Glucose-lowering drugs may raise heart failure risk in diabetes
Type 2 diabetes patients who were treated with new or more intensive glucose-lowering medications or strategies had a 14% increased risk of experiencing heart failure, Canadian researchers found. The risk of heart failure rose by 7% for every kilo of weight gain resulting from the use of glucose-lowering drugs. The findings were presented at an American College of Cardiology meeting and published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. Medical News Today
Early habits influence heart health in adulthood
Approximately 90% of nearly 9,000 children had healthy blood pressure levels, but less than 1% were eating a healthy diet and 40% had poor cholesterol levels, according to a study based on the 2003-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Although children started with good BP levels, poor diet can trigger greater body mass index and cholesterol levels, lead researcher Donald Lloyd-Jones said. The findings appear in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. HealthDay News
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