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Redefining Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Using PREVENTTM
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Redefining Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Using PREVENTTM

The American Heart Association PREVENTTM (Predicting Risk of Cardiovascular Disease EVENTs) risk calculator estimates heart attack, stroke, and heart failure risk. The calculator helps incorporate cardiovascular-kidney-metabolic or CKM syndrome into CVD prevention. CKM syndrome was first defined in an October 2023 presidential advisory and scientific statement. Advertisement The syndrome refers to the strong connections among cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and metabolic disease (Type 2 diabetes and obesity). According to the Association's 2023 Statistical Update,1 in 3 U.S. adults has three or more risk factors that contribute to cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and/or metabolic disorders. As the underlying c...
Ketogenic Diet Helps Treat Polycystic Kidney Disease
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Ketogenic Diet Helps Treat Polycystic Kidney Disease

Professor Dr. Roman-Ulrich Müller and his team at the University Hospital Cologne and the University of Cologne's Aging Research Excellence Cluster CECAD undertook the Keto-ADPKD investigation. Professor Müller's translational nephrology team at CECAD focuses on dietary therapies that improve longevity and illness prevention. One of these dietary regimes, the ketogenic diet, was studied as a therapy for polycystic kidney disease in the KETO-ADPKD research. The article 'Feasibility and impact of ketogenic dietary therapy in polycystic kidney disease: KETO-ADPKD - a randomized controlled trial' has now been published as a cover story in the prestigious magazine 'Cell Reports Medicine'. Müller presented the study's topline findings at the American Society of Nephrology's 'Kidney Week' in No...