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Risk of Poor Outcomes From Bariatric Surgery Greater in Elderly
Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2006
For patients aged 65 years and older, adverse event rates exceeded 20%, and in-house mortality was 3.2%.

Fasting Glucose Predicts Heart Failure, Death Rate, MI and Stroke, Independent of Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, November 30, 2006
Fasting Glucose Predicts Heart Failure, Death Rate, MI and Stroke, Independent of Diabetes
An analysis based on the combined interim results from two prospective randomized trials, rates of HF hospitalization over more than two years rose in tandem with baseline fasting plasma glucose levels.

Obese Kidney Transplant Patients Twice As Likely To Die In The First Year
Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Six per cent of patients with a BMI of more than 30 died in the first year after transplant, compared with three per cent of patients with a BMI of less than 30.

Diabetes Set to Wipe Out Whole Ethnic Populations by End of Century
Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2006
With one in two having diabetes, it could wipe out Maori and Polynesian Islanders by the end of the century, according to an international expert in the disease.

Raised Blood Glucose Levels Cause More Than 3 Million Deaths Each Year
Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2006
Higher-than-optimum blood glucose levels are responsible for 21% of deaths from ischemic heart disease and 13% of deaths from stroke worldwide, which, when added to the deaths from diabetes itself, puts this condition in the top five causes of worldwide mortality, accounting for 3.16 million deaths a year, a new study shows.

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.

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.

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.

New Joint Guidelines for CVD and Diabetes from 2 European Associations
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
Diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) often appear as the two sides of a coin: on one side, diabetes has been rated as an equivalent of coronary heart disease, and conversely, many patients with established coronary heart disease (65-70 %) suffer from diabetes or its pre-states.



Diabetes, Not Obesity, Raises Risk of Organ Failure and Death
Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2006
Findings from a new study suggest that obesity per se is not a risk factor for acute organ failure or death. However, diabetes, which often develops in obese individuals, does increase the risk.

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