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Low-Carb Diet May Increase Bad Cholesterol Levels
Posted: Sunday, March 07, 2010
Cutting down on carbs may help people lose weight, but it may not be so good for lowering cholesterol, new research shows.

Coffee Drinkers Have Lower Stroke Risk
Posted: Sunday, March 07, 2010
Drinking just one cup of coffee a day -- either regular or decaffeinated -- was associated with a 30% reduced risk of stroke, a large, prospective study showed.

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.

Dialysis Patients: Fatigue May Predict Heart Attack
Posted: Sunday, March 07, 2010
For dialysis patients, high scores on a new fatigue rating scale predict an increased risk of heart attack or other cardiovascular events, according to a new study.

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.

Classification System for Diabetic Nephropathy May Advance Patient Care
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
An international group of physicians has designed a categorization system for diabetic nephropathy (DN), the chief cause of kidney failure, according to a published article.

Small Increase in Diabetes Risk in Statin Patients
Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2010
For many, benefits of lowering cholesterol outweigh drugs' downsides, researchers say.

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.

LifeScan Recalls Specific Lots of Consumer and Professional OneTouch® SureStep® Test Strips Due To Inaccurate Readings at High Levels
Posted: Friday, February 26, 2010
LifeScan, Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall in the United States of eight lots of OneTouch® SureStep® Test Strips, used by people with diabetes to measure their blood glucose levels at home. The test strips are being recalled because they may provide falsely low glucose results when the glucose level is higher than 400 mg/dL.

Diabetes Tied to Poor Impulse Control
Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2010
Patients with newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes were significantly more likely to show poor impulse control in psychological testing than healthy people, researchers said. The findings could help explain why diabetic patients find it difficult to make the recommended lifestyle adjustments such as avoiding high-fat foods and maintaining daily exercise.

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