Lipids & Metabolic

Children whose families have increased psychosocial risks are three times more likely to discontinue weight management treatment and are also less likely to improve their weight status, according to new research published April 5 in the Journal of Pediatrics.
Apr 18, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
Though research shows that fathers impact their children’s eating habits and physical activity, a study published April 10 in Preventive Medicine suggests fathers are rarely included in family interventions that combat childhood obesity.
Apr 18, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
A team of researchers from Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania are attempting to curb diabetes among their patient population with a program that treats healthy food like a prescription drug—and it has delivered strong early results.
Apr 17, 2018 | Hypertension
Doctors have a new ally in keeping their patients adherent to cardiovascular medication: a urine test that can determine whether a person has taken 80 different blood pressure or cholesterol drugs in the last day or two.
Apr 13, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
New research in the New England Journal of Medicine April 5 suggests a reduction in body mass index (BMI) before puberty may decrease an individual’s risk of developing diabetes.
Apr 13, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
Both high and low concentrations of HDL cholesterol are associated with higher risks of infectious disease including gastroenteritis and pneumonia, according to new research published April 7 in the European Heart Journal.
Apr 13, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
As fitness increases, risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) may decrease regardless of genetic predisposition, according to new findings published in Circulation on April 9.
Apr 12, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
A report issued by the Institute for Patient Access suggests commercial healthcare insurance plans, as well as Medicare, Medicaid and Medicaid managed care, denied coverage for almost 80,000 insurance claims for PCSK9 inhibitors in 2017.
Apr 11, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
To mitigate the obesity epidemic, increase workplace productivity and reduce absences, employers across the United States are engaging in employee-wide wellness programs.
Apr 11, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
Elevated blood pressure before pregnancy may increase the risk for miscarriage, according to findings published April 2 in Hypertension. This proves true for women who exhibit high blood pressure preconception but have not been diagnosed with hypertension.
Apr 10, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
Fish oil supplements shouldn’t be considered equivalent to omega-3 products that have undergone strict clinical testing and FDA oversight, said biochemist Preston Mason, PhD. The first group of products could be harmful to patients with cardiovascular disease, while more refined compounds might help.
Apr 06, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
Hypertension, elevated cholesterol and hearing difficulty are more prevalent among noise‐exposed workers, according to new research led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Apr 06, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
Though many areas of the world are seeing an increase in childhood obesity rates, Amsterdam has cut the number of overweight and obese children by 12 percent through city-wide “healthy-weight program" that has kids weighed regularly and tested for balance and agility.
Apr 06, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
Both men and women over the age of 50 have reduced their risk factors for heart disease and stroke over a 20-year period, according to a new study published online March 22 in Aging Clinical and Experimental Research.
Apr 05, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
Individuals who consume large amounts of meat protein experience a 60 percent increase in cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology on April 3.
Apr 19, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
Children whose families have increased psychosocial risks are three times more likely to discontinue weight management treatment and are also less likely to improve their weight status, according to new research published April 5 in the Journal of Pediatrics.
Apr 18, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
Though research shows that fathers impact their children’s eating habits and physical activity, a study published April 10 in Preventive Medicine suggests fathers are rarely included in family interventions that combat childhood obesity.
Apr 18, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
A team of researchers from Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania are attempting to curb diabetes among their patient population with a program that treats healthy food like a prescription drug—and it has delivered strong early results.
Apr 17, 2018 | Hypertension
Doctors have a new ally in keeping their patients adherent to cardiovascular medication: a urine test that can determine whether a person has taken 80 different blood pressure or cholesterol drugs in the last day or two.
Apr 13, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
New research in the New England Journal of Medicine April 5 suggests a reduction in body mass index (BMI) before puberty may decrease an individual’s risk of developing diabetes.
Apr 13, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
Both high and low concentrations of HDL cholesterol are associated with higher risks of infectious disease including gastroenteritis and pneumonia, according to new research published April 7 in the European Heart Journal.