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Bloomberg News reports that a study in JAMA has found that Chinese rates of obesity are now amongst the highest in the world. The study investigated the prevalence of diabetes and glycemic control in 98,658 Chinese adults. They found that the prevalence of diabetes amongst Chinese adults was about 11.6%...
Reuters reports that the CDC has collected data suggesting that 1 in 4 deaths due to cardiovascular disease can actually be prevented. The report suggests that in 2010 nearly 200,000 deaths due to heart disease in people under the age of 65 were a result of preventable factors that could have been detected...
Reuters reports that an article in NEJM has identified possible negative side effects for the approved diabetes drug, Onglyza. Onglyza is a DPP-4 therapy, which blocks dipeptidyl peptidase to help enhance the body’s ability to lower blood sugar levels. In the study, when compared to controls, Onglyza...