This week: Cardiovascular Disease and Population Health
Fahad and Amol want you to:
1. Understand that high quality evidence now demonstrates that obesity does not confer a survival benefit in Type 2 Diabetes, and patients should aim to achieve a normal body weight.
2. Recognize that the new cholesterol guidelines move away from specific lipid targets and recommend statin therapy for an increased number of adult patients.
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Deirdre K. Tobias et al. Body-Mass Index and Mortality among Adults with Incident Type 2 Diabetes. N Engl J Med 2014; 370:233-244
Michael J. Pencina et al. Application of New Cholesterol Guidelines to a Population-Based Sample. N Engl J Med 2014; 370:1422-1431
Additional articles mentioned:
Mercedes R. Carnethon et al. Association of Weight Status With Mortality in Adults With Incident Diabetes. JAMA. 2012;308(6):581-590.
Ed Silverman. The New Cholesterol Guidelines and Conflicts of Interest. Forbes.com, Nov 20, 2013.
India’s Particulate Problem, Michael Greenstone and Rohini Pande, New York Times, February 9, 2014.
A Day In The Life Of A Patient: Why Can’t We Do Better, Harlan Krumholz, Forbes.com, September 19, 2013.
Reducing the Trauma of Hospitalization, Allan S. Detsky and Harlan Krumholz, JAMA, May 1, 2014.