Improving prevention strategies for cardiometabolic disease

Sattar, N. , Gill, J. M.R. and Alazawi, W. (2020) Improving prevention strategies for cardiometabolic disease. Nature Medicine, 26(3), pp. 320-325. (doi: 10.1038/s41591-020-0786-7) (PMID:32152584)

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Abstract

There is a growing burden of cardiometabolic disease in many parts of the world. Despite some progress in its prevention, more can be done to tackle risks of its development in the community and in different specialty clinics. Currently, the identification and management of those at elevated risk of developing cardiovascular disease or diabetes or with conditions such as fatty liver disease remains fragmented and is not linked to constructive lifestyle advice. In this Perspective, we argue for a more consistent weight-management approach, alongside a holistic assessment of the risk for developing cardiometabolic diseases, offering patients a range of simple or more-intensive evidence-based lifestyle options in an empathetic manner, with encouragement for repeated attempts and a willingness to embrace failure.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gill, Professor Jason and Sattar, Professor Naveed
Authors: Sattar, N., Gill, J. M.R., and Alazawi, W.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Nature Medicine
Publisher:Nature Research
ISSN:1078-8956
ISSN (Online):1546-170X
Published Online:09 March 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Springer Nature America, Inc.
First Published:First published in Nature Medicine 26(3): 320-325
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
303944BHF Centre of ExcellenceRhian TouyzBritish Heart Foundation (BHF)RE/18/6/34217CAMS - Cardiovascular Science