Lipids & Metabolic

Diabetes triples the risk of death from ischemic heart disease or stroke in women and doubles the risk in men with no previous vascular disease, according to new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
Jun 14, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests 5.5 percent more rural Americans are obese than their metropolitan counterparts.
Jun 14, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
A new study published in JAMA: Cardiology on June 13 suggests black patients have a higher risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and are less likely to receive guideline-appropriate statin therapy.
Jun 05, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
Five more patient deaths have been linked to two liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems designed to treat obesity, bringing the worldwide total to 12 deaths since 2016.
Jun 01, 2018 | Heart Failure
Type 2 diabetics who take sodium-glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors experience similar relative reductions in heart failure and mortality regardless of whether they have cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a subanalysis of the CVD-REAL study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
May 31, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
Countries in the Mediterranean region—thought to have one of the healthiest diets in the world—now have the highest rates of childhood obesity in Europe, according to data presented last week.
May 31, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
A higher testosterone-to-estrogen ratio could be a harbinger of future cardiovascular disease (CVD) among post-menopausal women, according to a study published May 28 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
May 25, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
The debate over the ideal blood glucose target for type 2 diabetics continued this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine, with a group of researchers defending the current recommendations of below 7 percent.
South Asians are more likely to die of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) than East Asians or people of European ancestry, according to a new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation on May 24.
May 21, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
Children who experienced partial readmission of new-onset type 1 diabetes had significantly lower total cholesterol levels and LDL cholesterol levels compared with non-remitters four to five years after diagnosis, according to a single-center study published May 16 in PLOS One.
Therapies targeting cholesterol and inflammation have both shown the ability to reduce cardiovascular events among patients with atherosclerosis, but more evidence is needed before anti-inflammatory drugs gain widespread use similar to statins, according to a consensus statement published May 14 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
May 14, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
People with high concentrations of lipoprotein(a) in their blood may not get the same preventive benefit from statins, even if their LDL cholesterol is effectively lowered with the medication.
May 14, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
The World Health Organization (WHO) is challenging all nations to rid their foods of artificial trans fats in the next five years, a move expected to curb the burden of cardiovascular disease worldwide. This task would likely require countries to use regulations or legislation to force food manufacturers to make the switch.
May 09, 2018 | Hypertension
A new study from Hong Kong found adults with type 2 diabetes and hypertension who achieved a systolic blood pressure (SBP) of less than 130 mmHg did not experience a reduction in cardiovascular risk, compared to patients with SBPs between 130 and 140 mm Hg. The study’s findings were published in Diabetes Care.
May 07, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
Despite conflicting reports, eating as many as a dozen eggs per week does not increase the cardiovascular risk for individuals with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, according to a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
May 07, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
A new study published in Pediatrics suggests a low-carbohydrate diet can help people with type 1 diabetes control blood sugar levels with lower-than-normal doses of insulin.
May 03, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
Intensive lipid-lowering therapy significantly reduces all-cause and cardiovascular mortality—but only for patients with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels above 100 mg/dL, according to a meta-analysis published April 17 in JAMA.
Apr 30, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
Living a healthy lifestyle during adulthood could prolong life expectancy at age 50 by 14 years for women and more than 12 years for men, according to new research published April 30 in the American Heart Association’s Circulation journal.
Apr 30, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
A healthy diet is a cornerstone to preventing cardiovascular disease, but many healthcare providers receive insufficient nutrition education and training, according to a new scientific advisory released by the American Heart Association.
Apr 26, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
A combination of prediabetes and hypertension increases the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) more than either risk factor alone, according to new research published April 18 in Hypertension.
Apr 23, 2018 | Lipids & Metabolic
Metabolically healthy obesity (MHO) is not a stable state—rather, it's a slippery slope toward metabolic syndrome and increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), suggests a long-term study published April 23 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.