Lipids & Metabolic

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) suggested clinicians continue to offer intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions for adults with obesity in an updated recommendation statement published Sept. 18 in JAMA.

Extensive exposure to air pollutants like nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter could feed the development of type 2 diabetes (T2D), Chinese researchers reported in a meta-analysis published this month in the European Journal of Endocrinology.

As extreme weather hits the East Coast this weekend, residents are stocking up on nonperishables, buying batteries in bulk and boarding up windows. But storm preparation looks a little different for diabetics, who are forced to consider their medical needs weeks in advance, Everyday Health reports.

A record seven states had adult obesity rates exceeding 35 percent in 2017, according to new data released by the CDC.

A group of researchers who analyzed more than 3,000 tweets related to OpenAPS have found the DIY diabetes management solution to be a positive force in the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community, despite its lack of approval from the FDA or other federal organizations.

Consuming three or more servings of whole-fat dairy per day—especially in developing countries—has been linked to lower rates of cardiovascular disease, according to research published Sept. 11 in the Lancet.

It is legal to resell unexpired strips as long as they weren’t fraudulently purchased through Medicare or Medicaid. This has led to cash offers for unused testing strips online and on social media, as well as resell operations popping up in garages and basements, the Chicago-Sun Times reported.

Daytime sleepiness and poor sleep patterns might be linked to hypertension in black women, researchers reported last week at the American Heart Association’s Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions in Chicago. The same trial also connected excessive fatigue to inactivity and obesity.

Current guidelines justify treating most patients 75 and older with cholesterol-lowering drugs based on their estimated risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, a new cohort study published in The BMJ suggests statins are ineffective at primary prevention in this elderly population.

Black and Hispanic children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are at a higher risk of increasing blood glucose levels than white children, researchers reported in JAMA Network Open.

Fewer Americans smoked or were physically inactive in 2015-16 than four years earlier, but there were also fewer on “appropriate” aspirin therapy to prevent cardiovascular events, according to a Vital Signs report released by the CDC.

The cost of insulin in the U.S. is on the rise, and not all Americans can afford it—a problem one Minnesota mother blames for her son’s death from diabetic ketosis—NPR reported this week.