Posts Tagged ‘cardiovascular disease’

Coffee Drinkers Live Longer

November 17, 2015 — Coffee is a great case study for the rehabilitation of a formerly “unhealthy” beverage. A new study published in Circulation adds to the momentum for discarding an increasingly dated concern about the health effects of drinking coffee. In this large observational study, coffee drinkers live longer due to reduced risk of death due to heart […]

More Questions Than Answers About the Obesity Paradox

October 2, 2015 — A new study published this week in Obesity raises more questions than it answers about the obesity paradox. This paradox had been seen in many studies: people with cardiovascular disease who have excess weight sometimes live longer than people with weight in the normal BMI range. In this new study, Andrew Stokes and Samuel Preston […]

Neglecting Obesity and Cleaning Up Later

April 24, 2014 — This week brings great news about accomplishments in cleaning up the mess created by neglecting obesity. Two studies show that all the money we’re spending on treating diabetes and cardiovascular disease is paying off. Complication rates are dropping and fewer patients go untreated. Meanwhile, a third study shows that three quarters of primary care physicians […]