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Early basal insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes achieves glycemic control better than sitagliptin, but with greater risk of hypoglycemia

mdCurrent Conference Report: 72nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association Adding basal insulin (insulin glargine) as a second-line treatment after metformin is superior to adding sitagliptin in achieving glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to study data presented at the 72nd Annual (2012) Scientific Sessions… 

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A low-fat diet may help curb metabolic syndrome risk in women

Metabolic syndrome is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. The diagnosis is made based on the presence of 3 or more of the following clinical signs: waist circumference of 88 cm or more; serum triglycerides of 1.7 mmol/L or more; blood pressure of 130/85 mmHg or… 

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Adequate folic acid and vitamin B12 intake could help reduce vascular disease risk in Indian patients

Elevated plasma homocysteine levels (hyperhomocysteinemia) are increasingly considered to be an important marker for cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially in Indians. The relevance of this finding is highlighted by reports that suggest mortality attributable to CVD is rising in India—and is expected to continue to rise—by 103% in men and by… 

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Exenatide better than glimepiride as second option after metformin in type 2 diabetes

mdCurrent Conference Report: 72nd Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association A recent study found that adding exenatide twice daily is superior to glimepiride once daily to achieve glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes who can’t achieve control on metformin. “These results are important because they highlight… 

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Pistachios may reduce blood pressure in patients with dyslipidemia

Nut consumption is associated with significant reductions in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and mortality. Now, a recent study has found that a diet containing 1 serving per day of pistachios reduced systolic blood pressure by an average of 4.8 mmHg compared with a control diet. Furthermore, 2 servings of pistachios… 

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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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Physicians play a pivotal role in preventing, managing pediatric obesity and hypertension

Recent data show that weights of children in India’s upper socioeconomic classes have risen when compared with earlier reports, with a median weight at all ages of 4 kg more than children 2 decades earlier. This trend aligns with reports of increasing overweight and obesity in children across the world…. 

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