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Higher body mass index is likely to cause worse cardiovascular health in youth

In Teens, Young Adults, High BMI May Hurt Cardiovascular Health

Using combo of methodologies suggests higher BMI may increase BP, left ventricular mass index in youth
Bariatric surgery is tied to lower overall incidence of microvascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

Bariatric Surgery Lowers Microvascular Disease Risk

Findings based on large study of patients with type 2 diabetes
The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates has adopted a policy on augmented intelligence

AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence

Will promote development of high-quality AI that is transparent, aims to address bias, safeguards privacy
While many dietary patterns

Review Addresses Nutritional Hype for Popular Foods

Legumes, coffee, tea tied to cardiovascular benefits; added sugars, energy drinks linked to harmful effects
For adults aged 60 to 64 years

Cardiac Profiles Up With Exercise, Less Sitting in Early Old Age

Greater light, moderate-to-vigorous intensity activity tied to more favorable profile in adults age 60 to 64
Among adolescent soccer players in the United Kingdom

Teen Sudden Cardiac Death Causes Often Not ID’d on Screens

Most sudden cardiac deaths of teen soccer players due to cardiomyopathies not identified on screening
Bundling of payments for five common medical conditions is not associated with changes in Medicare payments per episode or health outcomes

Bundling Doesn’t Cut Medicare Payments for Medical Conditions

No changes in clinical complexity, length of stay, emergency visits, readmission, or mortality
Both overweight and normal-weight children who were born as extreme preterm infants are at risk for high blood pressure and hypertension

High BP Seen at School Age for Extreme Preterm Infants

Increased risk of high BP, hypertension seen among both overweight and normal-weight 6- to 7-year-olds
Greater adherence to an overall healthy lifestyle is associated with a substantially lower risk of cardiovascular disease incidence and mortality among adults with type 2 diabetes

Healthy Lifestyle With Diabetes Cuts Cardiovascular Risk

Benefit seen for adoption of healthy lifestyle even after T2DM diagnosis made
The American Heart Association is concerned about the impact screen time is having on sedentary behavior in children and teens

American Heart Association Urges Screen Time Limits for Youth

Increasing screen trends may have negative cardiometabolic impact; panel calls for more research