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Elevated immunoglobins increase prediabetes risk in Chinese adults

June 21, 2017

Chinese adults with elevated levels of immunoglobins E and A are more likely to develop prediabetes compared with adults who have normal concentrations of the two antibodies, according to findings from a cross-sectional study.

“As the products of B cells, immunoglobins modulate various protective functions by binding antigens, interacting with specific receptors and immune mediators, and activating the complement [system],” Kaijun Niu, MD, PhD, of the Nutritional Epidemiology Institute and School of Public Health at Tianjin Medical University, China, and colleagues wrote. “Some immunoglobins induce proinflammatory responses while others play an anti-inflammatory role in inflammatory activities, which is an important contributor to insulin resistance.”

AMA supports efforts to improve substance abuse disorder coverage

June 21, 2017
Experts from four leading nonprofits in the addiction field have determined that existing legislation does not adequately protect insurance coverage of substance abuse…
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FDA commissioner calls for public input on lifting generic barriers

June 21, 2017
In introducing the FDA’s Drug Competition Action Plan, the commissioner announced his intent to assess ways FDA rules may be misused to create obstacles against…
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DEVOTE: Insulin degludec demonstrates CV safety, reduced risk for severe hypoglycemia

June 21, 2017
SAN DIEGO — In the DEVOTE cardiovascular outcomes trial, insulin degludec was noninferior to insulin glargine for the primary endpoint of major adverse…

CMS proposes rule to increase flexibility, reduce burdens

June 21, 2017
CMS recently issued a proposed rule to update the Quality Payment Program as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 to simplify reporting…
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Diabetic Retinopathy: Preferred Practice Patterns in Screening and Management

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Regeneron.

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a major cause of blindness among American adults aged 40 years and older. The prevalence…
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VIDEO: Cultural awareness provides opportunities for better care in gestational diabetes

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The Future of the Lipid Panel: An NLA Expert Discussion

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Quest Diagnostics, Inc.

Past-President of the National Lipid Association and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology, Dr. W…
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