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Evidence in Practice

Friday, 06 October 2017
A new UK study shows that 37.8% of people with type 2 diabetes do not take their medications as prescribed. Further analysis showed that people who stick to their prescribed treatments have a 10% lower risk of hospital visits and are 28% less likely to die than people who fail to take their medication.
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Tuesday, 03 October 2017
People who complain of myalgia caused by statins may be suffering from a genetic problem, according to a recent paper published in the European Heart Journal.
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Tuesday, 03 October 2017
Anti-inflammatory injections lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with previous myocardial infarction independently of lowering lipid levels, in a recent study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Tuesday, 03 October 2017
In the first study of its kind, gene therapy has been found to be feasible and well tolerated in patients with refractory angina. Treated patients showed increased myocardial perfusion at 1 year in the areas that had impaired myocardial perfusion reserve at baseline.
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Friday, 15 September 2017
The number of children being diagnosed with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes is rising, but new cases of type 2 diabetes, has risen five-fold in about five years. New analysis suggests that type 2 diabetes now accounts for up to a third of diabetes diagnoses in children.
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Friday, 15 September 2017
Moderate yet frequent alcohol consumption is associated with a reduced risk of diabetes in both men and women, with alcohol consumption over 3–4 week days giving the lowest risk.
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Friday, 15 September 2017
Nutrition advice aimed at children also improves their parents’ diets according to new European research. Child-oriented dietary counselling increased the intake of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats and decreased the saturated fat intake of parents and decreased serum total and LDL concentrations in intervention mothers compared to control mothers.
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Saturday, 09 September 2017
Women with early or normal onset menopause are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) than those with late onset menopause, according to new research.
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