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DASH diet improves metabolic profile, BMI in PCOS

March 27, 2017

A low-calorie diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products resulted in beneficial effects on BMI, insulin metabolism, free androgen index, anti-Müllerian hormone, sex hormone-binding globulin, nitric oxide and malondialdehyde levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome and overweight or obesity, study data show.

Zatollah Asemi, PhD, of the department of nutrition, Kashan University of Medical Sciences in Iran, and colleagues randomly assigned women with PCOS and overweight or obesity to a low-calorie Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet (n = 30) or a control diet (n = 30) for 12 weeks to determine the effect of each diet on weight loss, anti-Müllerian hormone levels and metabolic profiles.

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Intermittent sitting reduces inflammatory lipids in diabetes

March 27, 2017
Interrupting sitting with light walks or simple resistance activities reduced lipids associated with inflammation among adults with type 2 diabetes, according to
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Higher outdoor temperatures associated with IGT, diabetes incidence

March 27, 2017
A rise in temperatures across the United States and globally may be driving an increase in both diabetes incidence and impaired glucose tolerance worldwide, according to…

Canadian Obesity Network calls for media to consider how obesity is portrayed

March 26, 2017
The Canadian Obesity Network and partner Novo Nordisk are requesting a reexamination of how people with obesity are characterized in the media. Specifically, the…

Trials begun to evaluate empagliflozin for treatment of HF

March 25, 2017
Two trials begun to study empagliflozin for the treatment of adults with HF with or without type 2 diabetes, according to a press release from Boehringer Ingelheim and…
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Practical Lipidology®: Volume 3, Number 1

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The reduction of low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) is recognized as the primary strategy for decreasing…
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Diabetic Retinopathy: Preferred Practice Patterns in Screening and Management

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Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a major cause of blindness among American adults aged 40 years and older. The prevalence…
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