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Preoperative Hyperglycemia Imperils Orthopedic Surgery Outcome
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Study finds a sixfold higher threat of pulmonary embolism after hip or knee replacements.

Study: Genes and Diet Linked to Risk Factors for Heart Disease
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Researchers from the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University and colleagues have found another link among genes, heart disease and diet.

Newer Schizophrenia Drugs Increase Diabetes Risk
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Results of a study provide more evidence for an association between use of second-generation antipsychotic drugs -- in this case olanzapine, quetiapine, and risperidone -- and the onset of diabetes.

Being Obese Lowers Your Intelligence!
Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006
If French scientists are to be believed being obese is linked to a decline in a person's cognitive function.

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.

High BMI Tied to Poor Cognitive Function in Middle-Aged Adults
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006
Middle-aged adults with a high body mass index (BMI) received lower scores on cognitive tests than middle-aged adults with low BMI, according to a study published in Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Beta-Blocker Drugs Found To Promote Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006
New UK research indicates that taking beta-blocker drugs to treat high blood pressure can increase the risk of developing diabetes by 50 percent, compared to newer drugs.

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.

Antihypertensives Cut New-Onset Diabetes by a Third
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
A new analysis of the ASCOT study shows the clearest proof so far that antihypertensive treatment with an ACE inhibitor and calcium channel blocker limits new-onset diabetes, while treatment with a ß-blocker (atenolol), and thiazide diuretic (bendroflumethiazide) helps cause it.

Diabetes is Now Diagnosed in 1 in 523 Young People
Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2006
This places diabetes among the more common chronic illnesses of youth, the researchers report, striking 1.82 children per 1,000, compared with 1.24 per 1,000 with cancer and 120 per 1,000 with asthma.

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