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1. Combination of protein, carbs important in weight loss

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 13, 2015

A study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that the types of protein and carbohydrates eaten were influential in weight loss. Researchers found that eating high-fat foods such as eggs and cheese with foods that have a low glycemic load, such as vegetables, could aid weight loss. (04/11)

2. Dapagliflozin reduces A1C levels in patients with diabetes, CVD

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 17, 2015

Researchers looked at the efficacy of using dapagliflozin among type 2 diabetes patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease and a history of hypertension, and found that the drug significantly decreased the patients' A1C levels at 24 weeks, compared with placebo. The findings were published in Diabetes Care. Healio (free registration) (04/16)

3. USPSTF review explores screening for type 2 diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 14, 2015

A literature review released ahead of final recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force found type 2 diabetes screening in asymptomatic patients does not improve survival over 10 years, although it's possible there is a longer-term mortality benefit. However, screening for and treating impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance could stem progression to diabetes, according to the evidence, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. It's not clear when the final guidelines will be released. Medscape (free registration) (04/13)

4. Diabetes in early pregnancy linked to higher autism risk in children

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 15, 2015

Children whose mothers were diagnosed with diabetes by the 26th week of pregnancy had a 42% increased risk of being diagnosed with autism, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Diabetes after 26 weeks of pregnancy and type 2 diabetes before conception were not associated with increased autism risk. USA Today (04/14)

5. Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes: Abridged for Primary Care Providers – Now available

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 17, 2015

The American Diabetes Association has published our recommendations in a format designed specifically for primary care providers. The Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes -- 2015: Abridged for Primary Care Providers is now available in Clinical Diabetes. This condensed version highlights the key guidelines that are most useful in day-to-day primary practice. Get your free copy. Blank (01/10)

6. Researchers look at effect of circadian rhythm on blood glucose

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 14, 2015

A small study found that people had higher glucose levels after consuming a meal at night compared with eating the same meal in the morning. The findings, published in the journal PNAS, also revealed that night shift work lowered glucose tolerance for several days. WBUR-FM (Boston) (04/13)

7. Diabetes is Primary – CME Program

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 14, 2015

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS -- The American Diabetes Association will bring together physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other health care professionals interested in the clinical management of diabetes and its complications. The program is an exciting and innovative educational initiative developed specifically for the primary care community. This initiative will offer information and tools needed to improve patient outcomes through provider and patient engagement. Get additional information. Blank (04/13)

8. Magnesium intake linked to lower health risks, study says

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 16, 2015

People who get daily recommended levels of magnesium may be less likely than those who do not to be overweight or obese and less likely to develop diabetes, metabolic syndrome, high cholesterol and hypertension, researchers reported in the Journal of Human Nutrition & Food Science. The study used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. (04/15)

9. Study shows metabolism changes after 5-day high-fat diet

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 16, 2015

A study in the journal Obesity found that a five-day diet that included 55% of its calories from fat led to metabolism changes in a small group of healthy men. The study team said while overall insulin resistance was not affected in the five-day time frame, it could become a problem with longer exposure to the high-fat diet. (04/14)

10. Higher testicular cancer risk associated with muscle-building supplements

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 15, 2015

Yale University researchers surveyed 900 male participants and found that men with a history of taking muscle-building supplements exhibit higher risk of developing testicular cancer. Men who took supplements at least once per week for a month have a 65% greater chance of being diagnosed with testicular cancer, while those who took supplements for at least three years recorded 156% higher likelihood of the disease. The study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, also found 177% greater risk of testicular cancer among men who took two or more kinds of supplements. United Press International (04/13)

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