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SPRINT: Lower Blood Pressure Target May Reduce Mortality, Cardiovascular Events

SPRINT: Lower Blood Pressure Target May Reduce Mortality, Cardiovascular Events

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Results from the SPRINT trial suggest that a systolic blood pressure target of 120 mm Hg instead of 140 mm Hg may prevent CV events.

MI-GENES: Genetic Risk Information May Motivate Patients to Lower LDL Cholesterol

MI-GENES: Genetic Risk Information May Motivate Patients to Lower LDL Cholesterol

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Disclosing genetic risk information resulted in lower LDL cholesterol levels in patients at risk for coronary heart disease.

Fewer Adults Achieving Ideal Cardiovascular Health

Fewer Adults Achieving Ideal Cardiovascular Health

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A decrease was noted in the number of people who score highly on 7 metrics of cardiovascular health defined by the AHA.

Energy Drinks May Spike Blood Pressure, Norepinephrine Levels

Energy Drinks May Spike Blood Pressure, Norepinephrine Levels

Physicians may need to ask young adults about energy drink intake in emergency settings.

Many Hispanic Patients Undertreated for High Cholesterol

Many Hispanic Patients Undertreated for High Cholesterol

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Only one-third to one-half of eligible Hispanic patients studied are taking statins or other lipid-lowering therapies.

Gender Disparities Exist in Cardiovascular Care

Gender Disparities Exist in Cardiovascular Care

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Mortality rate is higher among women with heart disease after discharge from the hospital.

Even Young Obese Children Have Evidence of Heart Disease

Even Young Obese Children Have Evidence of Heart Disease

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Obese children as young as age 8 years have signs of heart disease and heart muscle abnormalities.

Peer Group Intervention May Thwart Cardiovascular Disease

Peer Group Intervention May Thwart Cardiovascular Disease

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Results from the Fifty-Fifty trial demonstrated the success of peer support in reducing cardiovascular risk factors.

Many Women Unaware of Their Risk for CVD

Many Women Unaware of Their Risk for CVD

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Many women in the United States do not feel personally connected to the risk of heart disease.

3D Printing May Lead to Personalized Pills

3D Printing May Lead to Personalized Pills

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Personalized medications based on a patient's medical and biological profiles may be possible with 3D printing.

Short Bursts of High-Intensity Exercise More Beneficial in Type 2 Diabetes

Short Bursts of High-Intensity Exercise More Beneficial in Type 2 Diabetes

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Patients with diabetes benefit more from short bouts of high-intensity exercise than sustained exercise.

Light Activity May Lower Blood Pressure in Type 2 Diabetes

Light Activity May Lower Blood Pressure in Type 2 Diabetes

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Even light activity may have metabolic benefits for patients with type 2 diabetes.

Liraglutide Did Not Improve Clinical Stability in High-Risk Heart Failure

Liraglutide Did Not Improve Clinical Stability in High-Risk Heart Failure

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Liraglutide failed to improve clinical stability in patients with advanced HF and reduced LVEF.

Eating Homemade Meals Reduced Risk for Type 2 Diabetes, Weight Gain

Eating Homemade Meals Reduced Risk for Type 2 Diabetes, Weight Gain

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A recent study examined the relationship between eating homemade meals and the risk of diabetes.

EMPA-REG: Empagliflozin Cut Heart Failure Hospitalizations, CV Death in High-Risk Diabetes Patients

EMPA-REG: Empagliflozin Cut Heart Failure Hospitalizations, CV Death in High-Risk Diabetes Patients

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Results showed a consistent benefit in both patients with and those without heart failure.

Mobile Health Intervention Yielded Significant Improvements in Diet, Exercise

Mobile Health Intervention Yielded Significant Improvements in Diet, Exercise

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Smartphone technology may help patients eat more fruits and vegetables as well as increase physical activity.

Commuting by Public Transportation May Improve Metabolic Health

Commuting by Public Transportation May Improve Metabolic Health

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Taking the bus or train to work may reduce the risk for heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

Living in Walking-Friendly Neighborhoods May Reduce Hypertension Risk

Living in Walking-Friendly Neighborhoods May Reduce Hypertension Risk

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Moving to a neighborhood that encourages walking could lower risk for incident hypertension.

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