Top in cardiology: Health coaching, soft drinks
Details of a trial evaluating how providing young, Black adults with CV-related health coaching may promote healthy lifestyles and reduce the risk for CVD was the top story in cardiology last week.
Another popular story showed how taxes on sugar-sweetened beverage may lower the risk for CVD and diabetes.
Read these and the other top stories in cardiology below.
New study to assess health coaching for CV risk reduction in young Black adults
Healio spoke with Janna Stephens, PhD, RN, assistant professor at the Center for Women, Children and Youth at The Ohio State University College of Nursing, about her study that will assess how a personalized health coaching program that promotes increased exercise and healthy eating reduces CV risk factors in Black young adults. Read more.
Sugar-sweetened beverage taxes may prevent CVD, diabetes
All sugar-sweetened beverage tax designs, including volume, tiered and absolute sugar content taxes, have potential to generate substantial health gains with regard to CVD and diabetes in addition to cost savings, a study found. Read more.
Antihypertensive treatment may reduce mortality risk in COVID-19
Patients with hypertension had elevated mortality risk associated with COVID-19, but those who were treated for hypertension had a reduced mortality risk compared with those who did not receive treatment, according to a new study. Read more.
Heart failure after diabetes diagnosis raises 5-year mortality risk, lowers life span
Patients who developed heart failure at any time after their diabetes diagnosis had the greatest relative and absolute risk for death at 5 years compared with those with diabetes who had other CV or renal diagnoses, researchers reported. Read more.
Stroke increases mortality risk in younger patients with COVID-19
Acute ischemic stroke increased the risk for all-cause mortality in young adults with COVID-19 despite a low prevalence in this patient group, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology. Read more.