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Large Breakfast Improves A1c

Eating a big, high-protein breakfast may be an effective strategy for improving glycemic control in overweight patients with type 2 diabetes, findings from a small study suggested. When such patients were randomized to eat either small, carbohydrate-heavy breakfasts or larger fat- and protein-centric morning meals for 3 months, the big-breakfast ...

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Pancreatic Risks No Greater with Liraglutide

The treatment of type 2 diabetes with liraglutide didn’t lead to a greater rate of acute pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer compared with other anti-diabetic drugs in an interim analysis. The incidence rate for acute pancreatitis among patients receiving the GLP-1 analog was 187.5 per 100,000 person-years compared with 154.4 per ...

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Cancer Diabetes Patients Show Better Survival with Metformin

An analysis of 13,008 cancer patients with concurrent type 2 diabetes showed that those who took metformin attained better overall survival compared with those who took other diabetes medications. However, it is still unclear whether metformin may help modulate results in such patients, researchers wrote. First published online November 20, ...

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Adolescents Benefit from Bariatric Surgery

Adolescents with severe obesity and various comorbidities presented favorable safety outcomes after bariatric surgery, according to initial data from the Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery Study. After 30 days, 19 patients (7.9%) displayed 20 major complications, and 36 patients (14.9%) displayed 47 minor complications. However, there were no deaths reported. ...

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Low-Cost Weight Loss Plan Has Patient Appeal

A managed care intervention that increased benefits and lowered out-of-pocket expenses for participation in a weight loss program was associated with high rates of participation, improvements in cardiovascular risk factors, and lower increases in direct medical costs. Healthy Blue Living (HBL) is a commercial insurance product that provides strong incentives ...

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Pistachio Consumption May Lower Cholesterol

Pistachios are rich in protein, monounsaturated fatty acids, and polyunsaturated fatty acids. They are also relatively low in saturated fatty acids and contain no trans fatty acids or cholesterol. And they contain resveratrol and phytochemicals, compounds that are associated with reduced risk of CVD and a few other chronic health ...

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Type 2 Diabetes Could Cause Osteoporosis

Senior author Sundeep Khosla, M.D., Mayo Clinic endocrinologist, stated that the skeleton should be recognized as another important target of diabetes complications. In a clinical study of 60 postmenopausal women, 30 of whom had type 2 diabetes, researchers performed micro indentation testing of the tibia to measure bone material strength. ...

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Significant Weight Loss Seen Three Years after Bariatric Surgery

Patients who underwent bariatric surgery demonstrated significant weight loss and health improvements to diabetes, blood pressure and lipids after 3 years. The study showed that bariatric surgery leads to both significant and substantial weight change, and also fairly high rates of diabetes remission. At least in the severely obese, said ...

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