Top stories in cardiology: BP control and diet may prevent millions of premature deaths, increasing vitamin K intake may stabilize anticoagulation in patients using warfarin

Among the top stories in cardiology last week were a study that suggested BP control, sodium intake reduction and trans fatty acid elimination could prevent nearly 100 million global deaths within a 25-year period and findings that indicated increasing consumption of foods containing vitamin K may improve anticoagulant stability for patients with thromboembolic disease who are treated with warfarin.

Other highlights included a study that found white and red meat consumption had similar effects on blood cholesterol levels in patients with high saturated fat intakes, a study that suggested polygenic risk scores may predict coronary artery disease and a study that determined the use of telemonitoring in exercise-based intervention initiatives for adults with metabolic syndrome may lead to reduced severity of the condition.

More focus on BP control, diet may prevent 94.3 million premature deaths

BP control, sodium intake reduction and trans fatty acid elimination may prevent nearly 100 million global deaths within a 25-year period, according to a study published in Circulation. Read more.

Increasing vitamin K intake may stabilize anticoagulation in patients using warfarin

Among patients with thromboembolic disease treated with warfarin, increased consumption of foods containing vitamin K may improve anticoagulant stability, according to findings presented at the American Society for Nutrition Annual Nutrition Science Meeting. Read more.

Saturated fat increases LDL despite red, white meat consumption

White and red meat consumption had similar effects on blood cholesterol levels in patients with high saturated fat intakes, according to data from the APPROACH trial published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Read more.

Polygenic risk scores may predict coronary artery disease

Two genome-wide polygenic risk scores were able to predict prevalent coronary artery disease in patients, according to a study published in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine. Read more.

In metabolic syndrome, telemonitored exercise may improve health

The use of telemonitoring in exercise-based intervention initiatives for adults with metabolic syndrome may lead to reduced severity of the condition, according to findings published in The Lancet Public Health. Read more.

Among the top stories in cardiology last week were a study that suggested BP control, sodium intake reduction and trans fatty acid elimination could prevent nearly 100 million global deaths within a 25-year period and findings that indicated increasing consumption of foods containing vitamin K may improve anticoagulant stability for patients with thromboembolic disease who are treated with warfarin.

Other highlights included a study that found white and red meat consumption had similar effects on blood cholesterol levels in patients with high saturated fat intakes, a study that suggested polygenic risk scores may predict coronary artery disease and a study that determined the use of telemonitoring in exercise-based intervention initiatives for adults with metabolic syndrome may lead to reduced severity of the condition.

More focus on BP control, diet may prevent 94.3 million premature deaths

BP control, sodium intake reduction and trans fatty acid elimination may prevent nearly 100 million global deaths within a 25-year period, according to a study published in Circulation. Read more.

Increasing vitamin K intake may stabilize anticoagulation in patients using warfarin

Among patients with thromboembolic disease treated with warfarin, increased consumption of foods containing vitamin K may improve anticoagulant stability, according to findings presented at the American Society for Nutrition Annual Nutrition Science Meeting. Read more.

Saturated fat increases LDL despite red, white meat consumption

White and red meat consumption had similar effects on blood cholesterol levels in patients with high saturated fat intakes, according to data from the APPROACH trial published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Read more.

Polygenic risk scores may predict coronary artery disease

Two genome-wide polygenic risk scores were able to predict prevalent coronary artery disease in patients, according to a study published in Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine. Read more.

In metabolic syndrome, telemonitored exercise may improve health

The use of telemonitoring in exercise-based intervention initiatives for adults with metabolic syndrome may lead to reduced severity of the condition, according to findings published in The Lancet Public Health. Read more.