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Ethnic differences observed in lipids, lipoproteins for women with prediabetes, obesity

July 27, 2016

Black women with overweight or obesity and prediabetes have higher levels of HDL cholesterol and apolipoprotein A-I and larger HDL particle size vs. white women with overweight or obesity and prediabetes, yet experience more cardiovascular disease than their white counterparts, recent findings suggest.

“In the present study, HDL [cholesterol] and ApoA-I, the largest protein of HDL particle, regarded as a potent anti-atherogenic protein, were higher in [black] than [white] women,” wrote Trudy Gaillard, PhD, RN, CDE, assistant professor of clinical nursing at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, and Kwame Osei, MD, professor emeritus of medicine and exercise physiology in the division of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. “However, this apparent CVD benefit of HDL [cholesterol] and ApoA-I does not appear to occur in [black women].”

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Diabetes control improves with supervised self-monitoring

July 26, 2016
Patients with type 2 diabetes not treated with insulin who participated in a supervised web-based program to reinforce self-monitoring of blood glucose saw improvements…
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Stair climbing after meal decreases postprandial blood glucose in type 2 diabetes

July 26, 2016
In older adults with type 2 diabetes, 3 minutes of stair climbing 1 and 2 hours after a meal decreased postprandial blood glucose levels, according to recent findings…
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Iron deficiency seen with thyroid disorders during pregnancy

July 26, 2016
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Higher osteoprotegerin levels associated with foot ulcer in type 1 diabetes

July 26, 2016
In patients with type 1 diabetes, higher levels of the glycoprotein osteoprotegerin are associated with development of a foot ulcer, independent of other well-known risk…
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