Reprint of Blood Sugar Regulation for Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: JACC Health Promotion Series

Peter E.H. Schwarz, Patrick Timpel, Lorenz Harst, Colin J. Greaves, Mohammed K. Ali, Jeffrey Lambert, Mary Beth Weber, Mohamad M. Almedawar, Henning Morawietz

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Abstract

The primary objective of this study was to analyze the most up-to-date evidence regarding whether and how blood sugar regulation influences cardiovascular health promotion and disease prevention by carrying out an umbrella review. Three separate, systematic literature searches identified 2,343 papers in total. Overall, 44 studies were included for data extraction and analysis. The included systematic reviews and meta-analyses published between January 1, 2016, and December 31, 2017, were of good to very good quality (median Overview Quality Assessment Questionnaire score = 17). Identified evidence suggests that cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention services should consider regulation of blood glucose as a key target for intervention. Furthermore, the recommendations for effective intervention and service development/training described here for prevention of CVD should be adopted into evidence-based practice guidelines. Multidisciplinary teams should be formed to deliver multicomponent interventions in community-based settings. There may be substantial opportunities for integrating CVD and diabetes prevention services.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3071-3086
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume72
Issue number23, Part B
Early online date3 Dec 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2018

Keywords

  • blood glucose
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diet
  • exercise
  • health behavior
  • umbrella review
  • weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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