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New Drug Slows Diabetic Nerve Damage
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
The drug, epalrestat, delays the progression of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, as the condition is called, and ameliorates its symptoms.

Pres. Bush Veto’s Bill To Further Embryonic Stem-Cell Research
Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006
Speaking in Washington, President Bush declared that the proposed law would have supported ' the taking of innocent human life in the hope of finding medical benefits for others and it crosses a real moral boundary that our society needs to respect.'

Atorvastatin Lowers Cholesterol, But Does Not Prevent Cardiac Events in Diabetic
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Although atorvastatin therapy led to a significant reduction in mean LDL cholesterol level in patients with type 2 diabetes, there was no significant difference from placebo in cardiac events, such as cardiovascular death and myocardial infarction (MI).

Acetaminophen Study Sparks Concern Over 4 Gram Dosage
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006
New research shows signs of liver damage, but even the co-authors differ about what their findings mean for regular users.

Exenatide Reduces Insulin Use in Type 2 Diabetics
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
Exenatide therapy results in weight loss and a substantial decrease in insulin doses in some of the most difficult-to-manage patients with type 2 diabetes.

Investigational Drug Produces Significant Weight Loss for Obese
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
Investigators reported that — Lorcaserin, an investigational drug for the treatment of obesity, produced weight losses between four and 7.9 pounds (1.8 to 3.6 kg) in a 12-week phase IIb dose-ranging study.

Report: Gardenia Fruit Compound Starting Point For Diabetes Therapy
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
A Gardenia fruit extract traditionally used in Chinese medicine to treat the symptoms of type 2 diabetes does indeed contain a chemical that reverses some of the pancreatic dysfunctions that underlie the disease, researchers report in the June 7, 2006, Cell Metabolism. The chemical therefore represents a useful starting point for new diabetes therapies, they said.

LDL Cholesterol Below Recommended Levels Is Better
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
Lowering LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels substantially below currently recommended levels significantly reduces the chances that people with diabetes and heart disease will suffer a stroke or heart attack, researchers report.

Statins Prevent Cataracts, Also?
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
People taking statins to lower their cholesterol may reap another reward. A new study shows the drugs may also reduce the risk for the most common type of cataract by 60%.

New Test for Insulin Resistance
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2006
Lowering blood levels of a protein found in higher quantities among those with insulin resistance might cut the risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests. Raised levels of the protein in the blood may provide an early warning sign of the development of type 2 diabetes.

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