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Low glycemic index diet helps heart patients lose weight
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/953310

May 23rd, 2022 - Madrid, Spain – 23 May 2022: Eating low glycaemic index foods promotes a healthier body shape in patients with coronary artery disease, according to a study presented at ACNAP-EuroHeartCare Congress 2022, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 The glycaemic index (GI) ranks carbohydrate-containing foods according to how quickly they affect blood sugar levels. High G...

Trending Clinical Topic: Periodontal Disease
https://reference.medscape.com/viewarticle/973638

May 20th, 2022 - Each week, we identify one top search term, speculate about what caused its popularity, and provide an infographic on a related condition. If you have thoughts about what's trending and why, share them with us on Twitter or Facebook.  The association between gum disease and significant comorbidities has been highlighted in several recent studies. From inflammatory disorders to neurologic disord...

Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetes May Be Underestimated
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974357

May 20th, 2022 - The chance of men developing erectile function disorders increases as they get older. Diabetes mellitus can increase the risk of erectile dysfunction further. In a study of 351 men who had recently received a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, scientists from the German Diabetes Center (DDZ) in Düsseldorf found that erectile dysfunction also occurs in men who have just developed diabetes and that ...

Tirzepatide's Retail Price Set at About $12,666 Per Year
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974390

May 20th, 2022 - Tirzepatide (Mounjaro) — the new twincretin approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes — was priced by Lilly, the company that will market the drug, at a list price of $974.33 for four weekly doses regardless of dose size, a cost that adds up to about $12,666 per year, according to a statement made on May 20 by a Lilly spokesperso...

Trending Clinical Topic: Periodontal Disease
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/973638

May 20th, 2022 - Each week, we identify one top search term, speculate about what caused its popularity, and provide an infographic on a related condition. If you have thoughts about what's trending and why, share them with us on Twitter or Facebook.  The association between gum disease and significant comorbidities has been highlighted in several recent studies. From inflammatory disorders to neurologic disord...

Many Americans Missing an Opportunity to Prevent Dementia
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974341

May 20th, 2022 - Nearly half of all US adults aged 45 and older have modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD), including hypertension, low levels of physical activity, and obesity, new research shows. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that among nearly 162,000 adults aged 45 and older who were surveyed in 2019 as part of the Behavioral Ris...

Prostate Cancer Survival: Enzalutamide Edges Out Abiraterone
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974344

May 20th, 2022 - The study was published on researchsquare.com as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways Men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) who began treatment on enzalutamide instead of abiraterone remained on treatment longer and lived a few more months. Older men and those with diabetes or cardiovascular disease also benefited more from enzalutamide. Why Th...

UCalgary study finds probiotic supplement helps to form a mature microbiome in extremely preterm infants
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/953395

May 19th, 2022 - University of Calgary researchers have shown probiotic supplements can help form a healthy microbiome in the gut of the tiniest infants who are born without a fully formed gut microbiome. The study found that a specific mix (five species) of probiotic supplement accelerated the maturation of the microbiome into a term-like state and reduced intestinal inflammation in extremely preterm infants. ...

International study identifies most important vascular risk factors for dementia
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/953299

May 19th, 2022 - International research led by NUI Galway has identified the most important risk factors for dementia in middle-aged and older people. The study, which also involved researchers in Boston University, and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, examined data from 5,000 people to assess potential predictors for loss of cognitive function. The most important vascular risk fac...

Environmental Health Is Going to Get Very Personal
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974010

May 19th, 2022 - Raghu G. Mirmira, MD, PhD Earth Day 2022 has come — and gone. Gone, because the day has passed, and for many, so has the message. Earth Day is a call to action not just for a day but for a lifetime. If you reflect on the awful global events that we've witnessed in recent years — cataclysmic floods, wildfires, extreme heat waves, melting of polar ice — you're probably thinking that governments n...

Pancreatic Involvement in COVID-19: What Do We Know?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974291

May 19th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. MADRID — There is increasing evidence of the impact that SARS-CoV-2 infection has on patients with diabetes. It involves the relationship between COVID-19 and new diagnoses of diabetes and blood glucose disorders, among others, in the post–COVID-19 period. These topics were addressed at the XXXI...

Better Ways to Sustain Weight Loss in Type 2 Diabetes
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/963276

May 18th, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Silvio Inzucchi, MD: Welcome to Medscape InDiscussion. I'm Dr Silvio Inzucchi, and today we're talking about obesity and type 2 diabetes. It's a long-standing concern, but one with a great deal of potential for success on the horizon, which we'll talk about very shortly. First, let me introduce my guest, who is an obesity expert and a colleague of mi...

A1c and Blood Pressure Fluctuations Predict Fracture Risk
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/973814

May 18th, 2022 - Not long after my own personal 40-year parts warranty expired, I sprinted a block to retrieve my daughter from her late-afternoon activity lest I incur the wrath of the activity director. My left ankle caught the curb edge, snapping the styloid process of my left fibula along with the fourth metatarsal — unknown to me until I got home, hobbled inside, and shrieked when my daughter inadvertently...

Diabetic Retinopathy Risk, Severity Show Socioeconomic Links
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974215

May 18th, 2022 - Researchers published the study covered in this summary on researchsquare.com as a preprint that has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways Low income, but not nonwhite race or Hispanic ethnicity, was significantly linked with increased odds for having known clinical factors for developing diabetic retinopathy (DR) — high A1c, high systolic blood pressure (BP), and high body mass index (BMI)...

Fast Five Quiz: Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease Signs and Symptoms
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/972603

May 17th, 2022 - Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) is a manifestation of systemic atherosclerosis and characterized by decreased lower extremity arterial perfusion. The prevalence of PAOD increases significantly with age and affects a large fraction of the elderly population. In most cases, atherosclerotic plaques narrow the arterial flow lumen and restrict blood flow to the distal extremity. Patient...

Does COVID-19 Raise the Risk for Diabetes?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/972835

May 17th, 2022 - This transcript has been edited for clarity. Does having had a COVID-19 infection increase your risk for the development of diabetes subsequently? Some data say yes and other data say no. No matter what, it's obviously important to screen people for diabetes routinely, pandemic or not. Remember, screening should start at age 35. For over a decade, we have known that SARS-type viruses bind to be...

Spinal Cord Stimulation Durable for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974099

May 17th, 2022 - New 18-month data for a 10-kHz implanted spinal cord stimulation device (Nevro) shows continued relief of painful diabetic neuropathy symptoms in patients refractory to conventional medical therapy. The 10-kHz device, called HFX, involves minimally invasive epidural implantation of the stimulator device, which delivers mild electrical impulses to the nerves to interrupt pain signals to the brai...

Risk Factors for COVID Death Studied in U.K. Arthritis Patients
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/974101

May 17th, 2022 - Being identified as someone that was advised to stay at home and shield, or keep away from face-to-face interactions with others, during the COVID-19 pandemic was indicative of an increased risk for dying from COVID-19 within 28 days of infection, a U.K. study of inflammatory arthritis patients versus the general population suggests. In fact, shielding status was the highest ranked of all the r...

Predictable home environment protects against development of heart disease risk factors after child abuse
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/953002

May 17th, 2022 - Studies have demonstrated that exposure to physical and psychological abuse in childhood is associated with cardiovascular risk factors in adulthood, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes. A new study shows for the first time that well-organized households protect children who have experienced abuse from developing some precursors to heart disease. Findings were publ...

Fast Five Quiz: Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity and Weight Management
https://reference.medscape.com/viewarticle/970505

May 16th, 2022 - An increase in the worldwide prevalence of obesity has led to the simultaneous increase in type 2 diabetes. This condition is one of the fastest-growing chronic diseases, affecting > 462 million individuals worldwide. Obesity is a modifiable risk factor in the development and progression of diabetes with strong and consistent evidence that weight loss can have a disease-modifying effect. In add...