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Q. My sweetheart developed type 2 diabetes a few years ago after decades of being overweight. Metformin caused severe diarrhea and other drugs the doctor tried were very expensive and caused nausea. In desperation, she started exercising every day and... (Read More)
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Public health officials concerned about the epidemic of diabetes and pre-diabetes have focused on weight loss through exercise and healthy eating. A new study suggests that routine water-only fasting one day a week can pull cholesterol out of the fat... (Read More)
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The CDC has announced worrisome statistics regarding diabetes. In 2012, 9 percent of American adults had the disease, which increases the risk of cardiovascular complications such as kidney failure, stroke or heart disease and premature death. An estimated 29 million... (Read More)
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Recent guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology strongly recommend that everyone with diabetes be prescribed a statin-type cholesterol-lowering medicine. But a new study of nearly 140,000 patients in Canada, the United States and the... (Read More)
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The guidelines from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology are crystal clear. People with diabetes (both type-1 and type-2) should all be on a statin-type cholesterol-lowering medicine! There are no exceptions to this recommendation. Any physician... (Read More)
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The diabetes epidemic in children and adolescents is increasing at an unparalleled rate. Over the last eight years, the number of youngsters with type 2 diabetes has risen by 35%. Hispanic youth were especially vulnerable, but virtually all kids have been... (Read More)
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People at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes can change their fate by altering their diet and exercise patterns. The current research included 568 Chinese people who were followed up for more than two decades. At the outset, the... (Read More)
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Q. Ever since I went on a low carb diet in 1964 (before Atkins) I have used only whole milk. When the government began advocating a low-fat diet, Americans became obese, because when you remove the fat from a product... (Read More)
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Q. After my doctor prescribed the diuretic Lasix to keep fluid levels under control, I developed ringing in the ears, high uric acid levels and prediabetes. No one warned me about such side effects. Now that I have type 2... (Read More)
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Q. I work in the pharmaceutical industry and find your articles on statin side effects scare people unnecessarily. You fail to mention the benefits of lowering cholesterol. Patient stories do not qualify as evidence. A. Your perspective is echoed by... (Read More)
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Type 2 diabetes increases the chance than an older person will encounter cognitive difficulties. Researchers had hoped that lowering blood pressure and cholesterol in such patients would reduce the likelihood of mental decline. The goal of the ACCORD trial was... (Read More)
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Q. My husband takes Coumadin (warfarin) for atrial fibrillation. We recently began taking a mixture of honey and cinnamon. Does cinnamon interact with Coumadin? He also has hypertension and takes medication for that. Does he need to discuss this with... (Read More)
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Q. My husband takes any medicine his doctor prescribes and never complains. After starting on simvastatin he developed leg pain that keeps him from our daily walks. His blood sugar is now out of control. Why would a doctor prescribe... (Read More)
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Q. I recently started vitamin B12 injections. I had gone to my doctor with numbness and tingling in my hands and feet, fatigue and memory changes. He gave me extensive neuropsychiatric testing and did lab work. The results showed a... (Read More)
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People with slightly elevated levels of fasting blood sugar are categorized as pre-diabetic. That means they have the early signs of impaired glucose tolerance. They can reverse this trend, however, and lower their risk of heart attacks or strokes by... (Read More)
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A drug used to treat type 2 diabetes has vastly different effects on the hearts of men and women. Investigators used positron emission tomography (PET scans) to measure blood flow and oxygen consumption in the heart. The patients were randomly... (Read More)
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EDTA chelation therapy has been available since the 1950s. When EthyleneDiamineTetraacetic Acid is injected intravenously, it circulates through the bloodstream and binds to or chelates metal ions pulled from tissues so they can be flushed from the body. Physicians use... (Read More)
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Warning: prepare for whiplash! We know that for the last 50 years you have heard a constant drum beat from public health officials, cardiologists, nutritionists and most other health professionals to lower your salt intake! It is hard to wrap... (Read More)
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