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A practical guide to 
metabolic syndrome

With obesity on the rise, more patients are at risk for metabolic 
syndrome, a diagnosis given to a set of simultaneous disorders.
Nephrology Hypertension

Chronic Kidney Disease: Cardiovascular Disease and Dyslipidemia

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…

Another risk factor turns up for diabetes

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…

How to control metabolic syndrome

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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