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Benefits of statin therapy outweigh diabetes risk

Benefits of statin therapy outweigh diabetes risk
February 20, 2017

In a commentary published in The American Journal of Medicine, experts wrote that the CV benefits of statins outweigh any diabetes-related risk they may present.

Charles H. Hennekens, MD, from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, and colleagues wrote that several studies show that the risk for diabetes from statin therapy is outweighed by the benefits in both treatment and prevention of MI and stroke.

In the Journals

DAPT, aspirin monotherapy confer similar outcomes in patients with diabetes after CABG

February 17, 2017
New data suggest that use of dual antiplatelet therapy may not be clinically warranted in patients with diabetes post-CABG. According to data published in the Journal
In the Journals

Low socioeconomic status as significant a risk factor for mortality as diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity

February 17, 2017
To reduce the risk of mortality, local and global health policies should include efforts to address low socioeconomic status as a contributor to poor health, according
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Diabetes increases lifetime risk for stroke in Japanese adults

February 16, 2017
In middle-aged Japanese men and women, diabetes status is associated with residual lifetime risk for stroke, according to findings from a population-based study…

AMA releases seven health recommendations for 2017

December 28, 2016
As 2017 is quickly approaching, the AMA announced vital topics and recommendations that physicians should discuss with their patients to help ensure…

In the JournalsPerspective

New review on dietary sugar guidelines spark debate

December 27, 2016
Research findings suggest that the current guideline recommendations for sugar intake are not based on high-quality evidence and thus are not

In the Journals

Magnesium linked to certain health benefits, but not CHD, CVD reduction

December 16, 2016
An increased dietary magnesium intake can reduce risk for stroke, HF, diabetes and all-cause mortality, but it was not associated with a decreased…

CME

Individualizing Antihypertensive Therapy to Meet Today’s Needs of Patients and Providers

December 31, 2016 Expires: 12/30/2017
High blood pressure is a leading cause of cardiovascular disease and death in the United States and is often called “the silent killer” because it…

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New ADA standards highlight CV outcomes trials, psychosocial health, bariatric surgery

December 16, 2016
The American Diabetes Association’s updated 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes includes several new updates that will affect patient…

Meeting News

Cardiotoxicity from anthracycline chemotherapy worse in patients with diabetes

December 13, 2016
Among patients being treated for breast cancer, lymphoma or gastric cancer with anthracycline-based chemotherapy, cardiotoxicity from the treatment…

In the Journals

CHD incidence decreases, but association with most risk factors unchanged

December 2, 2016
Incidence of CHD declined nearly 20% from 1983 to 2011, but its association with several known risk factors has not changed over time, according to a…

FDA News

FDA approves expanded indication for empagliflozin to reduce CV death in type 2 diabetes

December 2, 2016
The FDA approved a new indication for the SGLT2 inhibitor empagliflozin to reduce the risk for cardiovascular death in adult patients with type 2…

In the Journals Plus

Hormonal contraceptives may not increase thromboembolism risk in diabetes

December 2, 2016
The risk for thromboembolism among women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes may not be increased with use of hormonal contraception, study data…

In the Journals

Two genetic variants may reduce CV event risk, increase diabetes risk

December 1, 2016
Variants of the PCSK9 and HMGCR genes linked to lower LDL were associated with protection from CV events and increased risk for diabetes in certain…

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