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Risks Of Sulfonylurea Drugs In The Treatment Of Diabetes Mellitus

Sulfonylurea drugs, used in the treatment of patients with diabetes mellitus to lower blood sugar levels, have been suspected since the 1970s of increasing cardiovascular mortality as well.

Roche Diagnostics Issues a Worldwide Voluntary Recall of Some of its ACCU-CHEK Aviva Meters

Roche Diagnostics has initiated a worldwide voluntary recall of specific ACCU-CHEK Aviva Meters because of the potential for an electronic malfunction which can cause the meter to report an erroneous result or shut down and no longer be used.

Darkness Unveils Vital Metabolic Fuel Switch Between Sugar And Fat, Provides New Research Target...

While their findings could provide new insight into mammalian hibernation, researchers note that the pivotal metabolic signal that emerged from the dark also presents a new target for obesity and type 2 diabetes research.

Study Could Lead To A Novel Strategy For Treating Obesity: Fatty-Acids

Results of study suggest that restoring fatty-acid levels in the brain may be a promising way to treat obesity.

Caloric Restriction Appears To Prevent Primary Aging In The Heart

Eating a very low-calorie yet nutritionally balanced diet is good for your heart. Studying heart function in members of an organization called the Caloric Restriction Society, investigators found that their hearts functioned like the hearts of much younger people.

Brain Plays Key Role In Diabetes Therapy

The brain plays a major role in the ability of insulin therapy to lower blood sugar in animals with diabetes, according to a new study.

3-Week Study Shows 50-Percent Reversal In Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes

Obese and overweight individuals suffering metabolic syndrome and Type 2 diabetes showed significant health improvements after only three weeks of diet and moderate exercise even though the participants remained overweight.

Inflammation May Be A Key Cause Of Diabetic Kidney Disease

Research on one promising new treatment uses a growing body of evidence that inflammation may be a key cause of diabetic kidney disease.

Study Shows A Low-Fat Vegan Diet Is Best For Healthy Slimming

Doctors suggest a new approach to weight loss based on a recent study showing that a low-fat vegan diet is an effective way to shed unwanted pounds.

FDA Warns About 2 Diabetes Drugs, Avandia and Avandamet

GlaxoSmithKline and FDA notified healthcare professionals about post-marketing reports of new onset and worsening diabetic macular edema for patients receiving rosiglitazone.

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