World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease

EndocrineWeb shares exclusive Interviews with experts who presented the results of their research at the 2017 World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease.

Shortness of Breath May Be a Problem of Blood Volume, Not Body Weight

Have you ever experienced shortness of breath? While the typical rationale as to why a person begins to breathe very hard while climbing stairs or even walking from the parking lot, has been to blame it on being overweight, Robert Chilton, DO, offers a different explanation.

At the World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease in Los Angeles, Dr. Chilton, who is an interventional cardiologist and associate professor of cardiology at the Universty of Texas Health Sciences Center, in Houston,  proposed that for many people with diabetes, feeling short of breath may result from too much volume in the heart.

The great news is that shortness of breath resulting from blood volume, rather than body weight, can be treated easily with medications. The first step is to mention this symptom to your doctor since medications can vastly improve how you feel. You'll be so relieved at how quickly the proper treatment will help.

Here is Dr. Chilton explaining this new explanation for the likely cause of your shortness of breath.

Omega 3 May Help Reduce Your Cholesterol

In a study of women with type 2 diabetes who also have high triglycerides, Megan Montgomery, PhD, a medical science liaison with Amarin Pharma, Inc, reported that women who received a highly purified supplement of omega 3, EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), experienced a significant reduction their triglyceride levels, which lowered their risk of cardiovascular disease.

At the World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease, Dr. Montgomery shared these findings as part of an oral presentation and then summarized these exciting results for EndocrineWeb. Women who were taking a statin to reduce their blood cholesterol, but who still had persistently high triglycerides received 4 grams of this EPA supplement. 

Here Dr. Montgomery shares with you the most important results of this study:

Getting enough omega 3 fatty acids is a good idea for anyone concerned about reducing their risks of heart disease. The best dietary sources of EPA are fatty fish, including salmon, arctic char, Pacific cod, herring, white fish, and trout.

To learn more about the new research presented at the World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease read about: Does the Severity of Your Diabetes Impact Related Health Complications

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