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Cinacalcet May Protect Against Fracture in Dialysis

Mortality, cardiovascular disease risk remains same for patient with secondary hyperparathyroidism… After further review, adjusted findings from the EVOLVE Trial showed that cinacalcet may reduce the risk of fracture among patients on dialysis. In a pre-specified subgroup analysis, cinacalcet was associated with reduced fracture risk after taking baseline characteristics and ...

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Obese Children ‘Wired From Birth’ to Crave Sugar

Scans may be documenting early development of food reward circuitry in young children… A study suggests that children who are obese may overeat because they crave more sugar than slimmer youngsters. Brain scans showed that their reward centers are stimulated more intensely when they are exposed to sweet flavors. Scientists ...

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Handbook of Diabetes, 4th Ed., Excerpt #22: Gastrointestinal Problems in Diabetes

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Rudy Bilous, MD, FRCP Richard Donnelly, MD, PHD, FRCP, FRACP Disordered gastrointestinal motor function occurs in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and can result in symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, malnutrition, poor glycemic control and delayed absorption of orally administered drugs (Figure 23.1). Gustatory sweating, typically affecting the ...

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ACCORD Analysis Suggests Intensive Glucose Lowering May Reduce Ischemic Cardiovascular Events

Higher A1C target recommended for patients over 65 with comorbidities… A team of Canadian and American researchers have analyzed data from the ACCORD trial to investigate whether the intensive lowering of glucose concentrations affects the risk of ischemic heart disease in patients with type 2 diabetes. The researchers assessed 10,251 ...

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