Thursday, August 30, 2012

Is Weight Loss Surgery the Best Option to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

Posted at 30th August 2012 by Ryan Luce

written by Michael O’Leary
In a study that could lead to changes in doctors’ recommendations about weight-loss surgery for people at risk for type 2 diabetes, researchers have shown that the procedure may be twice as effective in preventing the disease as lifestyle changes.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Why is Actos banned in France and Germany – but just made cheaper in U.S.?

Posted at 29th August 2012 by Ryan Luce

written by Michael O’Leary
Less than a week after France and Germany banned the use of pioglitazone, the FDA approved a generic version of the drug Actos for adults with type 2 diabetes.
As reported by Medpage Today, generic drug manufacturer Mylan Pharmaceticals was given approval for three dose levels of the drug, 15 mg, 30 mg and 45 mg. The approval comes just a year after the FDA approved updated labeling warning of bladder cancer risk for drug combinations using pioglitazone. The generic version will include the same warnings about heart failure and increased bladder cancer risk as the brand name versions.
(published site)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Can Curry Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes?

Posted at 7th August 2012 by Ryan Luce

written by Michael O’Leary
A supplement containing one of the ingredients in curry spice has been reported to prevent new development of type 2 diabetes among people at high risk for the disease.
The study, appearing July 29, 2012 in the journal Diabetes Care was widely reported by a number of major news outlets, including ReutersUSA Today, and MSNBC, among others.
(published site)