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Discontinuation of TZD Reduces Fracture Rates

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Thiazolidinediones (TZDs), rosiglitazone and pioglitazone, have been shown to increase fracture risk in women after a year of TZD use; however, there has been little data available on the effects of the discontinuation of TZD. This longitudinal observational cohort study used data from an ancillary study of skeletal health within …

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Can Papaya Reduce Risk of Diabetes?

Accessible fruit offers variety of health benefits…. Incorporating papaya into your diet can have many possible health benefits. Studies suggest that consuming papaya decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease as well as promotes healthy skin and hair, increases energy and decreases overall weight. Papaya is very accessible …

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Practical Diabetes Care, 3rd Ed., Excerpt #25: Diabetic Neuropathy Part 5 of 5


David Levy, MD, FRCP      Erectile dysfunction This is the commonest neuropathic complication: 20% of men have erectile dysfunction (ED) at diagnosis, increasing to 34% at 12 years (UKPDS). The prevalence in a newly diagnosed Kuwaiti population was 30%, and nearly 50% in a large survey of Canadians attending their primary-care physicians …

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