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Taking Statins May Increase Cancer Risk
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007
Lowering cholesterol with statins may slightly increase the risk of cancer, a study suggests more moderate doses.

Even Diet Soft Drinks Are Associated With An Increased Risk of Heart Disease
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007
Diet soft drinks are lower in calories, but are still associated with a greater risk of heart disease as are sugar-laden sodas, according to a new study.

Both Diabetes TZD Drugs 'Pose Heart Risk'
Posted: Friday, August 03, 2007
Rosiglitazone and pioglitazone, both drugs commonly prescribed to treat type 2 diabetes double the risk of heart failure, a study of data on more than 78,000 patients suggests.

Higher Cancer Prevalence Seen Among Diabetics Taking Thiazolidinediones
Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2007
Patients with diabetes, especially women, who take thiazolidinediones (TZDs) may have a 59% increased risk of developing cancer, according to a new report.

Heart Care Below Par in Older Diabetics: Study
Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2007
A low proportion of elderly individuals newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes receive heart-protecting drugs like aspirin, blood pressure-lowering drugs and cholesterol-lowering drugs, according to a new study.

Antihypertensive Medication Slows Atherosclerosis in Diabetes Patients
Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2007
Treating hypertension aggressively in people with diabetes becomes even more important. The higher the systolic blood pressure the greater the rate of progression in the carotid intimamedia thickness (CIMT)

Diabetes Associated With Increased Intracerebral Hemorrhage Risk
Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2007
Patients with diabetes appear to be at a 3- to 4-fold increased risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) compared with patients without diabetes.

Risk of Stroke is High Within 5 Yrs. of Treatment of Diabetes
Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2007
Risk of stroke is high within 5 years of treatment for type 2 diabetes and more than double that for the general population. More Reason to recommend an aspirin a day.

Impaired Fasting Glucose Increases Risk Factors for CVD Mortality
Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2007
New studies are showing that we must treat impaired fasting glucose more aggressively.

Beta-Blockers Exert Anti-Atherosclerotic Effects
Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2007
Beta-blocker therapy can provide statistically significant regression of coronary artery plaque, and slow the progression to coronary atherosclerosis.

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