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Insulin has neutral effect on cardiovascular disease, cancer when used early in type 2 diabetes

mdCurrent Conference Report: 72nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association Basal insulin in patients with prediabetes or newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes has no effect on cardiovascular disease events over a median follow-up of 6.2 years, according to a recent study. An estimated 62 million people nationwide are… 

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Interventions can reverse clustering of hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors

The Indian population is particularly susceptible to cardiovascular (CV) risk factors such as visceral adiposity and insulin resistance. However, few large studies have examined CV risk factors in the Indian population. An understanding the clustering of risk factors can provide vital clues for prevention and treatment. In a recent cross-sectional… 

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Elderly hypertensive patients with cardiovascular disease may benefit from combination antihypertensive therapy

Adding a second antihypertensive medication appears to be more beneficial than increasing the dose of a single antihypertensive in reducing all-cause mortality cardiovascular outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). This was the main finding of a recent randomized trial that sought to determine the efficacy of high-dose angiotensin receptor… 

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Age-based coronary artery disease study supports the case for Indian-specific lipid management guidelines

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Researchers in Northern India have found that patients ≤45 years diagnosed with coronary artery disease (CAD) have higher lipid levels than CAD patients aged 55 to 75 years, according to a recently published study. “Our study reconfirms that the mean lipid levels in North Indian patients inflicted with CAD are… 

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Pilot program in Tamil Nadu focuses on acute care of ST-elevation myocardial infarction

A treatment plan for the acute care of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has been launched within a large rural district of Tamil Nadu, India. Taking advantage of recent changes, such as the GVK EMRI ambulance system and the government insurance program in Tamil Nadu, the program’s early data demonstrate… 

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Shifting strategies needed to curb noncommunicable diseases in India

An estimated 5.2 million deaths per year in India are caused by noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and the number is expected to grow in the coming decades. “Physicians have an important role to play—not only as caregivers but also as counselors, educators, and community leaders. They can convey the message that… 

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Meta-analyses: Aspirin’s utility in chronic kidney disease isn’t clear

An increase in the risk of bleeding may nullify the benefits of antiplatelet therapy in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a pair of meta-analyses. The evidence from clinical trials included in the meta-analyses is of low quality, the authors reported, with numerous limitations. “Bleeding hazards and lack… 

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