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World’s Largest Cholesterol-Lowering Trial Reveals Massive Benefits for High-Risk Patients

Around a third of all heart attacks and strokes can be avoided in people at risk of vascular disease by using statin drugs to lower blood cholesterol levels – irrespective of the person’s age or sex, and even if their cholesterol levels do not seem high.

Rapid Infant Weight Gain May Predict Childhood Obesity

Researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia find that rapid rates of weight gain during infancy could be linked to obesity later in childhood.

Immune System Discovery May Lead to Preventive Therapy For Diabetes

By manipulating a cell that controls the immune system’s response to infections, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and their colleague have prevented the onset of diabetes in mice predisposed to the disease. The finding one day may lead to the development of a preventive therapy for people at risk for type 1 diabetes.

Study Finds Colesevelam Effective in Reducing LDL Cholesterol

Colesevelam hydrochloride appears to be an effective lipid-lowering agent that significantly reduces low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, according to a study published in the October issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

Unique UNC Study Confirms Suspected Worldwide Epidemic of Childhood Obesity

Twenty-five of every 100 U.S. children are either overweight or obese, but children from other major nations are beginning to weigh too much as well, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study concludes. Sixteen percent of Russian youths are overweight or downright fat, and the figure for Chinese children is 7 percent.

Nurses Health Study Links Dietary Glycemic Load with Cardiovascular Risk Factors

A study by Liu et al. strengthens the evidence that glycemic load, a measure of carbohydrate intake, can predict cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, especially in those who are insulin resistant.

Nearly Two-thirds of GPs are Unaware that Insulin Resistance, a Fundamental Cause of Type...

While GPs’ understanding of the definition of insulin resistance is excellent (85% know it is the inability of the body to respond to its own insulin), the number of patients that it affects is being greatly underestimated.

Sharp Drop In Stress Hormones May Set Stage For Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis After Pregnancy

A sharp drop in stress hormones after giving birth to a child may predispose some women to develop certain conditions in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues.

Finding of Key Blood Sugar controller Could Yield New Diabetes Drugs

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute researchers have discovered the long-sought molecular "switch" that regulates the liver’s production of glucose.

New Study Shows Targeted Lifestyle Changes Could Turn the Tide Aganst Diabetes and Heart...

World-first research at the University of Otago in New Zealand could help reverse the world-wide epidemic of diabetes and significantly reduce heart disease. Results show a 20% improvement in the body’s ability to use insulin.

Diabetes Control Falling Short Among African Americans

According to a new study, behavioral changes and improved preventive measures are required to rein in poorly controlled blood sugar and cholesterol in African Americans with diabetes.

Herbal Oils May Enhance Insulin Sensitivity and Lower Blood Pressure in Diabetic Rats

Research at Georgetown University Medical Center has found that a combination of naturally occurring edible oils may be effective in treating Type II diabetes.

Grant Will Enable New Mouse Models of Kidney and Heart Disease Complications of Diabetes

The Mouse Models of Diabetic Complications Consortium group at Duke University Medical Center has received a five-year grant totaling more than $3.5 million from the NIH to create new mouse models for diabetic kidney and heart disease.

Age-old Drug Points To Potential New Treatments for Type 2 Diabetes

An age-old drug may point to a brand new way to treat type 2 diabetes, according to scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center and the University of California in San Diego (UCSD).

More People Are Hospitalized For Stroke, But Fewer Strokes Are Fatal

The number of Americans who are hospitalized for stroke continues to increase, but the death rate is declining, according to a recent report.

Diabetes Drug Recall: Glyburide Tablets

FDA announces a voluntary recall of Micronase lots, Glyburide Tablets

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