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Long-Term Diabetes Complication: Liver Inflammation Raises Cholesterol Levels

Inflammatory processes in the liver lead to elevated cholesterol levels in people with diabetes, thus promoting subsequent vascular diseases, according to a study by researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München, Technische Universität München (TUM) and the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1118 at Heidelberg University Hospital. The paper was recently published in Cell Reports. “Even if blood...
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Toon Therapy

doctablet_diabetes2 An endocrinologist and cardiologist teamed up to create an entertaining and easily understood method to educate patients. The result is Doctablet, a series of online animations that patients of all ages, backgrounds, and education levels can comprehend and even enjoy. A lack of quality time with patients is a problem in endocrinologists’ offices — and...
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Adolescent Obesity Linked to Early Mortality from Cardiovascular Diseases

New Israeli study shows even BMIs in normal range associated with increased cardiovascular risk While there is solid evidence that adolescent overweight and obesity are associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke, less is known about the association between body mass index (BMI) and rarer cardiovascular diseases. A new large-scale, 45-year Israeli study published...
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Personalized Insulin Dosing Could Lead to Better Outcomes Following CABG Surgery

A study from Emory University published in the April 2017 issue of Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications observes a near-20% reduction in perioperative complications, a 1.2-day reduction in ICU stay, and a $3,654 reduction in per-patient hospitalization costs for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The reported outcomes, which included no severe hypoglycemia less...
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Take Heart: New Research Strengthens the Cardio/Endocrine Connection

The myriad links between the endocrine and cardiovascular systems have been well known by researchers for years. Two international studies further demonstrate this relationship while showing the impacts caused by such diverse factors as air pollution and soy consumption. According to the Endocrine Society’s Facts and Figures report on Cardiovascular & Lipids, cardiovascular disease is...
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Stressed Out: New Treatment Guidelines for Primary Aldersteronism

A new Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline calls primary aldosteronism a major public health challenge. Research shows that an excessive level of aldosterone, far from being a rare and benign condition, is a common, damaging, and treatable cause of hypertension. A new clinical guideline issues a “clarion call” to physicians to substantially ramp up the...