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Once-Weekly Dulaglutide Proved Superior

Experimental once-weekly diabetes drug dulaglutide proved superior in late-stage clinical trials to three other widely used medicines that are dosed more frequently according to Eli Lilly. Dulaglutide lowered HbA1c levels more than twice-daily injections of exenatide given for six months, oral metformin taken for 26 weeks and once-daily oral sitagliptin …

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Diabetes-Linked Heart Problems Worsen with Crusty Foods

Advanced glycation end products (AGEs) – found in the crispy borders of meats prepared at very high temperatures — are associated with plaque formation seen in CVD. In a study, scientists compared the 10-day food intake of 65 participants in two ethnic groups: Mexicans (who have higher rates of diabetes …

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Every Hour of TV Shortens Life 22 Minutes

Australian researchers have found that for every hour of television viewed by a person over the age of 25, their life expectancy is reduced by 22 minutes. Based on the average of 6 hours of TV a day, that means that most people will live 4.8 years less. The study …

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How Much Exercise for Kids under 6?

For children under age 6, getting at least three hours of daily physical activity, spread out over the day, may be a good goal. Major organizations in three countries have now reached the conclusion that three hours of daily exercise should be recommended for children in this age group, the …

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Chewable Metformin One Step Closer to FDA Approval

The FDA has authorized an abbreviated new drug application, which means no further clinical trials are needed to demonstrate the safety or effectiveness of the product. Boston Therapeutics plans to market the new formulation of the generic drug metformin hydrochloride under the brand name Pazametm. The next step before moving …

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Hawaii Ranked Second Least Obese State

Each year, the Trust for America’s Health reports disease and weight conditions within each state. This year it included future potential health statistics, calculating the increase the states have already had in the past, and then applying it to how it will affect America in the future. There is also …

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More Adults Use Mobile Phones, Tablets for Health Data

The number of adults using mobile phones and tablets for health information has risen exponentially from last year, according to a new study. The healthcare market research study shows that while online health activities are still primarily desktop or laptop-based, mobile and tablet health activity adoption continues to accelerate, with …

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Apple Juice Shows Obesity Benefits

A daily glass of cloudy apple juice may decrease body fat in obese people, compared to a control beverage, with greater effects noted in individuals with certain genetic profiles. Four weeks of drinking 750 mL per day glass of cloudy apple juice providing 802.5 mg polyphenols were associated with a …

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Surgery, Low-cal Diets Boost Insulin Sensitivity

Data presented at the Obesity Society meeting revealed no significant difference between Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery and a very low-calorie diet in boosting insulin sensitivity and secretion in type 2 diabetes patients. Researchers examined 22 patients and found insulin sensitivity increased to 2.2 in both groups, while insulin response increased …

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The Diabetes Prevention Act of 2012 Is Before Congress

This bill would allow Medicare coverage of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) for beneficiaries who have been diagnosed with prediabetes. Expanding Medicare coverage to include this program will help to prevent diabetes among this high-risk population and potentially save the federal government billions of dollars. Medicare does not currently …

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