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Metabolic syndrome rate, severity in PCOS reduced following bariatric surgery

Metabolic syndrome rate, severity in PCOS reduced following bariatric surgery
May 28, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. — Bariatric surgery can improve cardiometabolic health in women with polycystic ovary syndrome and obesity, according to findings of a retrospective cohort study presented here.

McAnto Antony, MBBS, a second-year resident at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and colleagues evaluated data from Medstar facilities on 19 women with PCOS (mean age, 18.4 years; 53% black; 41% white; 6% Asian) who had undergone a bariatric surgical procedure. The most common procedure was gastric sleeve, followed by lap band with fewer Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, according to Antony. Researchers compared BMI, blood pressure, HbA1c, and triglyceride and HDL levels before and at least 6 months after surgery (mean time between surgery and follow-up, 7.9 months).

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Obesity linked with increased inflammatory markers in type 2 diabetes

May 28, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — High sensitivity C-reactive protein levels and white blood cell counts are increased in patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity, according to…
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Vitamin D deficiency may confer risk for retinopathy in diabetes

May 28, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients with diabetic retinopathy are more likely to have lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels vs. healthy controls, according to a speaker…
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Once-weekly levothyroxine effective hypothyroidism treatment in women

May 28, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Switching from a once-daily dose of levothyroxine to a once-weekly dose that is 7 times the amount of the daily dose is effective for treating…
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Neuroendocrine tumor presence increases B-lymphocyte stimulator levels

May 28, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients with neuroendocrine tumors are more likely to have increased B-lymphocyte stimulator levels compared with healthy controls, and these…
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Navigating a New Era of Personalized Type 2 Diabetes Care: Taking the Road Less Traveled

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.

In the United States, over 29 million people have diabetes, of which approximately 95% of cases are type 2 diabetes…
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VIDEO: Weight loss tips from the experts — Plan meals around the three food groups

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Managing Obesity in 2015: Setting the Framework and Assessing All of the Options

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novo Nordisk.

This CME activity is based on the slides and lectures presented by the faculty at the symposium, Managing Obesity in…
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