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Different Oral Antidiabetics Associated with Different Adverse Outcomes?
Posted: Sunday, March 07, 2010
Risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality among patients with Type 2 diabetes prescribed oral antidiabetes drugs: retrospective cohort study using UK general practice research database.

FDA Reviewers Urge Pulling Rosiglitazone
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
Two FDA reviewers have recommended that the diabetes drug rosiglitazone (Avandia) be pulled from the market because of its link to major cardiac events.

Chocolate Linked to Lower Stroke and Stroke Mortality Risk
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
A new systematic review suggests higher chocolate consumption may be associated with a lower risk for incident stroke and stroke-related mortality.

Childhood Obesity and Pre-Diabetes Linked with Premature Death
Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2010
Obesity, glucose intolerance, and hypertension in childhood are strongly linked with premature death from endogenous causes in young adulthood and middle age, according to the results of a new epidemiological study.

High Levels of Protein in Urine Associated with Increased Risk of Death, Heart Attack and Kidney Failure
Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010
Patients with high levels of proteinuria (protein in urine) in addition to another marker of reduced kidney function had an associated increased risk of all-cause death, heart attack or progression to kidney failure, according to a study.

Aspirin Associated with Reduced Cardiovascular and All-Cause Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2010
Regular low-dose aspirin may reduce all-cause and CVD mortality in a primary prevention setting in Type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes Linked to Improved Survival in Critically Ill Patients
Posted: Sunday, February 07, 2010
Consistent with prior reports, but still surprising, diabetes does not worsen hospital mortality in critically ill patients, researchers say. In fact, diabetes is often associated with improved survival.

Most Americans Overweight and One-Third Are Obese: NHANES
Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2010
Two new studies last week draw attention to the alarming number of individuals in the US considered overweight or obese [1,2]. Based on the latest surveys, more than two-thirds of US adults are overweight or obese, one-third are considered obese, and more than 10% of children and adolescents are also considered too heavy for their age.

Low Income Diabetes Patients Dying at Higher Rates than Wealthy
Posted: Sunday, January 03, 2010
Despite the drop in fatalities from diabetes over the past decade, patients with lower incomes appear to be dying at a much higher rate than wealthy ones, a new study shows.

Prostate Cancer Treatment Linked to Increased Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease
Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009
New research shows that the risk of heart attack, stroke, sudden cardiac death and diabetes in men who underwent androgen deprivation therapy was 20 to 30 percent higher.

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