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2012-07-17 14:21:16

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVUS) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Qsymia(TM) (pronounced Kyoo sim ee' uh) as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adult patients with an initial body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater (obese), or 27 or greater (overweight) in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbidity, such as hypertension,...

2012-07-10 10:25:50

LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As a pioneer in leading edge and less invasive bariatric techniques such as sleeve gastrectomy, Dr. Michael Feiz has been championing the benefits of weight loss surgery throughout his career. Now, a series of studies being presented at medical conferences in California and Texas are suggesting that the reasons for obtaining the surgery may go well beyond simply reducing the size of a patient's waistline. Specifically, one study presented recently...

Good News About The GI Of Rice
2012-07-09 11:33:16

Research analysing 235 types of rice from around the world has found its glycemic index (GI) varies from one type of rice to another with most varieties scoring a low to medium GI. This finding is good news because it not only means rice can be part of a healthy diet for the average consumer, it also means people with diabetes, or at risk of diabetes, can select the right rice to help maintain a healthy, low GI diet. The study found that the GI of rice ranges from a low of 48 to a high...

2012-07-05 06:33:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Injections, blood sugar awareness, and constant finger pricking--these are all things someone who suffers from type-2 diabetes has to deal with. Researchers say, now they may have to worry about bladder cancer, too. An increased risk of bladder cancer is linked to the use of pioglitazone (a type of thiazolidinedione), a medication commonly used to treat type-2 diabetes. People with type-2 diabetes are at risk of several types of cancer, including a 40% increased risk...

2012-06-29 02:23:52

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: LXRX) announced today the publication of results from two initial trials of LX4211 in patients with type 2 diabetes in the online edition of the journal Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics. The paper, containing results from both trials, is entitled, "LX4211, a Dual SGLT1/SGLT2 Inhibitor, Improved Glycemic Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes in a Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial," and will...

2012-06-28 23:01:41

A new ground breaking study which included a researcher from the Mayo Clinic Arizona found that diabetes can still return after gastric bypass surgery. Grand Terrace, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 In a recent study led by Dr. Yessica Ramos of the Mayo Clinic Arizona, researchers announced that even after gastric bypass surgery, diabetes can still return to a patient after a certain period of time. Typically, gastric bypass surgery has been found to reverse the disease of diabetes. But in this...

2012-06-26 10:24:47

Study shows potential weight-loss medication helps overweight patients with diabetes SILVER SPRING, Md., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study on the effects of lorcaserin, a drug recently recommended for approval by an FDA advisory panel for the treatment of obesity, was just published in the scientific journal Obesity. The journal is published by The Obesity Society (TOS), the leading scientific organization in North America dedicated to the study of obesity. Authors...

Doctors Requested To Calculate BMI Of Their Patients
2012-06-26 09:26:06

John Neumann for redOrbit.com Do you assume your weight is within an acceptable range if your doctor doesn´t bring it up? A government panel renewed a recommendation for every adult to be screened for obesity during checkups, suggesting more physicians should be routinely calculating their patients´ body mass index (BMI). “We found that some weight-loss programs do work, and often the gateway to finding the right program can be through your physician,” David...

2012-06-25 23:25:24

An experimental drug helped significantly more overweight patients with diabetes shed pounds, compared with placebo, a new study finds. The results will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. "This new medication is promising because of the amount of weight loss it produces, the resultant improvement in important risk factors for diabetes, and, particularly in the lower dose studied, in its tolerability," said study lead author Donna H. Ryan, M.D.,...

2012-06-25 23:24:22

Type 2 diabetes often reverses after modified weight loss surgery, especially when the duration of diabetes is less than 10 years, a new study finds. The results will be presented Tuesday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. "Modified bariatric surgery such as sleeve gastrectomy should be considered at an earlier stage of Type 2 diabetes, rather than as a last resort," said the senior investigator, Kirtikumar Modi, MD, an endocrinologist at Medwin Hospital, Hyderabad,...