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A Potential Cure for Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common liver disease in the world.  It is common in people with obesity, hyperlipidemia, and inflammation.   Currently, there is no cure for it.  Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease might experience fatigue, pain … Continue reading

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An Effective Treatment to Prevent or Delay Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome often presents in adolescence, with irregular menstrual cycles, acne, or too much body hair.  It is likely that PCOS develops during childhood and puberty when excessive amounts of fat are stored. That excessive weight gain overexposes the … Continue reading

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Latest Medical Consensus on Preventing Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, with the annual incidence estimated to be 1.4 million cases in 2008.  Rates are highest in North American, Western Europe andAustralia, but the rates are also increasing in developing countries.  … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Colorectal and Lung Cancers in Diabetic Patients?

It is no news to diabetic patients they are at increased risk of developing liver, pancreatic and colorectal cancers.  What they want to know is how they can prevent cancers.  In the September issue of Cancer Prevention Research, two studies … Continue reading

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Diabetic Patients Are More Likely to Develop Pancreatitis

According to a study published online September 10th in Diabetes Care, patients with type 2 diabetes may have an increased risk of acute pancreatitis.  Furthermore, the risk appears to be more pronounced at younger ages.   Using data from The Health … Continue reading

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Long-Term Metformin Treatment Linked to Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Metformin is the first line agent for type 2 diabetic patients.  It is also one of the few antihyperglycaemic agents that are associated with improvements in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.  However, a study recently published in the May 20 issue … Continue reading

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