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Iodine deficiency, excessive iodine intake prevalent in children in Brazil

May 23, 2016

The presence of iodine deficiency in school-aged children may be, in part, due to socioeconomic factors and lack of education about the nutritional importance of iodine, according to study findings.

In the cross-sectional study, Helton E. Ramos, MD, PhD, of the department of bioregulation at the Federal University of Bahia in Brazil, and colleagues evaluated data from 1,419 children (mean age, 11 years) from 17 schools (70.6% urban; 29.4% rural) in Bahia to assess iodine nutritional status, household food security, socioeconomic and demographic characteristics.

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EndoBarrier results in weight loss, reduced HbA1c in obese patients with type 2 diabetes

May 23, 2016
SAN DIEGO — Obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus achieved significant weight loss and improved glucose control with the EndoBarrier duodeno–jejunal…
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Diabetes increases risk for community-acquired pneumonia

May 23, 2016
Patients with diabetes are more likely to develop community-acquired pneumonia, experience longer hospital stays and have higher mortality rates than those without the…
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Boys with cryptorchidism have smaller postpubertal testicular size vs. healthy controls

May 23, 2016
Boys with congenital cryptorchidism appear to have similar pubertal timing but reduced postpubertal testicular size compared with normally developing boys, suggesting…
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Low vitamin D levels linked to higher total body fat

May 23, 2016
In older adults without cardiometabolic disease, low levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D are associated with higher total body fat percentage, according to recent study…
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New Treatment Paradigms for Diabetic Retinopathy: Current Status and Applications for Practice

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Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United…
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VIDEO: PCKS9 inhibitors effective for reducing CV risk

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Avoiding “Loss of Chance”…Improving the Screening, Treatment, and Referral of Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy

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Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United…
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