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High-intensity Statin Treatment Improves Diabetic Coronary Atherosclerosis

Cleveland Clinic researchers found that high-intensity statin treatment was associated with coronary atheroma regression in patients with or without diabetes, suggesting the therapy may halt the progression of diabetic coronary atherosclerosis. Coronary atheroma volume was measured using serial intravascular ultrasound in patients treated with rosuvastatin 40 mg or atorvastatin 80 ...

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Wider Diabetes Screening Needed

Draft recommendations from the USPSTF call for diabetes and blood glucose screening for people 45 and older and younger adults with risk factors. The guidelines, updated from 2008, are similar to those made by other medical groups and include recommendations for diet and exercise interventions for at-risk patients. The new ...

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CDC Finds Decline in Rate of New Diabetes Cases

Researchers found little change in the prevalence and incidence of diabetes between 2008 and 2012, following drastic increases in both numbers between 1990 and 2008. "We are now for the first time showing that (those rates are) slowing down," said Dr. Ann Albright, who directs the Division of Diabetes Translation ...

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Saccharin May Impair Glucose Metabolism

Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel found that differences in gut microbes may explain why some people can handle artificial sweeteners just fine while in others the sweeteners lead to glucose intolerance. In studies in mice and people, researchers examined the interaction between gut microbes and consumption ...

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Prediabetes and Obesity Tied to Overall Increased Risk for Cancer

"Lifestyle intervention (weight control, stop smoking and healthy diet, etc.) should be suggested earlier and recommended as the mainstay of treatment for prediabetes in the general population," said researcher Dr. Yuli Huang, who also said data on the effects of treatment with metformin are needed. See this week’s Item #1.

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Poll Finds “Added Sugars” Label Confuses People

There is a debate over the FDA’s new Nutrition Facts label design, which requires "sugars" and "added sugars" to be listed separately. A Kellogg online survey showed that 22% of consumers incorrectly identified the amount of sugar in a product because they were adding the two sugar numbers together. The ...

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Nipro Glucose Monitors win FDA Approval

Nipro Diagnostics received FDA approval for two of its self-monitoring blood glucose systems. The monitoring systems will be available through retail, mail and distribution channels beginning in the fourth quarter under partner brands or under Nipro Diagnostics’ own TRUE brand, the company said. 

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Statin Drugs Must Be Taken Properly

Coronary artery disease patients who are faithful about taking their statin drugs are more likely to reduce their bad cholesterol levels than those who fail to follow their doctors" orders. The new study points out the importance of counseling patients who are not adherent. For those patients who do take ...

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New Blood Test Approved to Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

The FDA has allowed marketing of the first zinc transporter 8 autoantibody (ZnT8Ab) test which can help determine whether a person has type 1 diabetes. When used with other tests and patient clinical information, the test may help some people with type 1 diabetes receive a timely diagnosis and treatment ...

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