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June 2012 Briefing - Diabetes & Endocrinology

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Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Diabetes & Endocrinology for June 2012. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Biophysical Abnormalities Seen in Aorta of Obese Children

FRIDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children have abnormal measurements of the biophysical properties of the aorta, reflecting increased aortic stiffness and early cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online June 25 in The American Journal of Cardiology.

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Apolipoproteins Are Biomarkers for Diabetic Retinopathy

FRIDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- In patients with diabetes, with or without diabetic retinopathy, serum apolipoproteins (apos) are associated with markers of systemic and retinal microvascular dysfunction, according to a study published in the July issue of Diabetes.

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Chronic High Calcium Intake Increases Fat Oxidation

THURSDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic high calcium intake in adults increases fat oxidation and is particularly effective in those who habitually consume less than 700 mg/day of calcium, according to a study published online June 19 in Obesity Reviews.

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Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform Law

THURSDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Supreme Court voted June 28 to uphold the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), which has been the subject of debate and multiple lawsuits since its 2010 inception.

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Omega-3 Supplements Reduce Inflammation in Overweight

THURSDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- For older adults who are healthy but overweight and sedentary, taking omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) can reduce levels of inflammatory markers, according to a study published online May 26 in Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.

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Hyperinsulinemia in Early Adulthood Tied to Later HTN

THURSDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- Young adults with hyperinsulinemia are significantly more likely to have hypertension (HTN) later in life, regardless of sex, ethnicity, or body weight, according to a study published in the July issue of Diabetes Care.

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Muscle Mass Linked to Parameters of Bone Health

THURSDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- Muscle mass is associated with bone parameters at several sites in the body, according to a study published online May 23 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Linagliptin Noninferior to Glimepiride in Type 2 Diabetes

THURSDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) -- The dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor linagliptin is noninferior to the sulphonylurea glimepiride for second-line glycemic control and is associated with significantly less hypoglycemia and fewer cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online June 28 in The Lancet.

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Home-Based Intervention Linked to Lower BMI at Age 2

WEDNESDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- A home-based intervention comprising eight visits from trained nurses to new mothers in the pre- and postnatal period is associated with lower body mass index (BMI) in children at age 2, according to a study published online June 26 in BMJ.

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Duplicate Payments by Federal Government Increasing

WEDNESDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- The federal government spends a substantial and increasing amount on individuals who are dually enrolled in separate managed care programs (the Veterans Affairs health care system [VA] and Medicare Advantage plan [MA]), according to a study published online June 26 in the Journal of the American Medical Association to coincide with presentation at the Annual Research Meeting of AcademyHealth, held from June 24 to 26 in Orlando, Fla.

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Low-Fat Diet Cuts Energy Output, Signals Weight Regain

TUESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- For obese and overweight young adults who have lost weight, a low-fat diet results in the greatest decreases in resting and total energy expenditure, which is an unfavorable effect that makes weight regain more likely; and for overweight and obese adults, a stepped-care weight-loss intervention (STEP) is linked to similar weight loss as a standard behavioral weight-loss intervention (SBWI), at a reduced cost per patient, according to two studies published in the June 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Use of Electronic Records Tied to Fewer Malpractice Claims

TUESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- Use of electronic health records (EHRs) is associated with fewer medical malpractice claims among physicians from multiple surgical and medical specialties, according to a research letter published online June 25 in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Task Force Recommends Screening All Adults for Obesity

MONDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Clinicians should screen all adults for obesity; and, there is a small health benefit for initiating behavioral counseling interventions in a primary care setting for adults without cardiovascular disease (CVD) or its risk factors, according to two recommendation statements published online June 26 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Obese Asthma Patients Have Reduced Treatment Response

MONDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Compared with lean patients, obese patients with asthma have higher neutrophil counts and a reduced response to corticosteroid treatment, according to a study published online June 12 in Allergy.

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Absolute Incretin Effect Reduced in Type 2 Diabetes

MONDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) the absolute incretin effect is reduced compared with healthy individuals, but its relative importance is increased, particularly in first-phase insulin secretion, according to a study published online June 20 in Diabetes.

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Unhealthy Food Predominates Youth Sports, Parents Report

MONDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- Parents report dissatisfaction with the lack of healthy food and beverage choices available at youth sports settings, according to a study published online April 16 in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

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Telehealth Intervention Linked to Lower Admission Rates

FRIDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- A telehealth intervention is associated with improved emergency admission rates and lower mortality compared with usual care, according to a study published online June 21 in BMJ.

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Sleep Apnea Linked to Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

THURSDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is independently associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy, even after adjustment for potential confounders, according to a study published online June 21 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Ups Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

THURSDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a prospective long-term study published online June 14 in Diabetes.

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Early Loss of Glucagon Response to Hypoglycemia Found in Teens

THURSDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- In adolescents with type 1 diabetes the glucagon response to hypoglycemia is lost as early as one month and at a median of eight months after diabetes diagnosis, according to a study published online June 14 in Diabetes Care.

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Half of Residents Report Working While Sick

THURSDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- About half of residents have worked while sick, with many reporting feeling obligated to colleagues and patients, according to a research letter published online June 18 in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Diabetes Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

THURSDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with worse cognitive function and greater cognitive decline among older adults, according to a study published online June 18 in the Archives of Neurology.

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Diabetes Linked to Increased Cause-Specific Mortality

WEDNESDAY, June 20 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetes is linked with a significantly increased risk of death from many diseases, including specific cancers, in both men and women, according to a study published online June 14 in Diabetes Care.

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Psoriasis Independently Linked to Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

TUESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Psoriasis is an independent risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus, and this risk increases with increasing severity of psoriasis, according to a study published online June 18 in the Archives of Dermatology.

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Hemoglobin A1C Inadequate for Postpartum Diabetes Screening

TUESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- For postpartum women who have had gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), the hemoglobin A1c (A1C) test criteria alone or in combination with fasting glucose test criteria does not provide sensitive and specific diagnosis of abnormal carbohydrate metabolism compared with the gold-standard oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), according to a study published online June 11 in Diabetes Care.

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Psychological Distress Increases Cerebrovascular Death Risk

MONDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- Psychological distress, as assessed using the 12-item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12), is associated with an increased risk of death due to cerebrovascular disease and ischemic heart disease, according to a study published online June 18 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Sleep Apnea Severity Linked to Glycated Hemoglobin Levels

MONDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- For adults without diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity is independently associated with impaired glucose metabolism, as measured by glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels, according to a study published online June 11 in Diabetes Care.

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Increase in Visceral Fat Noted After Liposuction

FRIDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Abdominal liposuction reduces subcutaneous abdominal fat but seems to trigger an increase in visceral fat, which can be averted by physical activity, according to a study published online April 26 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Review: Vitamin D Plus Calcium Linked to Mortality Reduction

FRIDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Analyses of data from individual patients and trials indicate that vitamin D supplementation in combination with calcium is linked to a reduction in mortality for elderly adults, but this effect is not seen for vitamin D alone, according to research published online May 17 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Factors ID'd in Healing Failure of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

FRIDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with diabetes whose foot ulcers fail to heal have increased inflammation and aberrant growth factor levels, according to a study published online June 11 in Diabetes.

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Weight Loss Linked to Reduced Cancer Incidence, Mortality

FRIDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- Weight loss, particularly intentional weight loss, is associated with a reduced incidence of cancer and mortality, especially for women and for obesity-related cancers, according to a review published online June 4 in Obesity Reviews.

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New Tool Identifies Teens With Impaired Fasting Glucose

FRIDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- More effective than body mass index (BMI) alone, the Tool for Assessing Glucose Impairment (TAG-IT) for adolescents (TAG-IT-A) is a simple screening tool that identifies adolescents who may have impaired fasting glucose, according to a study published in the June issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic Disease.

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CDC: Preventive Health Services Underused Before 2010

THURSDAY, June 14 (HealthDay News) -- Prior to 2010, only about half of all U.S. adults received key preventive health services, according to a report published in the June 15 supplement of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report.

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Brain Volume Linked to Walking Outcomes in Diabetes

THURSDAY, June 14 (HealthDay News) -- Gray matter volume is associated with walking outcomes, including speed, stride duration variability, and double support time, in individuals with diabetes, with a stronger correlation seen for those with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN), according to a study published online June 4 in Diabetes Care.

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Autologous Recellularization of a Vein Transplant Feasible

THURSDAY, June 14 (HealthDay News) -- A new technique involving recellularization of a deceased donor vein graft with autologous stem cells may be a viable option for patients who require a vein graft, according to a proof-of-concept study published online June 14 in The Lancet.

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Gender Gap Exists in Physician Researchers' Salaries

TUESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- A survey of mid-career academic physician researchers shows that gender differences in salary exist even after adjusting for differences in specialty, institutional characteristics, academic productivity, academic rank, and work hours, according to a study published in the June 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Breast Cancer Incidence Down With Metformin Use in Diabetes

TUESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- For postmenopausal women with diabetes, use of metformin is associated with lower incidence of invasive breast cancer, according to a study published online June 11 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Thiazolidinedione Use Linked to Diabetic Macular Edema

MONDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with a thiazolidinedione is associated with an increased one- and 10-year risk of diabetic macular edema (DME) in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online June 11 in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Prediabetes Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke

FRIDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- Prediabetes may be associated with a higher risk of future stroke if defined as impaired glucose tolerance or a combination of impaired fasting glucose and impaired glucose tolerance, according to a study published online June 7 in BMJ.

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Waist Size Independently Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk

FRIDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- Waist circumference (WC) is independently associated with the risk of type 2 diabetes, and the association is particularly strong for women, according to a study published online June 5 in PLoS Medicine.

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Intranasal Insulin Linked to Reduced Food Intake

THURSDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Intranasally administered insulin is associated with higher brain energy levels and reduced calorie intake, according to a study published online May 14 in Diabetes.

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Early Rapid Growth Partly Mediates Genetic Obesity Risk

THURSDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Developmental phenotypes partially mediate the link between genetic predisposition and adult obesity, according to a study published in the June issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

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High-Fiber Diets Linked to Lower Visceral Fat in Teens

THURSDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- Adolescents who consume more dietary fiber have lower visceral adiposity and lower levels of some inflammatory biomarkers, according to a study published online May 16 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Racial Difference in Effect of Physical Activity on Obesity

WEDNESDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- Black adolescent girls are less sensitive to the effects of physical activity in preventing obesity than are white girls, according to a study published in the June issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.

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Racial Gap in Life Expectancy Down From 2003 to 2008

WEDNESDAY, June 6 (HealthDay News) -- From 2003 to 2008, the gap in life expectancy between non-Hispanic blacks and whites in the United States decreased by about one year for both men and women, according to a research letter published in the June 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Aspirin Ups Risk of Bleeding in All But Diabetes Patients

TUESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Aspirin use is associated with an increased risk of major bleeding, while patients with diabetes have a high risk of bleeding, independent of aspirin use, according to a study published in the June 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Childhood Famine Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

TUESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Even a short period of moderate or severe undernutrition or famine during childhood or adolescence can increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in adulthood, according to research published online May 29 in Diabetes.

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Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Arterial Stiffness in CKD

MONDAY, June 4 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), those with metabolic syndrome (MetS) have increased arterial stiffness but no increase in endothelial dysfunction, compared to those without MetS, according to a study published online May 29 in Diabetes Care.

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Dark Chocolate May Prevent Cardio Events in High-Risk

FRIDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- For individuals with metabolic syndrome at high risk for cardiovascular events, daily consumption of dark chocolate offers a long-term, cost-effective way of reducing the number of cardiovascular events, according to a study published online May 31 in BMJ.

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Pioglitazone Use Ups Bladder Cancer Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

FRIDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with type 2 diabetes, use of the oral hypoglycemic agent pioglitazone correlates with an increased risk of bladder cancer, with the risk increasing with duration of use, according to a study published online May 31 in BMJ.

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Heart Rate Affected by Nocturnal Hypoglycemia in T1DM Patients

FRIDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- For adults with type 1 diabetes there is a marked decrease in the low-frequency component of heart rate variability during spontaneous nocturnal hypoglycemia, according to a study published online May 18 in Diabetes Care.

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Depression Found to Increase Risk of Death in Diabetes

FRIDAY, June 1 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with type 2 diabetes, depression is associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality, regardless of previous cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online May 22 in Diabetes Care.

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