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A study presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes ( EASD ), Munich, Germany, has showed that Rosuvastatin ( Crestor ) lowers LDL-cholesterol and raise ...


Data from a 16-week Phase II study showed that Pramlintide ( Symlin ) reduces body weight in obese subjects. Pramlintide is a synthetic analog of human amylin, a hormone known to play a role in the ...


Orlistat ( Xenical ), a drug that, combined with diet, exercise and behavioral therapy, reduces fat absorption, appears helpful for improving weight management in obese adolescents, compared with plac ...


A review of 22 studies suggests three commonly used drugs may help type 2 diabetes patients lose small amounts of weight, although long-term benefits are not clear. Prozac, known generically as Fl ...


Researchers discovered how excess body fat can lead to the onset of diabetes. One out of 12 people in the western world suffers from type 2 diabetes. Worldwide, 150 million people are diabetic and ...


Researchers at the University of Minnesota have shown that increasing the concentration of a key regulator involved in glucose metabolism can improve the way the liver produces and disposes of the glu ...


A weight control protein with a key role in the brain's ability to monitor body fat content may yield new approaches for treating obesity and type 2 diabetes. The findings in mice further suggest t ...


A study suggest that muscle bears a metabolic memory of obesity, which may help to explain why sustained weight loss can be difficult despite cutting calories. A diverse team of researchers found t ...


Researchers from Duke University Medical Center and Louisiana State University have found that the gene encoding an enzyme that hinders muscle from burning fat manufactures three times more enzyme in ...


Obese and overweight individuals suffering metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes showed significant health improvements after only three weeks of diet and moderate exercise even though the participan ...


In a study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University ( HNRCA ) found that consuming a di ...


Data from five previous clinical trials, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, suggest that both low-fat and low-carbohydrate diets appear to be effective for weight loss up to one year, but ...


A study has identified a key player in the body's ability to respond to insulin action in the brain by ratcheting down the export of blood sugar from the liver. The findings point to a potential new ...


European Medicines Agency ( EMEA ) has completed a review of Rimonabant ( Acomplia ) after concerns about its psychiatric safety. Thereview has found that the benefits of Rimonabant do not outweigh th ...


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 ...