Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Glucose Screening for Overweight and Obese adults

October 27th, 2015 No comments »

The US Preventative Services Task Force has recommended at all adults, age 40-70, who are overweight or obese be screened for abnormal glucose levels. The Task Force recommended behavioral counseling for adults with high glucose levels. For full information, see the USPSTF site here.

 

Lipid Levels Drop for US Adults

October 16th, 2012 No comments »

Serum total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) contribute to atherosclerosis and its effects on heart health. An update on these lipid levels among American adults has just been published in JAMA. The paper by Margaret D Carroll and colleagues found that mean total cholesterol declined from 206 in 1988-1994 to 129. Mean HDL-C increased. Mean serum triglyceride levels increased from 118 in 1988-1994 to 123 in 1999-2002 and decreased to 110 in 2007-2010. The prevalence of lipid-lowering medication use increased from 3.4% in 1988-1994 to 15.5% in 2007-2010. Among adults not receiving lipid-lowering medications, trends in lipids were similar to those reported for adults overall. Among obese adults, mean TC, non–HDL-C, LDL-C, and mean triglycerides declined between 1988 and 2010. JAMA: Trends in Lipids and Lipoproteins in US Adults, 1988-2010

 

Prevention of Obesity

September 26th, 2009 No comments »

Everybody wants to prevent obesity and there is ample reason to do so. Unfortunately, studies on ways in which to prevent obesity, especially in children are disappointing. MD

Prevention in Adults

A systematic review of interventions aimed at the …[Public Health Nutr. 2009] – PubMed Result

A systematic review of the evidence regarding effi…[Obes Rev. 2008] – PubMed Result

Systematic prevention of overweight and obesity in…[Obes Rev. 2009] – PubMed Result

Prevention in Adolescents

Reducing obesity and related chronic disease risk …[Obes Rev. 2006] – PubMed Result

Prevention in Children

Interventions for preventing obesity in children. [Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005] – PubMed Result

Recommended community strategies to prevent obesity Recommended community strategies and measurements …[MMWR Recomm Rep. 2009] – PubMed Result

American Heart Association Scientific Statement on Childhood Obesity, prevention and treatment Overweight in Children and Adolescents: Pathophysiology, Consequences, Prevention, and Treatment — Daniels et al. 111 (15): 1999 — Circulation

The impact of prevention on reducing the burden of…[Circulation. 2008] – PubMed Result

Preventing cardiovascular disease in the 21st cent…[Am J Cardiovasc Drugs. 2006] – PubMed Result