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Women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to develop heart disease and heart failure in later life, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Clinicians increasingly recognise that women who have had gestational hypertension...
Use of continuous combined oral contraceptives may be effective in reducing bone mass loss in women with premature ovarian insufficiency, according to a study published in Menopause. Lívia B. Carvalho Gazarra, MD, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil, and colleagues compared the use of...
By Eric Ramos CHICAGO -- June 25, 2020 -- A single duodenal mucosal resurfacing (DMR) procedure safely elicits durable, clinically significant glycaemic improvements through 48 weeks post-treatment in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes, according to a study presented at the Virtual 80th...
By Eric Ramos CHICAGO -- June 25, 2020 -- Pancreas transplantation provides better glycaemic control than islet transplantation in patients with type 1 diabetes who have persistent hypoglycaemia despite treatment, according to a study presented at the Virtual 80th Scientific Sessions of the...
Heart failure development, at any year since type 2 diabetes diagnosis, was associated with the highest 5-year absolute and relative risk of death, and decrease in lifespan within 5 years, when compared with development of other cardiovascular or renal diagnoses, according to a study published in...
By Eric Ramos CHICAGO -- June 23, 2020 -- Among patients who were randomised to receive empagliflozin in the Empagliflozin, Cardiovascular Outcomes, and Mortality in Type 2 Diabetes (EMPA-REG OUTCOME) trial, the benefit of empagliflozin in reducing the risk of hospitalisation for heart failure (...
By Eric Ramos CHICAGO -- June 22, 2020 -- An electronic algorithm-based decision support system (GlucoTab) improved glycaemic control in hospitalised patients with type 2 diabetes who required insulin therapy, according to a study presented at the Virtual 80th Scientific Sessions of the American...
Combining more healthy lifestyle behaviours was associated with substantially lower risk for Alzheimer’s disease in a study that included data from nearly 3,000 research participants, published in Neurology. Those who adhered to 4 or all of 5five specified healthy behaviours were found to have a...
By Chris Berrie CEPAGATTI, Italy -- June 16, 2020 -- Apabetalone reduces the risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) by 50% versus placebo in patients with type 2 diabetes, recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS), and chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study presented at the 2020...
People living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are at greater risk of suffering hip and non-vertebral fractures, according to a study published in the journal Bone. The risk was greater in people with type 1 diabetes compared with people with type 2 diabetes; however, insulin use and length of time...

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