Prevention & Risk Reduction

Eating chocolate—in moderation, of course—is associated with a reduced risk of coronary artery disease (CAD), according to new findings published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Two separate research teams have highlighted the benefits of limiting meat consumption and adopting a plant-based diet. 

Statin use can lower an older patient’s risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, according to a new study of more than 325,000 U.S. veterans.

Patients diagnosed with familiar hypercholesterolemia should work to lower carbohydrates, not saturated fats, according to a new study published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.

The use of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) is associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer.

Statin use may help healthy older patients avoid physical disability and cardiovascular disease, according to new data published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

A new analysis explored if age, numerous comorbidities, the use of CVD medication and Charleston Comorbidity Index scores can be used to predict mortality among confirmed COVID-19 patients. 

The approval was based on data from two phase III randomized, treat-to-target studies. 

The VERTIS CV Study tracked the performance of ertugliflozin and a placebo in more than 8,000 adult T2D patients.

The FDA has provided new information about the metformin recall first announced in May. 

Bio Conscious has announced that its AI-powered Diabits app can predict blood glucose levels a full hour into the future—and it has the data to prove it.

Hypertension is associated with a much greater risk of dying from COVID-19, according to new research published in European Heart Journal. The study’s authors noted that outcomes improved if patients took antihypertensive medications as recommended.