Today we have even more bad news in two separate studies about the diabetes drug Avandia . With the bad news we get all the time about diabetes you might wonder why I report more negative stuff. It’s because we have much better alternatives. I have been studying a pre-print of a report scheduled to appear in the highly-respected Cochrane Library , a journal devoted to systematic reviews of health care interventions. The abstract is online . This is a publication of the Cochrane Collaboration, which has worldwide chapters in 50 medical specialties. The name comes from Archie Cochrane, who wrote a history of fatal flaws in medical practice, like the refusal by 19th century doctors to wash their hands between dissecting corpses and examining patients. Embargoed until just this hour, The Cochrane Library reports a systematic review of data by German researchers. Led by Bernd Richter, M.D., of Heinrich-Heine University, the study pooled data from 18 randomized controlled trials including m...
It’s beginning to be that time of year when spring is beginning to show up. While we’re excited to see the trees starting to bud out in parts of the nation, that also means those pesky weight-loss ads encouraging everyone to be swimsuit-ready for summer are right around the corner.
But do you need to drop lots of weight to be healthy? Two recent studies add to the research base supporting the concept that dropping 5-10 percent of your body weight can go a long way in the health department. For a person who weighs 200 pounds, a five-percent weight loss is 10 pounds. A 10-percent loss would be 20 pounds.
One of these studies looked at obstructive sleep apnea, which is considered a chronic progressive disease that increases the risk of cardiovascular issues. A group of participants who were moderately obese and who had mild sleep apnea took part in this six-year study. At the start of the study, participants either received supervision on diet and exercise or only basic...
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