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Elevated waist-to-height ratio associated with pediatric psoriasis

September 30, 2016

Children with psoriasis were more likely to have elevated waist-to-height ratios compared with those with noninflammatory skin conditions, while the two cohorts did not significantly differ in metabolic syndrome or BMI-determined obesity, according to recent study data.

Researchers in Australia conducted a prospective study from Feb. 7, 2014, to July 15, 2015, of 208 children (mean age, 8.9 years; 110 girls) in a pediatric dermatology clinic and two private consultant rooms of specialist dermatologists. There were 135 children with psoriasis and 73 control patients with no inflammatory skin conditions.

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Sex hormones fail to influence all-cause, CVD mortality in middle-aged men

September 30, 2016
Mortality and cardiovascular disease outcomes are not influenced by testosterone, dihydrotestosterone or estradiol in predominantly middle-aged men, study data show. …
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Allopurinol use reduced risk for myocardial infarction in Medicare beneficiaries

September 29, 2016
Allopurinol use reduced the risk of myocardial infarction in Medicare beneficiaries, according to recently published data. In addition, longer durations of allopurinol…

Top 5 articles on CV risk prevention

September 29, 2016
September 29 is the World Heart Federation’s World Heart Day, which is designed to raise heart health awareness and provide insight on keeping a healthy heart. In
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Beyond safety, new diabetes drugs offer CV benefit

Cardiology Today, September 2016
The medical community has long recognized the strong relationship between CVD and diabetes. Compounding concerns over…
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VIDEO: Results of LEADER trial provide “robust demonstration” of cardiovascular event reduction in high-risk type 2 diabetes

July 1, 2016
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VIDEO: EMPA-REG, LEADER trial results produce ‘exciting time’ for diabetes care

July 29, 2016
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Elevated waist-to-height ratio associated with pediatric psoriasis

September 30, 2016
Children with psoriasis were more likely to have elevated waist-to-height ratios compared with those with noninflammatory skin conditions, while the…

In the Journals Plus

Sex hormones fail to influence all-cause, CVD mortality in middle-aged men

September 30, 2016
Mortality and cardiovascular disease outcomes are not influenced by testosterone, dihydrotestosterone or estradiol in predominantly middle-aged men…

In the Journals

Allopurinol use reduced risk for myocardial infarction in Medicare beneficiaries

September 29, 2016
Allopurinol use reduced the risk of myocardial infarction in Medicare beneficiaries, according to recently published data. In addition, longer…

Top 5 articles on CV risk prevention

September 29, 2016
September 29 is the World Heart Federation’s World Heart Day, which is designed to raise heart health awareness and provide insight on keeping

Meeting News Coverage

Obesity rate triples, hypertension rate declines among Brazilian children

September 27, 2016
The rate of obesity among Brazilian school children has tripled in the past 3 decades, rising from 6% in 1986 to 18% in 2016, according to findings…

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Statins, nonstatin LDL-lowering therapies associated with similar CV benefit

September 27, 2016
Statin and nonstatin therapies yield similar risk reduction of major CV events, according to a meta-regression analysis published in JAMA.

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Total, CVD mortality rates increase in young adults with type 1 diabetes

September 27, 2016
Young adults with type 1 diabetes have an increased risk for total and cardiovascular disease mortality and hospitalized cardiovascular disease, with…

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Changes in fat quality, quantity linked to intensified CVD risk factors

September 27, 2016
Independent of other measures of adiposity, increasing quantity of fat and decrease in fat attenuation were associated with worsening of CVD risk…

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Antisense oligonucleotide associated with substantial reductions in Lp(a) concentrations

September 26, 2016
A novel antisense oligonucleotide targeting apolipoprotein(a) was safe and conferred a decline in concentrations of lipoprotein(a), according to…

New survey aims to identify ways to improve PCSK9 inhibitor prescription process

September 22, 2016
The National Lipid Association announced the launch of a new survey on the prescription approval process for PCSK9 inhibitors.

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