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Hemochromatosis and Bronze Diabetes: Caused By Iron Overload

Hemochromatosis is the most common single gene disease in the United States, more common than cystic fibrosis, Huntington's disease, and muscular dystrophy combined.

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New $500 Mail-In DNA Test Reveals Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
New $500 Mail-In DNA Test Reveals Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

The average person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes is about seven percent. Now an Icelandic biotech company has developed the deCODE T2™ test, an assessment that tells you if your risk is double that.

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New Technology "Vaporizes" Blockages in the Arteries

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects up to 12 million Americans, causing symptoms that range from leg pain to gangrene or ulcerations resulting from lack of blood flow. Untreated, PAD can lead to possible amputation.

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Is Pargluva On the Ropes?

It was the belle of the ball at last summer’s ADA Scientific Sessions in San Diego. Now it appears that muraglitazar (Pargluva) is clinging to life after a scathing report recently published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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FDA Approves First Instant Anemia Test
FDA Approves First Instant Anemia Test

Biosafe Medical Technologies of Lake Forest, Illinois, offers an Instant Anemia Test—the first-ever disposable blood test for anemia detection approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Heart-Smart Supplements

Diachrome, a patented combination of chromium picolinate and biotin, significantly lowers coronary risk factors in type 2s. According to a small study presented at an American Heart Association meeting, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology (ATVB), held in May in San Francisco.

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More Pain, Less Gain

Patients with diabetes may require larger doses of morphine than nondiabetic patients for the most effective relief of postoperative pain.

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Lipo Removes Fat But Not Type 2
Lipo Removes Fat But Not Type 2

Liposuction may suck fat from your body and take off pounds, but don’t expect it to improve your type 2 diabetes.

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Newly Diagnosed and Established Diabetics at Risk

A Swedish study showed that there is an increase in preclinical atherosclerotic changes and increased inflammation in men with newly diagnosed diabetes as well as in men with established diabetes, when compared with healthy control subjects.

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White Blood Count and Blood Glucose Levels

An increase in white blood count (WBC), an indicator of inflammation, is associated with impaired glucose tolerance. Reduced insulin sensitivity, say researchers in Germany, can mostly explain this.

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