Mark Fuerst is a frequent contributor to Consultantlive.com.
Food Intake Gene Is Clue to Diabetes Susceptibility
A genetic variant involved in regulating food intake may play a role in how body mass index affects patients’ susceptibility to diabetes. Reducing total energy intake might help prevent obesity.
Vitamin D Repletion Boosts Insulin Sensitivity in Prediabetes
Correcting Vitamin D deficiency in susceptible diabetes patients could have considerable metabolic benefit.
Diabetes in Men Often Goes Under the Radar
The rate of undiagnosed diabetes mellitus is high in men even though the overall risk is not particularly high. Perhaps it’s because men do not like to talk about health issues.
Post Kidney Transplant Advances Boost Diabetes Survival
Significant advances have resulted in nearly equal 5-year survival rates for patients with and without diabetes.
Diabetes Prevalence Balloons Among US Youth
Increases were significant in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study, possibly leading to further increases in the next generation.
Evidence on Testosterone Therapy Does Not Support Cardiac Risk
The science behind the dangers of testosterone therapy is called into question by researchers who find the outsized reaction to flawed data counterproductive for physicians and patients alike.
Older Hypertensive Men Can Lower Death Risk With Exercise
Even moderate amounts of exercise can lower the risk of death in older men with high blood pressure, a new study shows.
A Medical Device to Relieve Constipation
An oral capsule that vibrates as it moves through the digestive tract may become a unique nonpharmacological treatment for chronic constipation.
Colonoscopic Polypectomy Cuts Hospital Time
Surgical techniques to remove precancerous polyps during colonoscopies can substantially reduce recovery time and the length of hospital stays, a new study shows.
Less Costly, Patient-Friendly Therapy for Bleeding Ulcers Just as Effective as Standard of Care
A new study points to the need to revise the current standard of care for patients with bleeding ulcers. Intermittent proton pump therapy is an equally safe, less costly, more comfortable alternative for patients than standard care.
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