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Islet transplantation shows promise in type 1 diabetes

September 1, 2015

Among patients with type 1 diabetes who underwent islet transplantation within the GRAGIL Network, most attained long-term islet graft survival and substantial improvements in glycemic control, according to recent findings.

Sandrine Lablanche, MD, of Grenoble University Hospital in France, and colleagues evaluated 44 patients enrolled in the GRAGIL-1c and GRAGIL-2 islet transplantation trials to determine metabolic control, graft function and safety outcomes after 5 years.

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Vildagliptin efficacy, safety similar to Januvia

September 1, 2015
Similar efficacy and safety were found between once-daily vildagliptin and once-daily Januvia among patients with type 2 diabetes and severe renal impairment, according…
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Speed of eating related to metabolic syndrome incidence

September 1, 2015
The incidence of metabolic syndrome is linked to eating quickly, especially among those with a larger waist circumference and higher HDL cholesterol levels, according to…
Markus Juonala In the Journals

Addition of parent BMI increases prediction of eligibility for bariatric surgery

August 31, 2015
Eligibility for bariatric surgery in adulthood may be predicted using a combination of a child’s and parent’s BMI at baseline assessment, according to recent…
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Changes in brain connectivity associated with food cravings

August 31, 2015
Obese individuals may be ‘hard-wired’ to crave specific food items, according to data recently presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology…
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Obesity Consults

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

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

Several pharmacologic options for the management of obesity have been approved by the US FDA, giving clinicians a range…
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VIDEO: Chef integrates food and medicine in promotion of cardiometabolic health

VIDEO: Chef integrates food and medicine in promotion of cardiometabolic health

August 10, 2015
NEW ORLEANS — Chef Leah Sarris, program director at the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane…
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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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