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Primary care physicians can help prevent, reverse cardiovascular diseases

Primary care physicians can help prevent, reverse cardiovascular diseases
May 26, 2017

Cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 31% of all deaths, or 17.5 million fatalities, globally in 2012, according to WHO.

In 2016 USPSTF released guidelines recommending statin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults. However, many experts have argued that addressing upstream causes of cardiovascular disease might be a better option. Especially since in some patients, statins cause side effects ranging from muscle achiness to gastrointestinal distress, liver toxicity and even rhabdomyolysis, a potentially life threatening breakdown of muscle tissue.

Q&A: How to engage patients in managing obesity

May 25, 2017
As a potential risk factor for conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes, obesity is an aspect of overall health that should be monitored as part of routine
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Chronic metabolic diseases can begin in just 14 days of inactivity

May 24, 2017
Just 2 weeks of increased sedentary behavior can reduce muscle mass and cardio-respiratory fitness in healthy young individuals, which can increase the probability of…
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Replacing a single soda or beer with water daily reduces risk for obesity

May 23, 2017
Exchanging one serving of sugar-sweetened soft drink or one beer each day for a glass of water can lower the risk for obesity by 20%, according to data presented at the…
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Primary care physicians can help prevent, reverse cardiovascular diseases

May 26, 2017
Cardiovascular disease has become the leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for 31% of all deaths, or 17.5 million fatalities, globally in…

Q&A: How to engage patients in managing obesity

May 25, 2017
As a potential risk factor for conditions such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes, obesity is an aspect of overall health that should be monitored

Meeting News

Chronic metabolic diseases can begin in just 14 days of inactivity

May 24, 2017
Just 2 weeks of increased sedentary behavior can reduce muscle mass and cardio-respiratory fitness in healthy young individuals, which can increase…

Meeting News

Replacing a single soda or beer with water daily reduces risk for obesity

May 23, 2017
Exchanging one serving of sugar-sweetened soft drink or one beer each day for a glass of water can lower the risk for obesity by 20%, according to…

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Swallowable intragastric balloon safe, effective in adults with obesity

May 23, 2017
In adults with obesity, a swallowable intragastric balloon combined with a very low-calorie ketogenic diet resulted in a mean weight loss of 15.2 kg…

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Normal weight in childhood lowers males' risk for adult colon cancer

May 22, 2017
Overweight boys are at increased risk for adult colon cancer compared with normal-weight boys; however, achieving a healthy weight by young adulthood…

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Sugar-sweetened beverage tax may lower consumption in Irish children

May 22, 2017
As expected, intake of sugar-sweetened beverages is greater among children with overweight or obesity compared with normal-weight children…

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CVD risk persists in ‘metabolically healthy’ adults with obesity

May 19, 2017
Adults with obesity deemed to be “metabolically healthy” remained at increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease when compared…

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Physical function improves with weight loss plus aerobic, resistance exercise

May 19, 2017
Physical Performance Test scores, peak oxygen consumption and body weight were all improved with weight loss plus combined aerobic and resistance…

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Cost, need for reoperation raise questions about gastric band effectiveness

May 19, 2017
The high cost and frequent need for reoperation after laparoscopic gastric band surgery raise concerns about the procedure’s safety and…

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