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Bariatric Surgery Improves Survival in Obese Patients
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2007
Bariatric surgery in obese patients is linked to a reduction in overall mortality, according to the results of a prospective, controlled cohort study.

Use of Insulin Pen Can Save $17,000 in Health Care Costs
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2007
Diabetics who need to switch from oral medications to insulin could reduce their annual healthcare costs up to $17,000 by using an insulin pen instead of a syringe to deliver their daily dose of medication.
A new study found that using an insulin pen may result in fewer trips to the emergency department and to the doctor's office, resulting in substantial savings to diabetics and their insurers.

Even Low Levels of Exercise Have Major Health Benefits
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2007
New study shows that even weekly exercise below recommended levels has major health benefits. Just 30 minutes of walking three days a week has an impact.

Vitamin E's Lack of Heart Benefit Linked to Dosage
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2007
The reported failure of vitamin E to prevent heart attacks may be due to underdosing, according to a new study by investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Diabetes Management Within Budgets Work
Posted: Friday, August 31, 2007
A disease management program for patients with diabetes mellitus is associated with improved quality of care within existing budgets.

Antioxidant Vitamins Don't Provide CardioVascular Protection
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
Taking vitamin C, vitamin E, or beta-carotene supplements had no apparent effect on the long-term risk of major cardiovascular events, including stroke or death, in a trial that randomized thousands of women considered at high cardiovascular (CV) risk and followed them for an average of about nine years.

Vitamin K Helps in Regulating Insulin Activity in Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
The vitamin K dependant protein osteocalcin may have a positive effect on reducing obesity and diabetes, suggests a new study.

ACE Inhibitors May Slow Mental Decline, Early Data Show
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors that cross the blood-brain barrier slow mental decline by about 50% relative to the decline seen in patients on other antihypertensives, according to an observational study of 1,074 hypertensive subjects followed for a median of 6 years.

Maternal Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia Increases Risk to Fetus
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
Researchers call for re-evaluation of gestational diabetes diagnosis and treatment criteria.

New Insulin Sensitizer (CRx-401) Improves Control Without Weight Gain
Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2007
CombinatoRx, Incorporated announced that it has dosed the first patient in a Phase 2a proof of concept clinical trial in Type 2 diabetes with CRx-401, a novel insulin sensitizer designed to provide anti-diabetic activity without promoting weight gain.

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