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Risk of Poor Outcomes From Bariatric Surgery Greater in Elderly
Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2006
For patients aged 65 years and older, adverse event rates exceeded 20%, and in-house mortality was 3.2%.

Diabetes in Middle Age = More Problems
Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2006
Delaying diabetes until old age reduces late-life complications.

Postchallenge Glucose Rises with Age Even When Glucose Tolerance is Normal
Posted: Thursday, November 02, 2006
One-hour OGTT glucose concentrations rise significantly with age even in subjects with NGT.

Mid-Life Metabolic Syndrome Increases Heart Failure Risk at Older Age
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006
The presence of metabolic syndrome in middle-aged men is associated with an increased risk for heart failure after 20 years.

Role of Blood Glucose Self-Monitoring in Medicare Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is questioning whether or not Patients with Type 2 Diabetes benefit from self-monitoring of their blood glucose and should they pay for monitor and strips.

Physical Activity Reduces Mortality in Older Adults
Posted: Thursday, September 07, 2006
New research suggests that "free-living" activity has a beneficial effect that reduces the risk of mortality among older adults who are generally healthy.

Cholesterol Absorption More Predictive Than Total Count in Elderly
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2006
Despite frequent abnormalities in glucose metabolism, elderly patients with low cholesterol absorption appear to have a survival advantage.

Major Cognitive Decline of 19 Years Linked to High Fat, High Copper Diet
Posted: Wednesday, August 23, 2006
A diet high in saturated and trans fats, coupled with a high intake of copper may be associated with a significantly accelerated rate of cognitive decline in older adults, a new study suggests.

Prandin Offers Advantages in Elderly Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Fifty-one percent risk reduction for hypoglycemia over glyburide in elderly patients with type 2 or non-insulin dependent diabetes, treatment with the short-acting drug repaglinide (Prandin/NovoNorm).

Chocolate Helps Aging Blood Vessels
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2006
Flavonol-Rich cocoa improves blood vessel function.

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