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Some Medications by Older Adults Increases Risk of Serious Heart Problems, Death
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
Older patients treated with the diabetes medications known as thiazolidinediones (which include rosiglitazone) had a significantly increased risk of heart attack, congestive heart failure and death, compared with the use of other hypoglycemic drugs, according to a study.

FDA Advisors Recommend Against Approving OTC Statin For The Third Time
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
This is the third time that the FDA advisory committee has rejected Merck's proposed otc statin Mevacor application. FDA does not feel that consumers could make an appropriate self-selection decision.

Age at Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Long-Term Outcomes
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007
Patients diagnosed between 0 and 9 years of age were significantly less likely to have had a heart attack then those diagnosed between 10 and 13 years of age.

Calcium Deposits in Arteries: An Indicator of Heart Disease in Women?
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Women typically considered at “low risk” for heart disease and cardiovascular disease events (heart attacks, heart pain, stroke) may actually be at high risk if they exhibit coronary artery calcium (CAC).

Is Fasting Good For A Diabetic’s Heart?
Posted: Friday, December 14, 2007
A recent study suggests that people who adhere to fasting once a month are significantly less likely to suffer from heart disease. Even diabetics might benefit from this lifestyle.

Adults With Conditions that Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk Have High Blood Pressure
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007
Nearly three-fourths of American adults with conditions such as coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes or others that raise their risk for cardiovascular complications also have hypertension (high blood pressure).

Increased Serious Heart Failure Incidence With Pioglitazone
Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007
According to a new report in Diabetes Care, pioglitazone use is associated with an increased incidence of serious heart failure, but still provides clinical benefits, with no evidence that it increases subsequent mortality and morbidity

Vitamin E May Prevent 40% of Heart Attacks in Diabetics
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2007
Vitamin E supplements can significantly reduce the risk of heart attacks and related deaths for diabetics who carry a particular version of a gene, according to researchers in Israel.

Walking 20-30 Minutes Daily Cuts Risk of Strokes and Heart Disease
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2007
New research suggests that people with type 2 diabetes may lower their risk of heart disease by committing to a daily walk, new research suggests.

Rosiglitazone to Stay on US Market With New Warnings About MI
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007
The FDA has decided to allow the diabetes drug rosiglitazone (Avandia, GlaxoSmithKline) to stay on the market with increased warnings about the risk of cardiovascular events, while further studies are conducted to investigate the issue. A myocardial infarction warning will be added to the black box warning.

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