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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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Severe Hypertriglyceridemia: Confronting the Complex Issues in Etiology and Treatment

Severe Hypertriglyceridemia: Confronting the Complex Issues in Etiology and Treatment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca.

Hypertriglyceridemia is a highly prevalent, yet modifiable, risk factor for atherosclerotic disease, pancreatitis, and…
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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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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

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

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Eisai, Inc. and Vivus, Inc.

Obesity is associated with a wide range of comorbid conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and…
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Nutrition education lacking in medical training

August 26, 2014
A group of physicians are questioning how well doctors can provide nutrition information and counseling to patients, particularly those with CVD…

AHA and ADA: CV risk assessment, monitoring essential for patients with type 1 diabetes

August 21, 2014
A greater understanding of the pathophysiology, risk prediction and treatment of CVD in patients with type 1 diabetes is essential to minimize the…
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…
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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…
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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…
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'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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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