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Study suggests genetic link between obesity, major depression

October 18, 2017

Phenotypic associations between atypical depression symptoms and obesity-related traits may be due to shared pathophysiologic mechanisms in major depressive disorder.

“In the past decade, evidence has emerged suggesting that the link between depression and immunometabolic dysregulations is stronger, or specific, for [major depressive disorder (MDD)] with atypical features, such as increased appetite and/or weight and hypersomnia,” Yuri Milaneschi, PhD, of Vrije Universiteit Medical Center and GGZ inGeest, Amsterdam, and colleagues wrote. “Other clinical characteristics linked to atypical depression are preponderance of female sex, earlier age at onset and higher severity.”

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Stain therapy increases risk for incident diabetes in high-risk adults

October 18, 2017
Adults with prediabetes who participated in the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study were more likely to develop incident type 2 diabetes if they initiated statin…
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Neurodevelopment unaffected by maternal iodine supplementation

October 18, 2017
In iodine-deficient pregnant women, supplementation with daily oral iodine did not affect the neurodevelopment of offspring at age 5 to 6 years, according to findings…

Report: Positive trends in CHD, stroke deaths reversing

October 18, 2017
Evidence suggests that declines in death rates from CHD and stroke observed since 2000 have lessened since 2011, according to a report published by the National Forum…
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Malignant thyroid nodules grow faster than benign nodules

October 18, 2017
Malignant thyroid nodules are more likely to grow at least 2 mm per year and increase in volume compared with benign thyroid nodules, according to findings published in…
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Rapid Response from Austin: Expanding Options in Type 2 Diabetes Management

This activity is supported by educational grants from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.

Approximately 150 million people worldwide have diabetes mellitus and this number is expected to double by 2025…
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Innovations in Insulin: New Opportunities to Individualize Therapy

Presented by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Novo Nordisk Inc.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly.

Vivian A. Fonseca, MD, and Jonathan D. Leffert, MD, combine their expertise and discuss emerging concepts, treatment…
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