Lipids & Metabolic

A study of more than 100,000 urban commuters in China suggests that walking or cycling to work can lower people’s risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) and stroke, even when factoring in the “rather serious air pollution” in the country.

A combo of cryoballoon ablation and novel oral anticoagulants might be a more effective treatment route than standard care for obese AFib patients, who, according to an Oct. 4 study, are less likely to benefit from traditional catheter ablation in the long-term.

Recent pushback against a nutritional guideline that supports the consumption of red and processed meats includes allegations that the guideline’s lead author had ties to the meat industry, Health Exec reports.

Evidence published in BMJ Heart last month supports the idea of an “obesity paradox” in heart failure, further complicating a long-running debate as to whether extra weight can be cardioprotective in patients with established CVD.

Low birth weight is associated with poorer health outcomes—including CVD—later in life, according to a study out of West Virginia University.

An updated meta-analysis centered around the role marine omega-3 supplementation in CVD prevention suggests there may be a use for fish oil in cardiovascular medicine after all.

The FDA approved canagliflozin Sept. 30 to reduce the risk of end-stage kidney disease, worsening kidney function, CV death and hospitalization for heart failure in adults with type 2 diabetes and diabetic nephropathy.

A panel of 14 international scientists published a nutritional guideline in the Annals of Internal Medicine this month suggesting adults continue consuming both red meat and processed meats, basing the recommendation on a mega-review that found few adverse health effects with either product.

The higher the dosage of cholesterol-lowering statins, the greater a patient’s risk of developing osteoporosis, according to work published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases.

The National Lipid Association has issued a position statement recommending the use of icosapent ethyl for treating patients with atherosclerotic CVD or type 2 diabetes, rooting its endorsement in the positive results of the REDUCE-IT study.

Apple announced the initiation of three new large-scale medical studies, including one focused on women’s health, one focused on hearing and one focused on cardiovascular health and movement.

Motivational text messages could be the key to better glycemic control in patients with both diabetes mellitus and coronary heart disease, according to research out of China.