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Anti-TNF-a therapy may improve bone density, structure in children with Crohn’s disease

May 6, 2015

Children and adolescents with Crohn’s disease who received anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha therapy showed rapid improvement in trabecular bone mineral density and cortical structure besides improvements in disease activity, according to research in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

The 12-month prospective cohort study also showed a significant increase in bone biomarker levels, which were strongly linked to improvements seen in bone density, structure and height, according to researchers.

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C-peptide, islet autoantibodies may predict severe hypoglycemia risk

May 6, 2015
During intensification of type 2 diabetes treatment, the risk for severe hypoglycemia may be predicted by the biomarkers C-peptide and islet autoantibodies, according to…
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Survival worse in lung recipients of donors with diabetes

May 6, 2015
SEATTLE — Patients who received a single lung transplantation from a donor with diabetes were at a significantly increased risk for mortality compared with lung…
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Mixed experiences, challenges common 6 years after gastric bypass surgery

May 6, 2015
Patients who undergo laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery report negative effects in the years after the procedure, including personality changes, social challenges…
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Insulin resistance increases CVD risk in postmenopausal women without diabetes

May 5, 2015
Postmenopausal women with measures of insulin resistance or impaired fasting glucose have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease even if they do not have diabetes…
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Obesity Consults

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

Several pharmacologic options for the management of obesity have been approved by the US FDA, giving clinicians a range…
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VIDEO: Diet and lifestyle changes are key to managing PCOS

VIDEO: Diet and lifestyle changes are key to managing PCOS

April 27, 2015
PHILADELPHIA — Angela Grassi, MS, RD, LDN, founder of the PCOS Nutrition Center in Philadelphia, explains that…
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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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