High intake of sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with adverse changes in HDL-c and triglyceride, along with higher incidence of dyslipidemias related to low HDL-c and high triglyceride.
Adults who started primary CV preventive pharmacotherapy showed higher BMI and more inactivity, but reduced smoking and alcohol consumption after about 4 years than those not taking drugs.
Data of US postmenopausal women with normal BMI show that trunk fat and higher leg fat have opposing associations with CVD risk, while total body fat was not significantly related to CVD risk.
ESC 2019 In community-based studies in Colombia and Malaysia, HOPE-4 achieved reduced CV risk, better treatment adherence and healthier behavior with an intervention that targeted previously identified barriers to care.
ESC 2019 Prof. François Mach was co-chair of the Task Force that composed the new ESC/EAS Dyslipidaemia Guidelines. He lists some of the changes compared to the previous version and explains why he supports the changes.
ESC 2019 The first data in the FH Studies Collaboration registry show that among 42,000 adults with heterozygous FH, about half of patients received a statin and the majority was not at LDL-c goal.
ESC 2019 Using genetic scores to assess lifelong exposure to LDL-c and SBP levels, suggests that relatively small differences in this exposure associated large proportional risk reductions.
ESC 2019 The guidelines emphasize that the absolute LDL-C reduction drives the clinical benefit. Evidence suggests a benefit of treating earlier, which may mean less intensive therapy in the longer-term.
Observational population-based study suggests that continuing statin therapy after the age of 75 years may reduce CV risk in persons taking the medication for primary prevention.
EuroPrevent 2019 Prof. Hobbs emphasizes the relevance of targeting CVD prevention in diabetic patients and discusses how we can modify CVD risk factors in these patients.
EAS 2019 Professor Nordestgaard notes that the importance of remnant cholesterol is increasingly recognized, as it is causally related to risk of ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction and all-cause mortality.
Based on a large Dutch primary care database, lipid-lowering treatment declined with increasing age in subjects aged ≥70 years, with higher prescription in frail vs. non-frail older adults regardless of CVD at baseline.