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Metabolic Syndrome and Skin Disorders: Association Is More Than Skin Deep

Metabolic Syndrome and Skin Disorders: Association Is More Than Skin Deep

Knowing that certain characteristics increase the risk for dermatology patients who may have metabolic syndrome will enable clinicians to identify patients who may have specific cardiovascular risks.

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Nonfunctioning Adrenal Incidentaloma Associated With Metabolic Syndrome

Nonfunctioning Adrenal Incidentaloma Associated With Metabolic Syndrome

Investigators sought to determine the frequency of metabolic syndrome in patients with nonfunctioning adrenal incidentalomas.

'Good' Cholesterol May Not Be Good in Postmenopausal Women

'Good' Cholesterol May Not Be Good in Postmenopausal Women

High total HDL cholesterol in postmenopausal women may mask heart disease risk.

High Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio Associated With Increased Risk for Microalbuminuria and Future CVD in Adolescents

High Albumin-to-Creatinine Ratio Associated With Increased Risk for Microalbuminuria and Future CVD in Adolescents

The association between albumin-to-creatinine ratio and risk for diabetic nephropathy and CVD was examined over 2 to 4 years.

The Association Between Skin Diseases and Metabolic Syndrome

The Association Between Skin Diseases and Metabolic Syndrome

Investigators examine the association between various skin conditions and metabolic syndrome.

Second-Line Sulfonylurea Therapy Linked to Cardiovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetes

Second-Line Sulfonylurea Therapy Linked to Cardiovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers assessed whether adding or switching to sulfonylureas is linked to increased risk for myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, hypoglycemia, and all-cause mortality.

CDC: More People With High Cholesterol Taking Medications

CDC: More People With High Cholesterol Taking Medications

There has been a substantial increase in the percentage of patients with high cholesterol over age 60 years taking lipid-lowering medications from 2005 to 2016, but such increases have not been seen among younger patients with high cholesterol.

CVD Risk Independently Predicted by Poor Lifestyle Factors

CVD Risk Independently Predicted by Poor Lifestyle Factors

High BMI, low physical activity levels, and frequent smoking and high genetic risk increased the risk for atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, hypertension, stroke, and diabetes.

Statin Use and Cardiovascular Risk Perception Varies Among Races

Statin Use and Cardiovascular Risk Perception Varies Among Races

African American patients were less likely than white patients to be treated with any statin and at the guideline-recommended intensity.

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Lower in Women With Type 2 Diabetes

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Lower in Women With Type 2 Diabetes

Investigators examined gender differences in baseline characteristics and outcomes in patients with t2d and ASCVD.

Improving Sleep Quality May Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Bipolar Disorder

Improving Sleep Quality May Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Bipolar Disorder

The relationship between circadian rhythm and sleep measures and components of metabolic syndrome in patients with bipolar disorder.

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