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Once-weekly taspoglutide effective for DM2 but development uncertain

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The glucagon-like peptide 1 analog taspoglutide administered subcutaneously once weekly improves glycemic control and reduces body weight in drug-naive patients with type 2 diabetes, according to the results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 study...

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Iron replenishment improves quality of life in iron-deficient CHF patients

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Most domains of health-related quality of life in iron-deficient patients with chronic heart failure improve significantly after 4 weeks of treatment with intravenous ferric carboxymaltose, a multicenter team reports in the European Heart Journal online January 31. “The...

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More protein in fortifier beneficial for preemies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There is less risk of growth failure in human milk-fed premature infants when they’re given a human milk fortifier with extra protein, Australian researchers have shown. In fact, “It is possible that a higher-protein fortifier than used in this study is needed,” they...