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07-03-2017 | Public health | Highlight | Article

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Diet associated with ‘substantial proportion’ of cardiometabolic deaths

Research published in JAMA suggests that suboptimal intake of specific dietary factors is associated with almost half of deaths from heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes in the USA.

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JAMA 2017; 317: 908–909, 912–924

18-09-2017 | Rheumatology | News | Article

RA disease activity and severity play ‘important role’ in reducing CVD risk

Targeting factors such as inflammation and disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis could help reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease, study findings suggest.

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Ann Rheum Dis 2017; Advance online publication

30-08-2017 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Ibuprofen associated with elevated blood pressure in patients with arthritis

Patients with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis who take ibuprofen are more likely to experience an increase in systolic blood pressure than those taking celecoxib, results of the PRECISION-ABPM study suggest.

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ESC 2017; Barcelona, Spain
Eur Heart J 2017; Advance online publication

28-07-2017 | Oncology | News | Article

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Statin eligibility points to increased cancer risk

Individuals eligible for statins according to the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association guidelines have a significantly increased risk for developing or dying of cancer compared with noneligible individuals, US researchers report.

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J Clin Oncol 2017; Advance online publication

19-04-2017 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Celecoxib linked to reduced GI bleeding risk in patients with arthritis, cardiothrombotic disease

Results of the CONCERN trial suggest that celecoxib is associated with a lower risk for recurrent upper gastrointestinal bleeding than naproxen among patients with arthritis and cardiothrombotic diseases treated concomitantly with aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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Lancet 2017; Advance online publication

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