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High estrogen levels could be a new predictor of ischemic arterial disease in postmenopausal women

High levels of 17β-estradiol in the plasma of postmenopausal women were associated with an increased risk of ischemic arterial disease, according to a recent prospective cohort study. High estradiol levels are known to correlate with cardiovascular risk factors such as obesity, abnormal blood lipids, and diabetes. According to the Indian… 

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Recommendations focus on managing thyroid disease in pregnancy

Treating thyroid disease during pregnancy can benefit the mother, fetus, and the intellectual development of the child, according to the introduction to the newest guidelines from the American Thyroid Association Task Force on Thyroid Disease During Pregnancy and Postpartum. Of particular concern is detecting and treating subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), in… 

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New mechanisms of hypertension in pregnancy help determine patients at risk

A new review sheds some light on some of the potential metabolic and endocrine causes of preeclampsia, which is one of the most common conditions complicating pregnancy. Preeclampsia, which is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine, can cause strokes, kidney and liver damage, and death. “Endothelial… 

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Not all oral type 2 diabetes medications are created equally; advice for starting monotherapy

While all of the oral medications approved to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) effectively lower blood glucose, each medication’s effects on other clinical events vary. The costs of these drugs also vary. A recent study of 254,973 T2DM patients who were newly initiated on oral hypoglycemic monotherapy examined prescribing… 

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Higher BMI, maternal age increase risk of gestational diabetes in South Asian women

A retrospective analysis has found that advanced maternal age and increased body mass index (BMI) each increase the risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM); notably, these effects are more pronounced in women of South Asian descent. This study is the first in the current literature to examine the interaction… 

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