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Insulin resistance a culprit for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Insulin resistance a culprit for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
May 21, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is high in patients with diabetes, and insulin resistance is a common cause, according to a keynote lecture at the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions.

“Insulin resistance is the underlying pathophysiological defect leading to [nonalcoholic fatty liver disease],” David E. Cohen, MD, PhD, director of hepatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, director of the Harvard–MIT division of health sciences and technology, and Robert H. Ebert Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, said.

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Despite guideline changes, statin use unchanged or lower in patients with diabetes

May 21, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — The rate of statin use in adults with diabetes has remained steady or declined since 2014, according to findings presented at the National Lipid…
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Distal symmetric polyneuropathy common in adults with additional metabolic syndrome components

May 20, 2016
Symptomatic distal symmetric polyneuropathy appears to be more prevalent in patients with additional components of metabolic syndrome, regardless of glycemic status…
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High lipoprotein(a) levels may raise familial hypercholesterolemia risk

May 18, 2016
Adults with high levels of lipoprotein(a) are more likely to have clinical familial hypercholesterolemia and an increased risk for myocardial infarction, according to…
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Diabetic Retinopathy: The Importance of Early Screening, Referral, and Management

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Diabetic eye disease is one of the most common causes of vision loss in the United States. As the rates of diabetes…
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VIDEO: PCKS9 inhibitors effective for reducing CV risk

April 7, 2016
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Secondary Prevention of Atherothrombotic Events: Current Insights on Advancing Science

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Prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is critical in light of its associated mortality, morbidity, and economic…
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Insulin resistance a culprit for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

May 21, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is high in patients with diabetes, and insulin resistance is a common cause…

Meeting News Coverage

Despite guideline changes, statin use unchanged or lower in patients with diabetes

May 21, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — The rate of statin use in adults with diabetes has remained steady or declined since 2014, according to findings presented at the…

In the Journals

Distal symmetric polyneuropathy common in adults with additional metabolic syndrome components

May 20, 2016
Symptomatic distal symmetric polyneuropathy appears to be more prevalent in patients with additional components of metabolic syndrome, regardless of…

In the Journals

High lipoprotein(a) levels may raise familial hypercholesterolemia risk

May 18, 2016
Adults with high levels of lipoprotein(a) are more likely to have clinical familial hypercholesterolemia and an increased risk for myocardial…

In the Journals

Higher weight gain in early, later adulthood affects NAFLD, metabolic syndrome risk

May 17, 2016
Body weight gain during both early and later adulthood is associated with the risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome, with…

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Younger age at HT initiation decreases CHD mortality risk

May 16, 2016
Women who are younger than 60 years when they begin estradiol-based hormone therapy have a reduced risk for coronary heart disease mortality…

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Optimal CV health linked to sex steroids, SHBG in older adults

May 11, 2016
Women with lower levels of testosterone and free androgen index and higher levels of sex hormone-binding globulin and men with higher levels of sex…

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Early metabolic derangement, obesity observed in adolescents with PCOS

May 6, 2016
Socioeconomic status, ethnicity and a family history of diabetes are factors most likely to affect metabolic parameters in adolescents with…

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Reduced cardiac function seen in children with obesity, prediabetes

May 4, 2016
Tissue Doppler imaging can reveal subclinical evidence of cardiac function deterioration in children and adolescents with obesity and prediabetes…

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VIDEO: Breaks in sitting time reduce cardiometabolic risk factors in type 2 diabetes

May 4, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Bronwyn Kingwell, PhD, head of metabolic and vascular physiology at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne…

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