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Metabolism in diabetes mellitus


By Francis Gano Benedict, Elliott Proctor Joslin PART I. INTRODUCTION.   Perhaps no chronic disease makes such rapid inroads on health, strength, and weight as does diahetes. The large amounts of sugar in the urine, the polydipsia, polyphagia, and polyuria are observations so common in many cases that it is …

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New Weight Loss Combination Ready for FDA Approval

by Isaak Smith, PharmD Candidate, University of Florida College of Pharmacy Contrave (naltrexone SR/bupropion SR) is an investigational product from Orexigen, a company that specializes in the treatment of obesity. Contrave has just completed phase-3 trials (COR-1, COR-2, COR-BMOD, and COR-diabetes) and Orexigen has submitted an NDA to the FDA …

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The Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Physical Activity for Competitive Athletes and People with Diabetes Alike


By Sheri Colberg, PhD The buzz words these days when it comes to metabolic disease prevention are "antioxidant status" and "inflammation." We extoll the possible benefits of taking antioxidant supplements like vitamin E and alpha-lipoic acid to prevent cardiovascular, eye, and other diseases. We continually hear about how natural antioxidants …

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