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Body fat and mortality risk; cardiovascular risks in osteoporosis


September 07, 2022

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According to a recent study, higher body fat in adults was associated with a higher risk for all-cause mortality.

Researchers found that for every 10% increment in body fat, all-cause mortality risk increased by 11%. It was the top story in endocrinology last week.

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Another top story was on a study that found older adults with an incident fracture had a higher incidence rate for major adverse cardiovascular events than incident bisphosphonate users and those diagnosed with osteoporosis.

Read these and more top stories in endocrinology below:

Higher body fat percentage confers higher mortality risk

Higher body fat, whether determined by percentage, fat mass, fat mass index or visceral adipose tissue, was associated with higher risk for mortality among adults, according to study data. Read more.

CVD and fracture risk factors may predict CV risk for older adults with osteoporosis

Prediction models incorporating both cardiovascular disease and fracture risk factors may be able to predict the risk for major adverse cardiovascular events in adults with osteoporosis, according to study data. Read more.

Vegetarian women at increased risk for hip fracture

In a large cohort of women, those who were vegetarians demonstrated an elevated risk for hip fracture compared with their meat-eating counterparts, according to recent research. Read more.

Type 2 diabetes, sleep disorders linked to increased risk for depression

Adults with type 2 diabetes or a sleep disorder have an increased risk for depression compared with those with neither condition, according to data published in the Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications. Read more.

High DHEAS levels linked to more advanced pubertal development in girls, but not boys

Girls with higher dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate levels at age 7 years are more likely to have more advanced pubertal development at age 10 and 13 years than those with lower levels, according to study findings. Read more.

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