In the United States, the number of patients taking antidepressant medications, many of them for extended periods of time, has been increasing steadily in recent years. Data from the National Center for Health Statistics indicates that approximately one-quarter of individuals taking antidepressants has been using them for over a decade, however, there have been few studies evaluating the long-term effects of antidepressant use to date.
Lifestyle interventions are often the first line of treatment for patients with prediabetes and are an essential component of successful weight and blood glucose management for the reduction of cardiometabolic disease risk. Together, the incorporation of regular physical activity and implementation of healthy dietary patterns have been proven to decrease cardiovascular disease risk factors, although the impact of these strategies does not always yield the same results. As evidenced by the latest research published in Diabetes Care, lowering CVD event risk in individuals who are overweight or obese with intensive lifestyle interventions is dependent on certain patient-specific factors. Read more