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Postmenopausal women do not benefit from higher dosing of Vitamin D

August 3, 2015

Musculoskeletal health of postmenopausal women with vitamin D deficiencies did not improve with high-dose cholecalciferol, according to recently published data in JAMA Internal Medicine.

“We found that compared with placebo, high-dose cholecalciferol had a very small effect on calcium absorption (1%) that did not translate into meaningful changes in lumbar spine, mean total-hip, femoral neck, or total-body [bone mineral density], trabecular bone score, [Timed Up and Go], [sit-to-stand] test score, muscle mass, number of falls, or number of fallers. Study results do not support the recommendation to maintain serum [25-hydroxyvitamin D] levels at 30 ng/mL or greater,” the researchers wrote.

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Liraglutide may increase hyperglucagonemia in patients with early type 2 diabetes

August 3, 2015
Adults with early type 2 diabetes assigned liraglutide were more likely to experience hyperglucagonemia compared with those assigned a placebo, despite improvements in…
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Adolescents see improved mental health after bariatric surgery

August 3, 2015
Following bariatric surgery, most teens with severe obesity experience improved mental health; however, one in five continues to experience symptoms of depression…
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BLOG: Patient financing also can be used as a marketing tool

August 3, 2015
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Potassium iodide may reduce congenital anomaly risk in pregnant women with Graves’ disease

August 3, 2015
The incidence of congenital anomaly may be reduced by substituting potassium iodide for methimazole to control Graves’ disease during the first trimester of…
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