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Insulin resistance increases CVD risk in postmenopausal women without diabetes

May 5, 2015

Postmenopausal women with measures of insulin resistance or impaired fasting glucose have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease even if they do not have diabetes, according to research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

In a large, multi-ethnic prospective cohort study of more than 15,000 postmenopausal women, researchers also observed that measuring insulin resistance through insulin levels, homeostasis model assessment-insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), glucose and the ratio of triglycerides to HDL did not improve disease risk prediction beyond traditional CVD risk factors.

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Serum 25-(OH)D thresholds differ based on subgroup, outcomes

May 5, 2015
Thresholds for serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration may vary for different outcomes measured and for different populations, according to recent findings. Moreover…
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Gender disparities exist for bariatric surgery

May 5, 2015
Men are less likely to undergo weight-loss surgeries compared with women, according to recent study findings. The researchers identified demographic, socioeconomic and…
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Invokana shows promise in reducing body weight, HbA1c, BP in type 2 diabetes

May 5, 2015
Clinically meaningful body-weight reductions were found among patients with type 2 diabetes assigned Invokana, according to recent study findings. Further, reductions in…
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Biomarker profile varies with type 2 diabetes progression, development

May 4, 2015
Early preclinical and clinical phases of type 2 diabetes, disease complications and progression may be differentiated by markers of inflammation and immunity, according…
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Obesity Consults

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 5
Practical Guide to Medications Approved for Chronic Weight Management

Several pharmacologic options for the management of obesity have been approved by the US FDA, giving clinicians a range…
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VIDEO: Diet and lifestyle changes are key to managing PCOS

VIDEO: Diet and lifestyle changes are key to managing PCOS

April 27, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Angela Grassi, MS, RD, LDN, founder of the PCOS Nutrition Center in Philadelphia, explains that…
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Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss

Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss: Building a Foundation that Really Works

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

Obesity has increased dramatically in the past 2 decades and is now considered a health care epidemic in the United…
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