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Metabolic syndrome rate, severity in PCOS reduced following bariatric surgery

Metabolic syndrome rate, severity in PCOS reduced following bariatric surgery
May 28, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. — Bariatric surgery can improve cardiometabolic health in women with polycystic ovary syndrome and obesity, according to findings of a retrospective cohort study presented here.

McAnto Antony, MBBS, a second-year resident at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C., and colleagues evaluated data from Medstar facilities on 19 women with PCOS (mean age, 18.4 years; 53% black; 41% white; 6% Asian) who had undergone a bariatric surgical procedure. The most common procedure was gastric sleeve, followed by lap band with fewer Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, according to Antony. Researchers compared BMI, blood pressure, HbA1c, and triglyceride and HDL levels before and at least 6 months after surgery (mean time between surgery and follow-up, 7.9 months).

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Obesity linked with increased inflammatory markers in type 2 diabetes

May 28, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — High sensitivity C-reactive protein levels and white blood cell counts are increased in patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity, according to…
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Vitamin D deficiency may confer risk for retinopathy in diabetes

May 28, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients with diabetic retinopathy are more likely to have lower 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels vs. healthy controls, according to a speaker…
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Once-weekly levothyroxine effective hypothyroidism treatment in women

May 28, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Switching from a once-daily dose of levothyroxine to a once-weekly dose that is 7 times the amount of the daily dose is effective for treating…
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Neuroendocrine tumor presence increases B-lymphocyte stimulator levels

May 28, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients with neuroendocrine tumors are more likely to have increased B-lymphocyte stimulator levels compared with healthy controls, and these…
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