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Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation does not affect insulin resistance in PCOS

July 25, 2016

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome likely receive no benefit from daily omega-3 fatty acid supplementation, according to a meta-analysis of three randomized controlled trials.

“Reducing the levels of serum insulin and increasing insulin sensitivity are considered to be of paramount importance for therapeutic targets in PCOS,” Alirez Sadeghi, of the department of cellular and molecular nutrition at the School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, and colleagues wrote. “Omega-3 fatty acids may lead to insulin sensitivity by producing and secreting anti-inflammatory adipokines, such as adiponectin, and also through reducing inflammation and proinflammatory cytokines. Although it is said that omega-3 fatty acids have positive effects on insulin resistance, various studies have indicated contradictory results.”

Flu vaccination reduces respiratory, CV hospitalizations for patients with diabetes

July 25, 2016
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Lymphocytic thyroiditis yields high prevalence of benign cervical lymph nodes

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Orphan drug status granted for therapy to prevent post-transplantation pancreatic islet loss

July 25, 2016
The FDA granted an orphan drug designation to Araim Pharmaceuticals for its Innate Repair Receptor activator ARA 290, according to a press release. ARA 290 is intended…
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HPS2-THRIVE analysis: Adding niacin with laropiprant to statin reduced survival, increased costs

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Quality of life-adjusted survival was reduced and hospital costs rose due to the addition of extended-release niacin with laropiprant to statin-based therapy, according…
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Navigating a New Era of Personalized Type 2 Diabetes Care: Taking the Road Less Traveled

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VIDEO: SGLT2 inhibitors function as ‘diuretic for glucose’

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Diabetic Retinopathy: The Importance of Early Screening, Referral, and Management

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