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Genetic variant reduces coronary events, increases diabetes risk in familial hypercholesterolemia

June 30, 2015

CHICAGO — A PCSK9 loss-of-function genetic variant was associated with a cardioprotective effect, but increased prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia, according to results presented at the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions.

Researchers performed genotyping in 724 patients with familial hypercholesterolemia and established the presence of the PCSK9 InsLEU genetic variant to determine its potential link to diabetes, glucose homeostasis and coronary events.

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Medicare fraud takedown: A closer look

June 30, 2015
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of…
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Early dialysis treatment improves health outcomes after natural disasters

June 30, 2015
Receiving dialysis treatment prior to regularly scheduled visits significantly lowered end-stage renal failure patients’ risk of ED visits and hospitalizations…
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Pet ownership may improve diabetes self-care in adolescents

June 30, 2015
Pet ownership can have a beneficial effect on adolescents with type 1 diabetes, with younger children in particular having improved glycemic control after several months…
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Low vitamin D may lead to poor outcomes, infections in patients with cirrhosis

June 30, 2015
Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels were found to be associated with advanced liver disease, poor outcomes and infectious complications in patients with cirrhosis…
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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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VIDEO: Joint position statement addresses diabetes self-management education

VIDEO: Joint position statement addresses diabetes self-management education

June 12, 2015
BOSTON — Linda M. Siminerio, RN, PhD, CDE, of the University of Pittsburgh, discusses a newly released joint…
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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

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The use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners continues to grow as consumers continue to purchase foods and beverages…
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