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Average American Has Very High Risk of Diabetes
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2006
Body mass index (BMI), the ratio of body weight to height, is tightly linked to lifetime risk of diabetes.

High Postmenopausal Sex Hormones Signal Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Postmenopausal women with high levels of estradiol and testosterone are at a greatly increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to data on nearly 28,000 women.

Women with Preeclampsia Have Double the Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Researchers reported that preeclampsia is an independent risk marker for type 2 diabetes, even when gestational diabetes is taken into account.

High Postmenopausal Sex Hormones Signal Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Posted: Thursday, June 15, 2006
Postmenopausal women with high levels of estradiol and testosterone are at a greatly increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to data on nearly 28,000 women.

Extended-Release Metformin Tablets (Fortamet) Linked to Risk for Lactic Acidosis
Posted: Friday, June 09, 2006
The FDA approved safety labeling revisions for metformin HCl extended-release tablets (Fortamet, made by Andrx Labs, LLC) to warn of the risk for lactic acidosis associated with metformin accumulation during treatment.



Diabetes, Heart Disease Can Herald Early GI Cancers
Posted: Friday, June 02, 2006
"The presence of diabetes or heart disease can be a signal for clinicians to evaluate patients' risk for digestive cancers.” “And begin treatment with Ace inhibitors, which may reduce the risk of colon, pancreatic and esophageal cancers."



Pollution Increases Risks in People with Diabetes
Posted: Friday, June 02, 2006
People with diabetes, heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are at increased risk of death when they are exposed to particulate air pollution, for one or more years.



One-Third of Adults With Diabetes Still Don't Know They Have It
Posted: Friday, June 02, 2006
The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in U.S. adults age 20 and older has risen from about 5.1% to 6.5%, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).



Obesity Triples the Risk of Chronic Kidney Failure
Posted: Friday, June 02, 2006
According to the results of a new study, obesity is an important and potentially preventable risk factor for chronic renal failure (CRF). A BMI of 25 or higher triples the risk of chronic kidney failure.



Metabolic Syndrome Independently Tied to Heart Failure
Posted: Friday, June 02, 2006
Findings from a new study suggest that metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for the development of heart failure, independent of known risk factors for the condition, such as interim MI.



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