Internal Medicine


USPSTF Issues Cautious Recommendations on Nutritional Supplement Use for Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

June 21, 2022

On June 21, the USPSTF released a new recommendation statement related to use of vitamin, mineral, or multivitamin supplements for the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular disease in adult patients, which replace the organization's 2014 recommendations on the subject.

Cardiovascular Risks in Childhood Cancer Survivors Often Overlooked, Undertreated

June 14, 2022

Using data from a large study of childhood cancer survivors and NHANES, investigators provide insight into the undertreatment and underdiagnosis of cardiovascular risk factors among survivors of childhood cancer compared to the general US population.

Forgoing Vaccination Could Increase Mortality Risk in Heart Failure Patients

June 13, 2022

A retrospective cohort study of patients from the Mount Sinai Health System EHR suggests patients with heart failure who received a COVID-19 vaccination saw their risk of mortality decreased by more than 60% compared to unvaccinated individuals.

Finding "Sweet Spot" for Omega-3 Fatty Acid Consumption Could Help Lower Blood Pressure

June 01, 2022

A systematic review and meta-analysis of more than 70 RCTs details a J-shape dose-response relationship between omega-3 fatty acid consumption and blood pressure, with 2-3 grams per day considered the optimal dose for blood pressure lowering.