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Eating More Red Meat Associated With Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Posted by dlife on Tue, Jun 18, 13, 01:35 PM 0 Comment

June 16, 2013 (Newswise) ? Eating more red meat over time is associated with an increased risk of type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in a follow-up of three studies of about 149,000 U.S. men and women, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication.

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FDA Allows Marketing of First A1c Test Labeled for Diagnosing Diabetes

Posted by dlife on Thu, May 30, 13, 10:15 AM 0 Comment

May 23, 2013 (FDA) ? Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it is allowing marketing of the COBAS INTEGRA 800 Tina-quant HbA1cDx assay (Tina-quant HbA1cDx assay) for the diagnosis of diabetes by health care professionals. This is the first HbA1c test that FDA has allowed to be marketed for this use.

The HbA1c tests, or A1c tests, currently on the market are FDA-cleared for monitoring a patient's blood glucose (sugar) control, but not for diagnosing diabetes

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Hypertension Traced to Source in Brain, Triggering New Paradigm for Hypertension Treatment

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jan 21, 13, 04:45 PM 0 Comment

December 17, 2012 (Newswise) ? When the heart works too hard, the brain may be to blame, says new Cornell University research that is changing how scientists look at high blood pressure (hypertension). The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation in November, traces hypertension

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Heart Calcium Scan Predictive of Diabetes-Related Death from Cardiovascular Disease

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jan 21, 13, 04:31 PM 0 Comment

December 20, 2012 (Newswise) ? People with Type 2 diabetes have two to four times the risk of cardiovascular disease compared to people without the disease. The best way for doctors to predict which diabetes patients are at the greatest risk for heart disease is to use a coronary artery calcium (CAC) test in addition to the most commonly used assessment tool, according to rese

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Hold the Diet Soda? Sweetened Drinks Linked to Depression, Coffee Tied to Lower Risk

Posted by dlife on Mon, Jan 21, 13, 04:14 PM 0 Comment

January 9, 2013 (Newswise) ? New research suggests that drinking sweetened beverages, especially diet drinks, is associated with an increased risk of depression in adults while drinking coffee was tied to a slightly lower risk. The study was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, March 16 to 23, 2013.

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