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Can Intensive Medical Treatment Reverse Type 2 Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment using oral medications, insulin and lifestyle therapies, according to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Hertzel C. Gerstein, MD, MSc, FRCPC, of McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada randomly divided 83 individuals with...
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Recent Survey Finds Many Adults with Diabetes Unaware of Their Increased Risk for Certain Serious Illnesses

Many adults with diabetes are unaware of their increased risk for certain serious illnesses, according to a recent national, online consumer awareness survey sponsored by Merck and the American Diabetes Association, and conducted by Harris Poll. In the survey of 1,003 U.S. adults ages 18 years and older diagnosed with diabetes, respondents were twice as...
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Five-Year Results of STAMPEDE Trial Show Bariatric Surgery’s Efficacy on Treating T2D

Researchers at Cleveland Clinic last month published the five-year results of STAMPEDE, a groundbreaking trial that compared intensive medical treatment and surgical treatment of uncontrolled type 2 diabetes (T2D). The results, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that bariatric surgery plus intensive medical intervention was more effective in treating T2D than intensive...
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Metabolic Risk Increased in Obese People Who “Self-Stigmatize”

Obese individuals who “self-stigmatize” about their weight may be at higher risk for developing metabolic problems, according to a study recently published in Obesity. Researchers led by Rebecca L. Pearl, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, write that obese people are often seen as lazy and unattractive, and to blame for their excess...
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Study Defines Normal Ranges for Testosterone Levels

A study of more than 9,000 men from the United States and Europe has defined a harmonized range for total testosterone in non-obese men aged 19 to 39, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Shalender Bhasin, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical...
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Unique Biomarkers Identified for Use in Thyroid Cancer Follow-Up

Researchers have identified two unique biomarkers that show promise for monitoring patients who have received treatment for papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), according to a study recently published in the new open access Journal of the Endocrine Society. The team, led by Sebastiano Filetti, MD, of the Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialitá Mediche, “Sapienza” Universitá...