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Once-weekly Exenatide vs. Sitagliptin or Pioglitazone

Once-weekly Exenatide vs. Sitagliptin or Pioglitazone: Long-acting exenatide lowered glycosylated hemoglobin levels more than the other two drugs did. After 26 weeks, exenatide lowered the mean HbA1c level significantly more than either sitagliptin or pioglitazone (–1.5% vs. –0.9% and –1.2%). Patients who received exenatide also lost significantly more weight than …

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Americans Don’t Know They’re Fat

Americans Don’t Know They’re Fat: Many Americans have skewed perceptions when it comes to their weight, often believing they are thinner than they really are, even when the scales are shouting otherwise, a new poll finds. As part of the survey, respondents were asked to provide their height and weight, …

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Diabetes Incidence May Depend on Socioeconomic Status

Diabetes Incidence May Depend on Socioeconomic Status: It seems that women who make less money than their counterparts are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, Canadian researchers found in a new study. The study, which was conducted over a 14-year period from 1994 to 2008 by Statistics Canada, found …

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Simple Solution to Preventing Risk for Diabetes

Simple Solution to Preventing Risk for Diabetes: A change in diet may help reverse the growth in the number of people with Type 2 diabetes. While this number has grown significantly over the past twenty years, British researchers say one specific change may help. They reviewed several studies and discovered …

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Diabetes-Related Hospitalizations on the Rise

Diabetes-Related Hospitalizations on the Rise: Nearly one in five hospitalizations in 2008 were related to diabetes, according to a recent report by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. That means a total of more than 7.7 million hospital stays and $83 million in hospital costs, of which Medicare …

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Unpleasant People May Be More Prone to Stroke

Unpleasant People May Be More Prone to Stroke: People with antagonistic or disagreeable personalities have vascular abnormalities that may make them more prone to strokes and perhaps other cardiovascular events, researchers said. Carotid artery intima-media thickness, which is linked to stroke risk, was significantly greater in individuals who rated low …

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What We Can Do to Combat Obesity

What We Can Do to Combat Obesity: This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2009, no state had met a target of reducing obesity prevalence among adults to 15 percent. Dr. Teresa Quattrin from the CDC states that, “People are eating more, and eating less …

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