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Question 873

GLP-1 receptor agonists vs DPP-4 inhibitors: In head-to-head trials of dipeptidyl peptidase 4 (DPP-4) inhibitors vs glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, GLP-1 receptor agonists showed more favorable outcomes in all of the following areas except which one of the following? A. Greater glycemic control B. Greater tolerability C. Greater weight loss D. Greater improvement in beta-cell function E. Greater reduction in postprandial triglycerides Follow the link to see if you got it right!

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Riding a Bike

When was the last time you rode a bike? a) Days b) Weeks c) Months d) Years e) Decades ago f) Never! Follow the link to see how you compare to your colleagues!

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Feb. 14, 2017

Last week, I was listening to our good friend Joe Graedon from the People’s Pharmacy on my local NPR station. He had a researcher on who was talking about the different kinds of fat and what they do to your body. One of the things she pounded on was the …

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Valentine’s Days, Holidays, Obligations, and Associations

Woman, 63 years of age, history of ovarian cancer, prediabetes, hyperlipidemia, has been trying to lose weight for years but was unable to do so. She is very family-, friend-, colleague-oriented. Every holiday she thought she had to make or bring and eat whatever special holiday food was associated with the holiday. She couldn’t let anyone down by not bringing, or by not eating what other people brought. We met weekly for the past three years. Every week there was some excuse about how or why she “cheated” or if there was a week she didn’t think she “cheated,” then she was afraid she would.

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