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Mortality Rates Differ with Different Sulfonylureas

Mortality Rates Differ with Different Sulfonylureas: The risk for overall mortality is similar in patients with Type 2 diabetes receiving glipizide, glyburide, or glimepiride monotherapy, according to the results of a retrospective cohort study. The findings suggest that glimepiride may be the preferred sulfonylurea in patients with underlying coronary artery ...

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US Ponders Populationwide Salt-reduction Policies

US Ponders Populationwide Salt-reduction Policies: In most developed countries, more than 75% of the salt consumed comes from processed foods. The WHO advises that adults consume no more than 5g per day. The average consumption of salt in most Western countries currently stands at around 9g to 12g a day. ...

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High Carbohydrate Diet Is Dangerous for Women

High Carbohydrate Diet Is Dangerous for Women: Women who eat a high-carbohydrate diet — especially if they eat a lot of bread, pizza, jam, and similar products — are at an increased risk of coronary heart disease, researchers said. See this week’s Item #11.

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Nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes

Nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes and another 57 million have pre-diabetes and are at risk of developing the disease. In comparison, 11.4 million Americans have cancer and 1.05 million Americans have HIV. (2007 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, CDC)

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number of Americans living with diabetes

The number of Americans living with diabetes and covered by Medicare will rise from 6.5 million to 14.1 million, and Medicare spending on diabetes will almost quadruple, skyrocketing from $45 billion this year to $171 billion in 2034. Health Affairs March 2010

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diabetes population in the U.S. will almost double

The diabetes population in the U.S. will almost double over the next 25 years and annual medical spending on the disease is projected to hit $386 billion, up from $178 billion today. The number of Americans living with diabetes will rise from 23.7 million in 2009 to 44.1 million in ...

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Food Prices Affect Weight Management

Food Prices Affect Weight Management: Taxes on these kinds of foods or elimination of subsidies could be helpful approaches to promote health according to these data. This 20-year longitudinal study included 12,123 respondent days from 5,115 participants in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. “The real ...

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Psoriasis Tied to Raised Heart Risk

Psoriasis Tied to Raised Heart Risk: Skin ailment boosts odds for heart attack, stroke, and inflammation may be key, researchers say. The common skin ailment psoriasis may boost the risk for heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular woes, probably through a shared inflammatory response, a new Danish study found. After ...

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