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Childhood BMI linked to early ischemic stroke

August 23, 2017

Increases in BMI during childhood and above-average BMI in childhood was associated with the age a person had an ischemic stroke, according to findings recently published in JAMA Neurology.

“Studies investigating the associations between childhood BMI and adult ischemic stroke have shown inconsistent results,” Line K. Gjaerde, MD, of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research in Denmark and colleagues wrote. “Because the prevalence of childhood obesity is high in many countries, it is important to clarify the association between childhood BMI and risk of adult ischemic stroke, especially at younger adult ages, to justify earlier targeted prevention.”

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ADA updates position statement on hypertension in diabetes

August 23, 2017
For most patients with diabetes and hypertension, a combination of in-clinic and home-based blood pressure monitoring, a BP target of less than 140/90 mm Hg…
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Stimulant use predicts higher BMI trajectory in children with ADHD

August 23, 2017
Children with ADHD prescribed stimulant therapy before fifth grade are more likely to have a higher BMI in early adolescence than children who do not receive medication…
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Nonhormonal therapies recommended for menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

August 23, 2017
Women who experience clinical manifestations of estrogen deficiency during or after breast cancer treatment should consider lifestyle modification and nonpharmacologic…
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Thyroid nodule growth not linked with non-nodular tissue growth

August 23, 2017
The growth of thyroid nodules was not associated with the growth of surrounding thyroid tissue, according to researchers in Italy. Based on their findings, they propose
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Avoiding “Loss of Chance”… Improving the Screening, Treatment, and Referral of Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy

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Diabetic Retinopathy: Preferred Practice Patterns in Screening and Management

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