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Use of the weight-loss medication Rimonabant ( Acomplia ) produced modest yet sustained weight loss after 2 years, and improved HDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Approximately two-thirds of ...


Alendronate ( Fosamax ), a medication used to prevent fractures in women with osteoporosis, may be associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation. Other recent studies have reported atria ...


The emerging idea that obesity may have an infectious origin gets new support in a cross-sectional study by University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers who found that children ex ...


On 18 October 2012, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use ( CHMP ) adopted a negative opinion, recommending the refusal of the marketing authorisation for the medicinal product Qsiva, int ...


In short-term randomized trials ( duration, 1 to 2 years ), bariatric surgery has been associated with improvement in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Researchers have assessed outcomes 3 years after the ...


The European Medicines Agency ( EMA ) has recommended granting a marketing authorisation for Mysimba ( Naltrexone / Bupropion ) for weight management of overweight or obese adults. The medicine is rec ...


Metabolic surgery is a novel therapy for mild obesity ( BMI 30-35 Kg/m2 ) in type 2 diabetes mellitus ( T2DM ) patients. The ABCD score, which comprise age, BMI, C-peptide level, and duration of type ...


Adding the drug Ezetimibe to treatment with Simvastatin lowers the risk of future cardiovascular problems, including myocardial infarction and stroke, in high-risk patients with acute coronary syndrom ...


Previous studies have suggested that Niacin treatment raises glucose levels in patients with diabetes mellitus and may increase the risk of developing diabetes. Researchers performed a meta-analysis ...


A diet rich in Magnesium may reduce the risk of diseases including heart disease ( heart failure ), stroke and type-2 diabetes mellitus according to a new meta-analysis published in the open access jo ...