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Nocturia Increases Mortality Risk

Nocturia Increases Mortality Risk: Waking up more than twice a night to urinate increases mortality risk by 50% for men and more than 30% for women, researchers have found. Researchers analyzed data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which included 16,000 men and women aged 20 years ...

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Almonds Improve Glycemic and Lipid Profiles in Type 2’s

Almonds Improve Glycemic and Lipid Profiles in Type 2’s: Almond consumption is associated with ameliorations in obesity, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and hyperglycemia. The hypothesis of this 12-week randomized crossover clinical trial was that almond consumption would improve glycemic control and decrease the risk for cardiovascular disease in patients with Type 2 ...

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Decaf Impairs Glucose Metabolism

Decaf Impairs Glucose Metabolism: Some types of decaffeinated coffee may acutely impair glucose metabolism but less than caffeine. The results showed that, within the first hour of the OGTT, glucose and insulin were higher for decaffeinated coffee than for placebo (P < 0.05). During the whole OGTT, decaffeinated coffee yielded ...

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Weight ‘key’ in kidney transplant success

Weight ‘key’ in kidney transplant success: Matching up the weight of donors and recipients boosts success in kidney transplants, suggest French researchers. A study of over 1,000 transplant patients found those receiving a small kidney in proportion to their weight were more at risk of complications. In the Journal of ...

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Five Reasons Why Type 1 Diabetes is on the Rise

Five Reasons Why Type 1 Diabetes is on the Rise: A 2009 study in The Lancet found that new cases of Type 1 diabetes in kids could double in the next 10 years. Possible reasons for this dramatic rise include: (1)Too big too fast. The “accelerator hypothesis” theorizes that children ...

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Working Overtime Raises Heart Disease Risk

Working Overtime Raises Heart Disease Risk: The study found that, compared with people who did not work overtime, people who worked three or more hours longer than a normal, seven-hour day had a 60 percent higher risk of heart-related problems such as death due to heart disease, non-fatal heart attacks ...

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Diabetes Nerve Pain May Worsen at Night

Diabetes Nerve Pain May Worsen at Night: People with diabetic peripheral neuropathy report worst pain at 11 p.m., study finds. People with diabetes-related nerve damage may experience worse pain in the evening hours, preliminary research suggests. If confirmed in larger studies, the findings suggest that people with diabetic peripheral neuropathy ...

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Changes in Glitazone Use 2003-2009

Changes in Glitazone Use 2003-2009: From 2003 through 2005, glitazone use increased steadily. From February 2005 to January 2007, rosiglitazone use decreased by 16% annually while pioglitazone use increased at an annual rate of 14%. During a period of FDA advisories, rosiglitazone use declined sharply from 0.42 million monthly treatment ...

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