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Iron deficiency may increase HbA1c levels

May 25, 2015

Iron deficiency in adults with or without anemia may increase HbA1c levels, potentially leading to a misdiagnosis of type 2 diabetes, according to research in Diabetologia.

In a systematic review of studies that included measurements for HbA1c, glucose and at least one index of hematinic deficiency in adults without diabetes, researchers noted the presence of iron deficiency led to an increase in HbA1c when compared with controls, with no corresponding rise in blood glucose, rendering a diagnosis of diabetes unreliable without further tests.

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Obesity may predict bleeding during warfarin treatment

May 25, 2015
Adults with obesity have an elevated risk for bleeding while assigned warfarin therapy compared with adults who are normal weight, researchers reported at the American…

Couple donates $1 million to Foundation for Prader-Willi Research

May 24, 2015
Philanthropists Leon and Irina Shaulov contributed $1 million to the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research to support research programs and clinical initiatives in what…

Chief medical editor instated as president of the American College of Endocrinology

May 23, 2015
Endocrine Today’s Chief Medical Editor was recently inaugurated as president of the American College of Endocrinology at the AACE 24th Annual Scientific and…
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SCALE trials: Saxenda promotes weight loss, improves health-related quality of life

May 22, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The weight-loss drug Saxenda offers similar benefits across races and was shown to improve health-related quality of life, including physical function…
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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.

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VIDEO: Year in Pituitary Disease examines new developments

VIDEO: Year in Pituitary Disease examines new developments

May 20, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In this video exclusive, Mark Molitch, MD, discusses a number of new developments in…
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Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

Real-world Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy

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Anti-VEGF is well established as first-line therapy for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) and age-related…
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