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MannKind Partners with Sanofi to Market Afrezza

MannKind will get 35% of the profits while Sanofi is set to get 65% of profits on Afrezza. Afrezza was approved with a black box warning which states, "Acute bronchospasm has been observed in patients with asthma and COPD using Afrezza. Afrezza is contraindicated in patients with chronic lung disease such as asthma …

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Short Bursts of Fast Walking Provide Better Glucose Control

A study found short bursts of fast walking resulted in better blood glucose control than did walking at a steady pace. Data on participants aged 57 to 61 revealed that only the interval walkers achieved a reduction in glucose levels at four months, while the control group and those who …

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Weight loss Linked to Green-plant Membranes

Women who ate 5 grams daily of green-plant membranes purified from spinach lost more weight and had fewer urges to eat unhealthy foods than did those given a placebo, Swedish researchers reported. Women who consumed green-plant membranes also had higher secretions of the satiety hormone GLP-1. Green-plant membranes slow fat …

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Life Expectancy Decreases as BMI Surpasses 40

Obese adults are more likely to die from all causes than those within normal weight range, but particularly from heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The meta-analysis of 20 prospective cohort studies found life expectancy decreased as BMI surpassed 40. "Our results suggest that otherwise healthy, non-smoking adults with BMI values …

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Lifestyle, Metformin, Delay Diabetes

New data from the ongoing US Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) show that randomizing overweight or obese people at high risk for type 2 diabetes to intensive lifestyle change or giving them the oral agent metformin can reduce or delay the development of the disease for as long as 15 years. …

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Lorcaserin Improved Glucose Control Regardless of Weight Loss

A study of 509 type 2 diabetes patients found that lorcaserin was more effective than diet and exercise alone in reducing A1C levels regardless of whether the patients lost weight. The patients, randomly assigned to either lorcaserin or placebo along with diet and exercise, had A1c levels between 7% and …

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ADA: Walkable Neighborhoods Cut Diabetes Rates

Residents of areas that encourage walking also have lower obesity rates. Those are the finding from two studies that showed those living in an area that encourages walking are also three times more likely to walk or bike and half as likely to drive to get from one place to …

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