Obesity

Current BMI predicts future BMI better than polygenic risk score

1 month ago   |   By Healio

Using a polygenic risk score to project BMI progression into middle age may yield inferior results compared with using BMI earlier in life, according to findings published in JAMA Cardiology.
“The prevention of obesity is of major importance in modern medical care,” Ravi V. Shah, MD, assistant professor of medicine in the cardiology division of the department of medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, told Healio. “Understanding what influences weight gain is important so we can work to better treat obesity and its complications.”
Shah, Venkatesh L. Murthy,
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Oral anticoagulants may be harmful in patients with AF on dialysis

1 month ago   |   By Healio

Among patients with atrial fibrillation on long-term dialysis, oral anticoagulants were not associated with decreased risk for thromboembolism and some of them elevated risk for bleeding, according to a meta-analysis.
In this population, warfarin, dabigatran and rivaroxaban were associated with greater bleeding risk compared with apixaban and no anticoagulant.
According to the meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, apixaban and warfarin were not associated with
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Using marijuana may put the lives of millions of heart patients at risk

Using marijuana may put the lives of millions of heart patients at risk

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

More than two million Americans with heart disease are using or have used marijuana - and it could put them at risk of dangerously bleeding or liver damage, a Brigham and Women's study warns.
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Novel score may predict CV event risk similarly to ASCVD risk score

1 month ago   |   By Healio

A novel score to predict 10-year risk for incident CV events using patient-reported information was comparable to the atherosclerotic CVD risk score, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
“It's going to have to be accepted that the predictive value is the same as the one endorsed by the American Heart Association because some people say this is sort of a toy,” Arch G. Mainous III, PhD, chair of the department of health services research, management and policy and Florida Blue Endowed Professor of Health Administration at the
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