Tag: Type 2 Diabetes

Lifestyle Changes Help Prediabetic Women Live Longer

June 11, 1012 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) — Long-term lifestyle intervention (diet, exercise, or both) helps women with impaired glucose tolerance live longer, according to the results of a study presented here at the American Diabetes Association 72nd Scientific Sessions. The same cannot be said for men, the researchers reported. “The reasons for the difference in the…

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Top Medical News Stories of 2011

1. FDA Calls for Simvastatin Limits The FDA played a role in most of this year’s top news stories, starting with a June 8 recommendation that physicians restrict prescribing high doses of the cholesterol medication simvastatin (Zocor, Merck) because of a risk for muscle damage. The FDA drug safety communication states that physicians should limit using the…

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Women With High Vitamin D Had Lower Risk for Early-Onset AMD

High vitamin D blood levels appear to be associated with a decreased risk for the development of early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among women younger than 75 years, according to the results of a study reported in the April issue of theArchives of Ophthalmology. “…AMD, a chronic, late-onset disease that results in degeneration of the…

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Early Pregnancy Obesity Linked to Fetal and Infant Death

Early pregnancy obesity is significantly associated with fetal and infant death, independent of congenital anomalies and maternal pregestational diabetes, according to the results of a cohort study reported online April 5 in Human Reproduction. “We are the first investigators to examine the continuous relationship between BMI [body mass index] and foetal and infant deaths,” said lead…

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More Evidence Folic Acid Prevents Birth Defects

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new study finds that South Carolina’s rate of spina bifida and similar birth defects fell substantially after more women began taking folic acid — adding to evidence of the B vitamin’s benefits during pregnancy. Since 1998, the U.S. has required manufacturers to add folic acid to enriched flours, breads,…

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