Pre-Diabetes Linked to Increased Cancer Risk

Study Links Pre-Diabetes to 15% Increased Cancer Risk A new study on diabetes, published in Diabetologia, shows a link between high blood sugar levels defined as pre-diabetes, and an increased risk of developing cancer. According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control, one in three Americans aged 20 or older are considered to … [Read more...]

FDA Will Examine Heart Risks of AstraZeneca Diabetes Drugs

Reports of Heart Failure Lead to FDA Probe into AstraZeneca Diabetes Drugs On Tuesday, February 11th, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they would review claims that AstraZeneca diabetes drug saxagliptin (Onglyza and Kombiglyze XR name brands) after reports that the drug can lead to heart disease or failure. The agency has … [Read more...]

Bobby Brown’s Wife Doing Great After Seizure Related to Diabetes, but Not From Actos

Over Labor Day Weekend, Alicia Etheredge-Brown, the wife of singer Bobby Brown, was hospitalized after a seizure. According to reports, her collapse was related to diabetes, which she was diagnosed with while pregnant with their son Cassius. Her collapse was not reported to be related to any medications she is on, and she is not reported to be on … [Read more...]

New Study Shows Statins Are Effective, With Minimal Diabetes Risk

A new study released by Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows that statins, which have been used effectively to prevent heart disease and heart attacks, minimally increases the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, and the benefits of statins outweigh that risk. The study analyzed specific data from the JUPITER trial (Justification for the Use of … [Read more...]

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