Obesity is not going away, and in fact recent data (not nationally representative) show even larger gains in children’s weight during the COVID-19 shutdown and during times of restricted nutrition and activities.
The present study suggests that lifestyle factors and thiazide-like diuretics and mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists are underutilized among Black adults with apparent treatment-resistant hypertension.
It is important for people to be aware, especially if they have a history of heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular disease, or diabetes, along with elevated triglyceride levels that despite statins and other evidence-based therapies, that the likelihood of suffering future cardiovascular events remains significant.
According to the US Census Bureau, by 2030, one fifth of the population will be over the age of 65. With care for the elderly already strained, more small businesses offering in-home support for older patients are needed.
Clinicians and other health care providers should encourage patients to reduce their sitting time, total daily sitting time and uninterrupted bouts of sitting, in addition to encouraging physical activity.
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