In a large prospective study, risk of all-cause mortality increases above 100 g alcohol per week, and positive associations with alcohol intake were seen mostly for stroke and HF, as opposed to MI.
In a data-driven cluster analysis of 6 variables in adult patients with newly diagnosed diabetes, 5 categories of patients were identified with different characteristics and risks of complications.
Complex long-term medication for CV diseases adversely affects various aspects of every-day life of patients, irrespective of whether they adhere to their treatment regimens or not.
Lifestyle importantly contributes to preventable morbidity and mortality. This EPCCS guidance document outlines the presented evidence on ingredients of successful behaviour change strategies and motivational interviewing, as well as which CV risk behaviours and clinical outcomes may be improved with various types of strategies.
A large pan-European study shows that overweight and obesity are associated with higher risk of CHD, even if the person does not have metabolic syndrome.
Improving adherence to healthy dietary patterns could attenuate the association between genetic predisposition and BMI and weight increases, particularly in individuals at high genetic risk.
Population-based study shows that women with GDM are over 20 times more likely to develop T2DM and have an almost doubled risk of hypertension, and 2.8-fold higher risk of IHD, compared with control.
Statin eligibility differs substantially in the 5 major guidelines, and this impacts on the potential prevention of ASCVD events, which is a function of the number of eligible persons for statin therapy.
Following a TV program on the French-German public network ARTE that denied the proven link between cholesterol levels and CVD, the potential effects of such disinformation are considered.
The randomised DIRECT trial evaluated a practical weight management program. On average, weigh reduced by 10 kg and almost half achieved and maintained remission of T2DM at 12 months after starting the intervention.
A summary of the main messages for primary care from the guidelines for Cardiovascular Prevention in clinical practice, released in 2016 by the Sixth Joint Task Force (ESC and other societies).
Patients with a history of MI have a higher risk of vascular dementia, particularly if they additionally have a history of stroke, probably due to common risk factors for both diseases.