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Obesity Ranking System Predicts Mortality

  An obesity classification system that distinguishes between fat and lean tissue and takes into account functional status and the various comorbid conditions that can be associated with obesity may be a more effective mortality prediction tool than standard body mass index (BMI), according to new research.…

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ADA: Linagliptin Has Similar Efficacy to Glimepiride but Improved Cardiovascular Safety over 2 Years in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Inadequately Controlled on Metformin

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) often requires combination therapy to maintain glycemic control. Adding a sulfonylurea to metformin therapy improves glycemic control, but can cause hypoglycemia and weight gain. This 2-yr double-blind trial investigated the long-term efficacy and safety of adding linagliptin or glimepiride to ongoing metformin to treat T2DM….

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