You are here

Lipids & Metabolic


Nonstatin use has skyrocketed in the past decade, rising by 124 percent and causing a 364 percent increase in nonstatin-related expenditures, according to a report published in the Journal of the American Heart Association this month.

The American Heart Association (AHA) is one of many entities concerned about the wellbeing of schoolchildren after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) eased up on its nutrition standards for school lunches late last year.

When third-grader Ava Rao was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it changed life for her whole family. Now a high school freshman, Ava and her dad, cardiologist Sunil V. Rao, MD, share their perspectives on the disease and hopes for the future. 

Following the White House physician’s Jan. 16 assertion that President Donald Trump is in “excellent health,” a few national news outlets published stories questioning that claim.

The unrelenting growth of diabetes around the world is prompting cardiologists to rethink how they treat and manage a challenging patient population, even as an emerging class of cardio-protective diabetes drugs is setting the stage for transformation.


Recent Headlines

Race, prehypertension among midlife risk factors for dementia

Potentially modifiable midlife vascular risk factors could be associated with dementia later in life, according to a study.

AAP advises pediatricians to examine cardiometabolic risk factors when treating child obesity

In an effort to address the growing number of overweight and obese children in the U.S., the American Academy of Pediatrics, (AAP) is now recommending that pediatricians turn their attention to cardiometabolic risk factors associated with the condition.

CDC: 30M in US have diabetes; new diagnoses fewer than 2008 high

The diabetes epidemic continues to spread across the United States—but not as quickly as it once had, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report.

'Aged fat'—combo of age, obesity—may damage blood vessels, hasten heart failure

Researchers have identified an enzyme that may explain why age and obesity can combine to restrict blood flow through blood vessels and increase risks of heart failure.

Extra weight may improve survival after stroke in ‘obesity paradox’

Obese individuals face higher risks for stroke. But new research appears to show those with extra weight see better outcomes after suffering such an incident when compared to those in the normal range for bodyweight.

Healthy lifestyle reduces hypertension in black Americans

New research suggests that small health improvements, like not smoking and maintaining a healthy weight, are associated with a lower risk of hypertension among black patients, compared to those that don't practice a healthy lifestyle.

Combining smaller doses of hypertension meds could be more effective than the standard

Researchers from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, announced new findings that suggest smaller doses of a few blood pressure medications could be just as effective as standard doses of just one.