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Breath test may become diagnostic screening tool for diabetes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Abnormal glucose tolerance can be detected by a carbon-13 labeled oral glucose tolerance test in which 13-CO2 excreted in the breath is measured with a standard breath analyzer, according to research conducted at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston....

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Extra blood pressure lowering cuts renal events in type 2 diabetics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Reducing blood pressure with the drug combination perindopril-indapamide reduces renal events in patients with type 2 diabetes, even when the initial blood pressure is < 120/70 mmHg, according to a report in the April issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. ...

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Few teens need cholesterol-lowering drugs

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Fewer than 1% of adolescents in the US are potential candidates for cholesterol-lowering agents, based on updated guidelines released last year by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The guidelines indicate that statins may be considered for any child with LDL cholesterol...