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Amish Gene Discovery Could Help in Hunt for Novel Diabetes DrugsAmish Gene Discovery Could Help in Hunt for Novel Diabetes Drugs

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:39:17 EST

US researchers have demonstrated that a rare gene mutation affecting some members of an isolated order of Amish in Indiana appears to extend their lives via effects on a variety of metabolic factors.
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Old Habits Die Hard: Newer Diabetes Drugs Slow to be Adopted Old Habits Die Hard: Newer Diabetes Drugs Slow to be Adopted

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:41:56 EST

In an analysis to the end of 2016, sulfonylureas remained the most frequently prescribed second-line drug for type 2 diabetes and were often started at higher-than-recommended HbA1c levels.
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CV Deaths in Younger Women Rise During Year After Stopping HT CV Deaths in Younger Women Rise During Year After Stopping HT

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:56:13 EST

Women younger than 60 years had a higher risk for cardiac and stroke death during the first year after stopping hormone therapy compared with those not taking HT and those continuing HT, a study found.
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Diabetes Linked to All-Cause and Sudden Death in the Young Diabetes Linked to All-Cause and Sudden Death in the Young

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:42:00 EST

Over a 10-year period, all-cause death and sudden cardiac death was disproportionately higher among people with diabetes aged 1 to 49 years than those without diabetes, a study from Denmark shows.
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Adequate Vitamin D Tied to Higher Live Birth Rate After ARTAdequate Vitamin D Tied to Higher Live Birth Rate After ART

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:10:05 EST

Among women undergoing assisted reproduction treatment, those with adequate vitamin D levels were a third more likely to deliver a live baby than those with deficient or insufficient levels, a study found.
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Turning Point? Decline in Soda Consumption in US Isn't UniformTurning Point? Decline in Soda Consumption in US Isn't Uniform

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:54:14 EST

Overall, consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is down in children and adults across the US according to the latest estimates, but intake levels remain high among adolescents and certain ethnic groups.
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New US Data Show Positive Trends on HbA1c Awareness in Diabetes New US Data Show Positive Trends on HbA1c Awareness in Diabetes

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:02:10 EST

Median HbA1c levels haven't changed since 2007, US patient surveys show, but those with diabetes are more aware of testing, their results, and targets.
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High Thyroid-Hormone Levels Linked to Increased CVD MortalityHigh Thyroid-Hormone Levels Linked to Increased CVD Mortality

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:14:46 EST

High and high-normal levels of the thyroid hormone free thyroxine were associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular morbidity and mortality among older individuals, independent of risk factors.
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Heterogeneous Hispanics: Tailor Care for Latino DiabetesHeterogeneous Hispanics: Tailor Care for Latino Diabetes

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:56:05 EST

The terms 'Hispanic' and 'Latino' cover so many cultures and countries that preventing and treating type 2 diabetes in these populations will require a more customized approach, experts say.
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Antiobesity Drug Prescribing Rates Low and StagnantAntiobesity Drug Prescribing Rates Low and Stagnant

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:11:29 EST

Most eligible patients with obesity aren't receiving medication despite interest and increasing reimbursement. Of interest, primary-care practitioners are most likely to prescribe these agents.
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