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Women Taking Too Much Calcium Create Health Risk

Women close to menopause are commonly told to take supplements containing calcium and vitamin D to prevent diseases such as osteoporosis. Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D., magnesium expert and advisory board member of the Nutritional Magnesium Association, explains: "When people consume too much calcium without sufficient magnesium, not only will it ...

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Group Education Better than Individual Counseling

A new study examining individual counseling for self-care in patients with diabetes vs group education has found that the latter is associated with better outcomes. The research was carried out with more than 75,000 patients. Compared with those attending individual counseling, patients who went to group classes were less likely ...

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Diabetes Drug Cuts Alzheimer’s Risk

Previous studies have suggested that people given pioglitazone for type 2 diabetes were less likely to develop Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. German researchers tracked a database of about 146,000 patients age 60 and older who initially did not have evidence of dementia. They speculated that pioglitazone helped prevent ...

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Instant Noodles Raise Metabolic Risk

Eating instant noodles more than twice weekly was associated with an increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome regardless of dietary patterns according to a team of researchers from Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, and Eulji University in Korea. Recognizing that "the consumption of instant noodles is relatively high in Asian populations," ...

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Whey Protein Helps Control Blood Sugar

And consuming whey protein may even help increase insulin production. "Consumption of whey protein shortly before a high-glycemic index breakfast increased the early and late post-meal insulin secretion, improved GLP-1 responses and reduced post-meal blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetic patients," the authors wrote. "Whey protein may therefore represent ...

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Improved Glycemic Control Cuts CV Risk

Among patients with type 2 diabetes who start taking insulin, those who attain good glycemic control are less likely to have a major adverse cardiac event (MACE) in the medium term than those who fail to achieve this, a new study suggests. The findings come from the Cardiovascular Risk Evaluation ...

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Diabetes Patients Show Better Adherence for Statin Therapy

Patients with heart disease or diabetes were more likely than those without the conditions to remain on statin therapy, according to a study. Among patients without heart disease or diabetes, those who were most likely to continue taking statins were overweight/obese or former smokers. The researchers also found that heavy ...

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ADA: CKD Is a Type 2 Diabetes Risk Equivalent in CAD Patients

Among patients with coronary artery disease, those who have both chronic kidney disease and type 2 diabetes face a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular events, compared with those who have either condition separately. The researchers found that the risk of cardiovascular events was significantly higher in patients with type 2 ...

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Are the New Guidelines for Lipids Appropriate for People with Diabetes?

The new guidelines divide patients into four groups for whom statin treatment is recommended: individuals with cardiovascular disease; individuals with LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) levels higher than 190 mg/dL; individuals with diabetes, between the ages of 40-75, with LDL-C levels 70-189 mg/dL; and individuals without diabetes or cardiovascular disease, with LDL-C ...

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