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Diabetes risk higher for middle-aged adults who habitually stay up late

April 1, 2015

Diabetes, metabolic syndrome and sarcopenia were more likely to develop in people who prefer late nights than in early risers, even with the same amount of sleep, according to recent study findings.

“Regardless of lifestyle, people who stayed up late faced a higher risk of developing health problems like diabetes or reduced muscle mass than those who were early risers,” Nan Hee Kim, MD, PhD, of Korea University College of Medicine, said in a press release. “This could be caused by night owls’ tendency to have poorer sleep quality and to engage in unhealthy behaviors like smoking, late-night eating and a sedentary lifestyle.”

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ATA updates treatment guidelines for medullary thyroid carcinoma

April 1, 2015
The American Thyroid Association released updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of medullary thyroid carcinoma, in the first revision of the original…
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Researcher: Vitiligo comorbidities include thyroid disease, alopecia, psoriasis and lupus

March 31, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — In this video, Iltefat Hamzavi, MD, FAAD, senior staff physician at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, discusses research he presented vitiligo and…
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Many parents fail to recognize signs of childhood obesity

March 31, 2015
Parents of children with obesity may be unable to recognize that their child is overweight unless they are at extreme levels of obesity, according to research in the…
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Cardiorespiratory fitness associated with better glycemic control

March 31, 2015
Cardiorespiratory fitness appears to be correlated with clinical markers of glycemic control, with high HbA1c, high fasting glucose and impaired oral glucose tolerance…
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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from the American Beverage Association.

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Researcher looks at relationship between atopic dermatitis, obesity and cardiovascular disease

March 30, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — In this video, Jonathan I. Silverberg, MD, PhD, MPH, discusses studies examining cardiovascular…
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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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