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Sanofi's Acomplia (rimonabant) Weight Loss Drug Gets EU Approval
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
The European Commission has approved 20-mg tablets of rimonabant for use as an adjunct to diet and exercise in the treatment of obese or overweight patients with associated cardiometabolic risk factors such as type 2 diabetes or dyslipidemia.

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.

AHA Dietary and Lifestyle Recommendations Revised June, 2006
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
The 2006 AHA diet and lifestyle recommendations include guidelines for a healthy diet; healthy weight; cholesterol, BP, and fasting blood sugar control; use of supplements; physical activity; and avoidance of tobacco.

Children With Type 1 Diabetes Often Experience Depressive Symptoms
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
Depressive symptoms are common among children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, according to researchers, who found evidence of depressive symptoms in 15% of the young diabetics in their study.

High Blood Sugar Deadly After Heart Attack
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2006
Death was 15 times more likely in patients with hyperglycemia, with just one milligram per declliter above normal.

New Agent Reduces Risk of Diabetic Retinopathy
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2006
A protein kinase C-beta inhibitor reduced the risk of sustained vision loss and progression of diabetic macular edema in two phase III trials, researchers announced.



Cognitive Function Preserved with Tight Glucose Control
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2006
Researchers reported that concerns that hypoglycemia from tight glucose control could lead to impaired cognitive function can be laid to rest.

Diet of Adolescents With and Without Diabetes
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2006
Adolescents with type 1 diabetes consume fewer calories from carbohydrates but more calories from fat than adolescents without diabetes and exceed the recommended levels of fat intake, which increases the risk for cardiovascular disease.

Pregestational Diabetes Linked to Higher Rates of Perinatal Death and Anomalies
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2006
The offspring of women with pregestational diabetes, either type 1 or type 2, are at a three-fold increased risk for perinatal mortality, and a two-fold increased risk for congenital anomalies, compared with the general population.

Many Doctors Aren't Treating Diabetes Aggressively Enough
Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006
FOUR studies find that this is true for patients with high blood pressure, and elevated blood sugar.

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