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Seasonal variation seen in brown adipose tissue

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is much more active in humans during the winter than in the summer, according to a report in the November issue of Diabetes. Whereas white adipose tissue “acts as a chemical store and an insulator,” brown adipose tissue metabolizes triglycerides...

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Ezetimibe fails to beat niacin at reducing atherosclerosis and LDL cholesterol

ORLANDO (Reuters Health) – In a head-to-head comparison, extended-release niacin outperformed ezetimibe in shrinking carotid intima-media thickness in patients who were already taking statins, raising yet another red flag over ezetimibe, which has been shown before to have little or no effect on...

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Monofilament testing insufficient to diagnose peripheral neuropathy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Monofilament testing alone is inadequate for diagnosing peripheral neuropathy, according to a systematic literature review done by physicians in The Netherlands. As the authors note in the Annals of Family Medicine for November/December, “Monofilament testing is an...