Treating patients before they develop a disease is tempting, but the old
adage still applies: First, do no harm.
Evidence-based guidelines for obesity support the use of pharmacologic therapy in collaboration with lifestyle interventions.
With obesity on the rise, more patients are at risk for metabolic
syndrome, a diagnosis given to a set of simultaneous disorders.
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Guidelines focus on physical activity, eating well, cessation of tobacco and hazardous/harmful drinking.
Does this patient with chronic kidney disease have underlying cardiovascular disease? Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death among adults in both developed and developing countries. In the United States, more than 92 million adults have at least one type of CVD, which accounted for 30.8% of all deaths in 2014. Every year…
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Women who had gestational diabetes may be able to reduce their risk of developing hypertension by eating a healthy diet.
Diabetes has long been recognized by clinicians as a risk factor for heart disease. Now a study shows the association works both ways: MIs pose a significant risk for developing diabetes or impaired fasting glucose (IFG), a prediabetic condition. In the study, an American-Italian team analyzed data involving 8,291 patients collected during an earlier randomized…
Despite the debate about the utility of this diagnosis, its hazards are clear. Patients should start on a treatment regimen sooner rather than later. Metabolic syndrome is classified as the simultaneous presence of metabolic factors known to increase risk for developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD). These factors are abdominal obesity, hyperglycemia, dyslipidemia,…
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2015 to 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans performed similar to other dietary indices.
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The ADA Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes should be used in clinical practice to manage patients at risk of developing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.