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Exercise provides strong protection against developing diabetes in older men

Men aged 60 to 79 years who start or maintain at least moderate physical activity are afforded strong protection against developing type 2 diabetes, a recently published population-based study found. Additionally, even light exercise reduces the risk of new-onset diabetes by approximately 50%, particularly in overweight and obese men. Key… 

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Study sparks controversy about benefits of smoking cessation at age 60 years or older

A recently published systematic review and meta-analysis found that being a smoker, whether former or current, is associated with all-cause mortality in people who are aged 60 years and older. However, at least one expert in global health says that the study may overestimate the hazards of past smoking and… 

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Risk of bleeding with daily aspirin may offset benefit in low-risk patients

Chronic use of low-dose aspirin, defined as 300 mg/day or less, is associated with an increased risk of major gastrointestinal (GI) or cerebral bleeding, a recent review of administrative data found. Patients with diabetes also were found to have a high rate of bleeding, irrespective of aspirin use. Key Point:… 

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Economic development, healthcare infrastructure influence hyperlipidemia risk in patients with cardiovascular disease

A recent cohort study published in Circulation found that indices of economic development and health-system performance in different countries were found to significantly impact the odds of elevated total cholesterol in patients with hyperlipidemia and a history of cardiovascular disease. Prevalence of coronary heart disease is on the rise in… 

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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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