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Hb A1C levels slightly lower with oral antiglycemics

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Oral antiglycemic agents have a modest effect on reducing glycated hemoglobin levels in patients with diabetes, suggests a new systematic review published online May 18 in Diabetes Care. According to the meta-analysis, oral antidiabetic agents (OADs) typically lowered...

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Hypothyroid women in 1st trimester need 29% higher levothyroxine dose

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When hypothyroid women become pregnant, they need to increase their levothyroxine dose by two tablets per week, or 29%, a new trial has shown. This protocol "significantly reduces the risk of maternal hypothyroidism during the first trimester and mimics normal physiology,"...

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For low-carb dieters, statin plus cholesterol uptake inhibitor lowers LDL

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The combination of the cholesterol uptake inhibitor ezetimibe and a statin is more effective than a statin alone for reducing LDL cholesterol in people on low-carbohydrate diets, randomized trial data show. Low-carbohydrate diets improve triglycerides and HDL-cholesterol, but...