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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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Patient-reported severe hypoglycemia increases mortality risk

For the first time ever, a newly published retrospective study has established a significant correlation between patient-reported severe hypoglycemia and increased mortality in patients with diabetes. Key Point: Patients with diabetes who self-report severe episodes of hypoglycemia have a higher risk of mortality. It’s important to question them about hypoglycemic… 

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Omega-3 fatty acid supplements do not lower risk of major cardiovascular outcomes

Various clinical guidelines and government bodies recommend supplementation with omega-3 fatty acid supplements for cardiovascular-related indications ranging from triglyceride lowering to cardiovascular risk modification to preventive treatment following myocardial infarction. However, despite popular belief and practice, a recently published systematic review and meta-analysis found that supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty… 

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Study underscores need for stroke symptom screening in patients with diabetes

A recent population-based study found that it may be a good idea to routinely screen patients with diabetes for stroke symptoms. That’s because the analysis found that nearly 1 in 4 people with diabetes reported stroke symptoms—and the presence of these symptoms with no physician diagnosis of stroke have been… 

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Cardiovascular risk factors vary within Indian ethnic subgroups

Great ethnic disparity in cardiovascular risk factors was identified between 2 Indian ethnic subgroups, a recent study found. More research is needed to identify conventional risk factors for this and other complex diseases.  “There are huge differences even within India, as it is a heterogeneous country.” -V. Mohan, MD, FRCP,… 

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Type 2 diabetes screening in at-risk patients may not decrease mortality risk

Population-based screening for type 2 diabetes in at-risk patients did not decrease the risk of diabetes-related mortality within 10 years, a recently published study found. Additionally, neither cardiovascular nor all-cause mortality risk was reduced. Key Point: Population-based diabetes screening did not decrease diabetes-related or all-cause mortality within 10 years in… 

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Mortality rates associated with influenza A H1N1 pandemic greater than previously estimated

A greater number of worldwide deaths were associated with the 2009 influenza A H1N1 virus pandemic than previously estimated, according to a recently published modeling study.
Pandemics associated with influenza tend to cause a higher number of deaths due to variable causes as compared with (more)

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