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Prevalence of claudication may be underestimated in women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – New research questions prior reports of a lower prevalence of intermittent claudication in women than in men, suggesting instead that it may simply be the result of how the problem is defined based on presenting symptoms. The main finding is that although women have the same...

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Gastric banding improves metabolic parameters in obese teenagers

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In teenagers who are morbidly obese, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) can significantly improve or and even reverse the metabolic syndrome, according to a study reported this week at The Endocrine Societyís 91st annual meeting in New Orleans. "Although...

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Mid-life risk factors predict cardiac remodeling in old age

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Excessive weight, smoking, diabetes, and hypertension in mid-life are strongly correlated with the development of left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy, investigators report in an early online release from the journal Circulation. Using data from the Framingham Offspring Study,...