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Higher CV risk with acarbose than metformin in type 2 diabetes

March 27, 2015
In patients with type 2 diabetes, an initial regimen of acarbose therapy was associated with a moderately higher risk for cardiovascular disease compared with metformin therapy, according to recent findings.

In the nationwide cohort study, Lee-Ming Chuang, MD, PhD, of Nationwide Taiwan University Hospital, and colleagues evaluated data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Database. The database includes information on outpatient visits, hospital admissions, prescriptions, disease and deaths for 99% of the population of Taiwan.

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Updated diabetes care guidelines for PCPs stress importance of individualized treatment

March 23, 2015
Recent updates to the American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes place an emphasis on individualizing and tailoring care to each…
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Diabetes prevalence lower in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia than unaffected relatives

March 11, 2015
Patients with familial hypercholesterolemia had a lower prevalence of type 2 diabetes compared with relatives without familial hypercholesterolemia, according to a…
Gabriela Vazquez-Benitez In the Journals

Diabetes, CVD increase rates of CV events

February 27, 2015
Among adults with diabetes, paying extra attention to traditional cardiovascular risk factors could reduce the rates of cardiovascular events and mortality, according to…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4
Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

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Obesity is associated with a wide range of comorbid conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 1

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 1

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Obesity is suboptimally managed in clinical practice despite the availability of relevantguidelines and evidence-based…
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In the Journals

Higher CV risk with acarbose than metformin in type 2 diabetes

March 27, 2015
In the nationwide cohort study, Lee-Ming Chuang, MD, PhD, of Nationwide Taiwan University Hospital, and colleagues evaluated data from the Taiwan…
In the Journals

Updated diabetes care guidelines for PCPs stress importance of individualized treatment

March 23, 2015
Recent updates to the American Diabetes Association’s Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes place an emphasis on individualizing and tailoring…
In the Journals

Diabetes prevalence lower in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia than unaffected relatives

March 11, 2015
Patients with familial hypercholesterolemia had a lower prevalence of type 2 diabetes compared with relatives without familial hypercholesterolemia…
Gabriela Vazquez-Benitez In the Journals

Diabetes, CVD increase rates of CV events

February 27, 2015
Among adults with diabetes, paying extra attention to traditional cardiovascular risk factors could reduce the rates of cardiovascular events and…
Jill Kanaley In the Journals

After-dinner exercise decreases CVD risk in type 2 diabetes

February 19, 2015
Cardiovascular disease risk decreased among obese adults with type 2 diabetes when they exercised after a meal, according to study findings published…
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BP reduction in type 2 diabetes may lower CVD risks at levels below guideline recommendations

February 10, 2015
A lower risk for cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease events, as well as improved mortality, was found among patients with type 2…
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Immigration variables, not language barriers, affect diabetes complications

February 6, 2015
Language barriers do not appear to increase the risk for diabetes complications in a heterogeneous immigrant population with universal health…
Rachel Simmons In the Journals

CV risk in women with type 1 diabetes nearly double that in men

February 6, 2015
Women with type 1 diabetes have approximately 40% greater risk for death from all causes, and two times the risk for fatal and nonfatal vascular…
Benjamin Scirica In the Journals

Safety of Onglyza unaltered by kidney function

February 4, 2015
Onglyza treatment did not alter the risk for ischemic cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes who had a range of impaired renal…
Heart Health: New Guidelines and Improvements

Heart Health: New Guidelines and Improvements

February 9, 2015 Expires: 2/10/2016
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women, claiming approximately 1 million lives each year. This…
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