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When Should Your Patients Be Taking Their BP Meds?

A new study linked bedtime dosing of antihypertensive drugs to improved nighttime and 24-hour systolic blood pressure levels in type 2 diabetes patients with nocturnal hypertension. Data also showed bedtime dosing did not significantly affect daytime readings, morning surge or arterial stiffness in patients. The results suggest that bedtime dosing …

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Brain Circuitry May Trigger Overeating

Scientists have discovered that the BNST gaba neurons are an outcropping of the amygdala, the part of the brain associated with emotion. The BNST also forms a bridge between the amygdala and the lateral hypothalamus, the brain region that drives primal functions such as eating, sexual behavior and aggression. The …

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People with Type 1 Diabetes Earn Less Money

People with type 1 diabetes were less likely to get a university degree and earned less money than their peers who didn’t have the condition, a Swedish data study showed. Both men and women with type 1 diabetes had lower odds of getting a university degree than matched controls without …

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Low T Increases Risk for MI

Low testosterone levels predicted a greater risk of acute myocardial infarction in Swedish men with type 2 diabetes, researchers found. Higher total testosterone levels were associated with a 25% reduced risk of acute MI in that group. But no such relationship was seen in men without diabetes or in women …

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Hypoglycemia Unawareness Impacts Family Members

Family members of type 1 diabetes patients with hypoglycemia unawareness curtail their regular lives to help patients detect and treat low blood glucose levels. They also reported feeling physically afraid of their relative or partner during hypoglycemic episodes because of personality changes and aggressive behavior, which can also cause difficulty …

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MRI May Predict Heart Attack, Stroke in Diabetes Patients

Diabetes patients whose full-body MRIs showed "vascular changes" had a 20% risk of heart attack or stroke at three years and a 35% risk at six years compared with those whose results did not reveal changes, a study indicated. Scientists found that scanning the body with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) …

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Tour de France Cyclists Live Longer

The average French competitor in the Tour de France lives about 6 years longer than their non-competitive French age-matched countrymen, Xavier Jouven, MD, a cardiologist at Hopital Europeen Georges-Pompidou, Paris, said at the European Society of Cardiology meeting. "We found a substantially and significantly lower mortality in French participants in …

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