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Glycemic index did not affect CV risk factors, insulin resistance

December 16, 2014

Diets containing foods with low glycemic index of dietary carbohydrate did not help patients with obesity or overweight achieve better insulin sensitivity, lipid levels or systolic blood pressure, according to research published in JAMA.

Choosing specific foods based on glycemic index may not improve cardiovascular risk factors or insulin resistance in the context of eating patterns established in the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), according to researchers.

Kamlesh Khunti In the Journals

Hypoglycemia increased risks for CV events, death in patients with diabetes on insulin

December 15, 2014
Insulin-treated patients with diabetes who experience hypoglycemia are also more likely to experience cardiovascular events and die from any cause, according to research…
In the Journals

Higher insulin dosage for type 2 diabetes may increase mortality risk

December 10, 2014
Patients with type 2 diabetes taking exogenous insulin could be at increased risk for death from all causes, major adverse cardiovascular events and cancer with…
Steven Grover In the Journals

Life expectancy, healthy years likely to diminish with obesity-related diabetes, CVD

December 4, 2014
Obesity could reduce life expectancy by up to 8 years and healthy years of life by up to 19 years due to the effects of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease…
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Risk Management in the Cardiovascular Disease Arena

Risk Management in the Cardiovascular Disease Arena: Focus on Glycemic Control

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Among the multiple comorbidities and complications that are associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)…
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Francesco Rubino, MD: 'Converting' bariatric surgery into a diabetes intervention poses challenges

October 24, 2014
BOSTON — Converting a procedure that has been used for years as a weight-loss intervention into a treatment aimed…
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Lipid Forum II Highlights

Lipid Forum II Highlights

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Risk stratification and appropriate therapies for various dyslipidemias remain difficult concepts for practitioners…
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Steven E. Nissen, MD, MACC FDA News

FDA opens dialogue on interim results of CV safety in diabetes drug trials

August 12, 2014
The FDA has launched a dialogue on how to handle confidentiality of the interim results for cardiovascular outcomes in diabetes treatment trials…
In the Journals

Knowing modifiable risk factors may reduce CV death in type 2 diabetes

July 9, 2014
Determining vascular calcification and modifiable risk factors for heart disease could provide patients with type 2 diabetes the insight needed to…
Meeting News Coverage

Higher obesity increases odds for cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes deaths

July 8, 2014
Adults with class III obesity are more likely to die from all causes than those within normal weight range, but particularly from heart disease…
In the JournalsPerspective

'Bundled' management reduced diabetes-related vascular complications

July 3, 2014
A team-based model with an all-or-none or “bundled” approach to primary care reduced the risk for myocardial infarction, stroke and…
In the Journals

Sitagliptin may increase hospitalizations in patients with diabetes, HF

July 2, 2014
Recent study results found that sitagliptin use by patients with type 2 diabetes and HF may increase the risk for HF-related…
In the Journals

CV risk control differs by sex for patients with type 2 diabetes

July 2, 2014
Composite control of cardiovascular risk factors varies by sex for patients with type 2 diabetes, with women’s significantly lower than…
Meeting News Coverage

RYGB adds CV, quality-of-life benefits for obesity, type 2 diabetes

July 1, 2014
CHICAGO — Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery could bring additional benefits for some patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to…
In the Journals

Homeless men boosted health playing pick-up soccer

June 29, 2014
As World Cup competition continues, a timely study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports showed that playing…
In the Journals

CABG, newer-generation DES yielded similar mortality rates in patients with diabetes

June 26, 2014
Comparable mortality rates were reported for patients with diabetes treated with CABG or PCI using a cobalt-chromium everolimus-eluting…
FDA News

FDA: No clear link between olmesartan, CV risk among patients with diabetes

June 24, 2014
The FDA today announced that a safety review of olmesartan indicates no increased risk for CV events among patients with diabetes.According to a…
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