Study: Obamacare Improving Management of Diabetes and Other Conditions

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Study shows major positive benefits from improved diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases, like diabetes, resulting from the expansion of health insurance coverage due to the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

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Statins Raise Aggression in Women, Lower it in Men

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Can statins be causing aggressive behavior in women – and does age make a difference in the level of aggression? See what a new study reveals about behavior in women and men using statins, which are a highly prescribed cholesterol drug.

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Short-Term Memory Loss Due to Statin Drugs Not Likely

Statins and Memory Loss

Researchers have examined the link between statins, which are cholesterol-lowering drugs, and memory impairment. Findings suggests that statin users need not worry about an affect on their memory.

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Are Statins Causing Diabetes? Disturbing Link Found.

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Patients that were prescribed statins were 87% more likely to develop diabetes, even though they were free of heart disease, diabetes, and other severe chronic disease prior to using statins.

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Popular Cholesterol Drug Activates the Same Receptors as Medical Marijuana

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New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that fenofibrate activates cannabinoid receptors and may become a viable treatment option for relieving pain, stimulating appetite, reducing nausea and preventing depression.

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Statin Guidelines Missing Middle-Age Patients, Over Targeting Seniors

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The new guidelines for cholesterol-lowering statins in people with heart disease risk excludes middle-aged adults who could benefit most, and leads to over-prescribing seniors and older adults, according to a new study. [Read more…]

Onion Extract Lowers High Blood Glucose and Cholesterol Levels When Combined with Metformin

Onion extract, diabetes and cholesterol

According to a new study, the extract of onion bulb strongly lowered high blood glucose and total cholesterol levels when given with the antidiabetic drug metformin.
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People Who Inherit Cholesterol Disorder Have Lower Rate of Diabetes

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Rates of type 2 diabetes in people with familial hypercholesterolemia (a genetic disorder characterized by high low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels) was lower than their unaffected relatives.
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Pesticide Exposure in Womb Linked to Slow Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes

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Common Heart Drug’s Link to Diabetes Found by Researchers

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