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There is some interesting research going on at the University of Missouri about high protein breakfasts that actually delivers a profound message for a reason to use the medication Cycloset. Researchers found that eating breakfast, particularly meals rich in protein, increases young adults' levels of dopamine which may reduce food cravings and overeating later in the day. Understanding the brain chemical and its role in food cravings could lead to improvements in obesity prevention and treatment.

Heather Leidy, an assistant professor of nutrition and exercise physiology at MU, found that eating initiates a release of dopamine, which stimulates feelings of food reward. The reward response is an important part of eating because it helps to regulate food intake.… Read More

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Tool for your Practice
AAAHC Releases Obesity Management Patient Toolkit
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care has released a toolkit for obesity management, Disease Management: Obesity in Adults. The tool is intended to empower medical professionals to discuss obesity management with their patients and includes a discussion of treatment options, as well as potential risks and benefits of weight loss, additional resources and a flowchart for obesity management adapted from the National Institutes of Health. Download the Toolkit on AAAHC's website.

Product of the Week


The LifeVac is a non-powered single patient portable suction apparatus developed for resuscitating a choking victim when standard ACLS protocol has been followed without success. The LifeVac comes with two mask sizes, medium and large.


Sheri Colberg, PhD: Why Daily Movement Improves Your Brain Health (Part 2): Brain Hormone Changes

For Your Patients...


Continuing from my last column, here are additional reasons why your brain needs for you to be active related to changes in your brain hormones. Your brain can’t afford for you to be sedentary, at least not if you want to live long and well. Full story







Test Your Knowledge Question #751

One effect of insulin resistance is:

B.Decreased insulin levels

C.Increased abdominal fat 

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Quote of the Week!

"If you fell down yesterday, stand up today."
                      .......................H. G. Wells

Diabetes in Control gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the following University of Florida pharmacy doctoral candidate in the preparation of this week's newsletter: 

Arpita Patel, LECOM University 

Paul Dreabit, LECOM University

LanAhn Doan, Florida A&M University

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