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Researchers: Type 2-drug slashes dementia risk
Jul 23, 2014 | 
A new study has surprising implications for a generic diabetes drug. Pioglitazone, which is often prescribed for patients with Type 2 diabetes, also appears to reduce the risk of developing dementia. The drug was not studied specifically to see if cut the incidence of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Instead, researchers from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases combed through a giant database of German health care records. They looked at information from 2004 to 2010, with a gigantic group of subjects.
Mixed Martial Arts Reveals Hidden Strengths After Type 1 Diagnosis
Jul 21, 2014 | 
Rob Cooper isn’t one to shy away from a challenge.
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Life With Type 2: Lab Rat
Jul 9, 2014 | 
Since my diagnosis as a type 2 in 2003, I've participated in three Phase 3 drug studies. I am fortunate to live two miles away from one of the San Francisco Bay Area's premier endocrinologists, Dr. Richard Bernstein (who has the same name as the famous low-carb advocate based on Long Island, New York). Over the years, Dr. Bernstein has established his office as a go-to testing facility for drugs in late-stage development.
Innovative Program: Offers People with Diabetes the Power to Improve Their Own Health
Jul 8, 2014 | 
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