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The Sooner, the Better Results with Metformin

The Sooner, the Better Results with Metformin: A recent study has revealed that beginning Metformin early in life could increase the success rate of the drug manifold in patients suffering from diabetes. Co-author Gregory A. Nichols believes that starting the drug early preserves the body’s own ability to control blood ...

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Your Metformin May Smell Fishy

Your Metformin May Smell Fishy: If your metformin smells like the inside of an inner tube or week old fish, you’re not the only one. If you regularly take metformin, one of the oldest and most respected tools in doctors’ anti-diabetes kits, chances are that you don’t detect the unpleasant ...

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Obesity and Diabetes Rates Raise Concerns

Obesity and Diabetes Rates Raise Concerns: A quarter of all deaths in England over the past three decades had obesity as an underlying cause, according to a new study. Figures published in the European Journal of Public Health indicate that between 1995 and 2006, obesity-related death rates rose by an ...

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Blood Glucose Levels Edge Up in Latest Teen Data

Blood Glucose Levels Edge Up in Latest Teen Data: Although most U.S. teens have normal blood glucose levels, more than 30% are above normal weight, which has public health officials worried about the future burden of hyperglycemic illness. Among nondiabetic teens who underwent fasting glucose testing, 17% were overweight and ...

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Child Obesity Risks Death at Early Age, Study Finds

Child Obesity Risks Death at Early Age, Study Finds: A rare study that tracked thousands of children through adulthood found the heaviest youngsters were more than twice as likely as the thinnest to die prematurely (before age 55) of illness or a self-inflicted injury. Youngsters with a condition called pre-diabetes ...

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