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2012-07-27 06:30:47

(Ivanhoe newswire) - Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. While research has shown that increasing the amount of n-3 fatty acids within your diet could help lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, a new research shows that might not be all true. The new blind, randomized, placebo study looked at 12,536 patients of at least 50 years of age with a high risk for cardiovascular events that has impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, or diabetes....

2012-06-08 11:00:15

Studies suggest greater danger, but risk appears to vary by definition Millions of pre-diabetic Americans may be at increased risk of future stroke, say researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine in a new meta-analysis of epidemiological studies, but the precise degree of that threat is confounded by differing medical definitions and factors that remain unknown or unmeasured. "The immediate implication of our findings is that people with pre-diabetes...

2012-06-08 10:34:25

Research: Effect of pre-diabetes on future risk of stroke: meta-analysis editorial: Pre-diabetes as a contributor to stroke Millions of people suffering from pre-diabetes may be at a higher risk of stroke, a study published on bmj.com today suggests. Pre-diabetes is characterized by higher than normal blood glucose levels that, if left untreated, develops into type 2 diabetes. The scale of the problem is enormous and growing, with an estimated 79 million people in the US and 7 million...

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2011-05-26 08:35:00

Unexpected increases in blood sugar levels may be caused by the combination use of an anti-depressant medication and a cholesterol lowering drug, according to researchers. A study conducted at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University and Harvard Medical School discovered that the antidepressant drug marketed as Paxil, when taken together with Pravachol, a cholesterol-lowering medication, resulted in a spike in blood glucose level, even though the similar side effect...

2011-05-25 21:02:05

A widely used combination of two common medications may cause unexpected increases in blood glucose levels, according to a study conducted at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University and Harvard Medical School. Researchers were surprised at the finding because neither of the two drugs "” one, an antidepressant marketed as Paxil, and the other, a cholesterol-lowering medication called Pravachol "” has a similar effect alone. The increase is more pronounced...

2011-02-24 17:41:09

Researchers call for routine testing after finding elevated levels in a quarter of non-diabetic patients A two-country hospital study of 808 elderly patients found a strong association between high, undiagnosed blood glucose in non-diabetic patients and increased hospital death rates, according to the March issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice. Researchers are now calling for routine blood glucose testing of elderly patients when they are admitted to hospital. The...

2011-02-15 14:39:11

Individuals who have higher blood glucose levels and poorer control of those levels over time appear more likely to develop eye-related complications 10 years later, according to a report in the February issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The high blood glucose levels accompanying diabetes are known to be associated with microvascular complications, including the eye condition retinopathy, according to background information in the article. "However, some...

2010-09-08 00:30:40

People who sleep less than six hours a night may be three times more likely to develop a condition which leads to diabetes and heart disease, according to researchers at the University of Warwick. A study by a team of researchers from Warwick Medical School and the State University of New York at Buffalo has found short sleep duration is associated with an elevated risk of a pre-diabetic state, known as incident-impaired fasting glycaemia (IFG). IFG means that your body isn't able to...

2010-03-14 07:00:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a landmark study involving more than 9,000 people showed that the high blood pressure medicine valsartan delayed progression to type 2 diabetes in patients with cardiovascular disease or risk factors and impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), a common pre-diabetic condition. Primary data from the NAVIGATOR (Nateglinide And Valsartan in Impaired Glucose Tolerance Outcomes Research) trial, initiated in 2001, were presented today at the...

2010-03-01 07:55:00

A study in the March 1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that frequent napping is associated with an elevated prevalence of type 2 diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in an older Chinese population. Results show that the prevalence of type 2 diabetes was 36 percent higher (adjusted odds ratio = 1.36) in participants who reported napping four to six times a week and 28 percent higher (OR = 1.28) in those who napped daily. Similar associations were found between napping and impaired fasting...


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