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CHD linked to osteoporosis in older adults

July 2, 2015

Older adults with a history of coronary heart disease have a substantially lower cortical volumetric bone mineral density at the distal radius, putting them at risk for fracture, according to research in Osteoporosis International.

Using high-resolution peripheral quantitative CT (HR-pQCT) in a population-based study to measure bone geometry, density and microstructure in adults with and without a history of CHD, researchers also found the lower cortical volumetric BMD measurements were more prominent in women with heart disease than men.

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Saxenda linked to reduced body weight, improved metabolic control

July 2, 2015
Reduced body weight and improved metabolic control were found with once-daily subcutaneous Saxenda as an add-on to diet and exercise, according to recent study findings…
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Tight glucose control benefits cardiac surgery patients without diabetes

July 2, 2015
Postoperative morbidity in patients without diabetes undergoing cardiac surgery was reduced with perioperative initiation of intensive insulin therapy, according to…
David Kareken In the Journals

Alcohol triggers brain’s response to food aromas, increases caloric intake in women

July 2, 2015
Women who consume alcohol before a meal will eat more and have a different brain response to food aromas compared with women who do not drink alcohol, according to…
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Children’s waist circumference, BMI linked to secondhand smoke exposure

July 1, 2015
Long-term exposure to secondhand smoke in early childhood was associated with an increase in waist circumference and BMI by age 10, according to recent findings. Linda
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2 Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 2
Obesity Forum 2014 Highlights

This activity is supported by educational grants from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc; Eisai, Inc.; Novo Nordisk; Vivus, Inc.

Management of obesity is complex, factoring in psychological, environmental, and physiologic causes. Treatment options…
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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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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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