AHA 2016

Cesarean Delivery May Raise Obesity Risk in Children

Cesarean Delivery May Raise Obesity Risk in Children

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Children born by Cesarean section may be more likely to develop obesity later in life.

ORION-1: PCSK9 Synthesis Inhibitor May Reduce LDL Cholesterol in High-Risk Patients

ORION-1: PCSK9 Synthesis Inhibitor May Reduce LDL Cholesterol in High-Risk Patients

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A mean 51% reduction in LDL cholesterol was seen in the group assigned to the 300 mg dose of inclisiran.

Physically Fit Adults Less Likely to Develop Statin-Induced Diabetes

Physically Fit Adults Less Likely to Develop Statin-Induced Diabetes

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Veterans undergoing statin therapy had an increased risk of developing diabetes over a 10-year period; however, physical fitness was associated with a decreased risk of developing the condition.

Is High Sodium Consumption Genetic?

Is High Sodium Consumption Genetic?

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Individuals with 1 or 2 dominant G alleles of rs713598 in the TAS2R38 gene were 1.9 times more likely to consume sodium >2.3 g/d.

Alcohol Intake Linked to Slow Decline of HDL Cholesterol

Alcohol Intake Linked to Slow Decline of HDL Cholesterol

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An analysis of more than 80,000 Chinese participants found that all alcohol consumption slowed the decline of HDL cholesterol in the body.

Childhood Adversity Associated With Poor Blood Pressure Regulation

Childhood Adversity Associated With Poor Blood Pressure Regulation

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A history of childhood adversity was associated with blood pressure dysfunction from childhood into adulthood.

Yo-Yo Dieting Hikes Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death, CHD Mortality in Women

Yo-Yo Dieting Hikes Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death, CHD Mortality in Women

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Postmenopausal women whose weight fluctuated due to dieting had a significantly higher risk for death from sudden cardiac death and coronary heart disease.

HOPE-3: Antihypertensives, Statins Do Not Prevent Cognitive Decline

HOPE-3: Antihypertensives, Statins Do Not Prevent Cognitive Decline

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Antihypertensive drugs and rosuvastatin did not prevent or worsen cognitive decline in those at intermediate risk for CVD.

Bariatric Surgery Decreased Heart Failure Risk

Bariatric Surgery Decreased Heart Failure Risk

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Bariatric surgery was associated with a significant reduction in risk of heart failure among obese patients.

Multifaceted Campaign Tied to Drop in Sugary Drink Sales

Multifaceted Campaign Tied to Drop in Sugary Drink Sales

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A multifaceted campaign that included policy change and community outreach led to a decrease in sales of sugary drinks.

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