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Actos® Falls Short of Promise
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
At a time when another TZD, rosiglitizone is showing promise in preventing diabetes, this new review calls into the question the health benefits versus risks of Actos®, an oral medicine widely prescribed for diabetes throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Being Obese Lowers Your Intelligence!
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
If French scientists are to be believed being obese is linked to a decline in a person's cognitive function.

Psoriasis Associated With Increased Risk For Heart Attack
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006
Many people with diabetes also have psoriasis, which increases their risk even more then the 3 times greater risk for heart attacks then those without diabetes.

Diabetes Drugs Could Stop Deadly Sepsis
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006
A new class of diabetes drugs appears to hold promise against sepsis, a severe and often fatal reaction of the immune system to infection.

Metformin Use Increases Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006
Results indicate an increased risk of vitamin B12 deficiency associated with current dose and duration of metformin.

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.

High BMI Tied to Poor Cognitive Function in Middle-Aged Adults
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006
Middle-aged adults with a high body mass index (BMI) received lower scores on cognitive tests than middle-aged adults with low BMI, according to a study published in Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Dental Infection Linked to Diabetes During Pregnancy
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006
Nearly one out of two women with gestational diabetes also have periodontal disease.

Beta-Blocker Drugs Found To Promote Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006
New UK research indicates that taking beta-blocker drugs to treat high blood pressure can increase the risk of developing diabetes by 50 percent, compared to newer drugs.

Diabetes, Not Obesity, Increases Critical Illness and Death Risk
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006
Diabetes is a strong predictor of acute organ failure and early death for obese or non-obese patients alike, eclipsing even obesity without diabetes, according to researchers.

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