Prevention

risk of type 2 diabetes

A diet containing low fat dairy may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

It has been suggested that dairy products might have a preventive effect against type 2 diabetes.  However, the results of observational studies looking at the correlation between the consumption of dairy and incidence of type 2 have been inconclusive. A new systematic review set out to combine the evidence from these different studies into an …

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Greater whole grain intake is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes

Greater whole grain intake is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes

This systematic review set out to establish whether whole grains specifically contribute to a reduction in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Clinical question: In healthy indivduals, is consumption of whole grains associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. The reviewers were also interested in the effects on cardiovascular disease and weight. …

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ACE inhibitors significantly reduce the risk of diabetic kidney disease

ACE inhibitors significantly reduce the risk of diabetic kidney disease

Kidney disease is one of the most serious complications of diabetes.  Reducing its incidence can greatly enhance survival, quality of life and reduce costs of care.  Keeping blood pressure under control is essential to this effort.  NICE guidance recommends ACE inhibitors as a first-line therapy for patients with diabetes and high blood pressure. However, a …

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Emerging evidence about the impact of different statins on the risk of diabetes

Emerging evidence about the impact of different statins on the risk of diabetes

Recent evidence has shown that statins can increase the incidence of new-onset diabetes, leading to an “Read the FDA warning for consumers” official warning by the FDA.  This has huge implications for practice, as these drugs are widely used to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with and without diabetes.  Selecting the right …

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More evidence needed for ADP-antagonists to prevent CVD

More evidence needed for ADP-antagonists to prevent CVD in type 2 diabetes

These drugs have been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular outcomes in non-diabetic patients.  However, few studies have looked at the diabetic population.  As people with type 2 diabetes are at a substantially increased risk of CVD, we might expect ADP receptor antagonists to offer some benefit. Clinical question In patients with type 2 …

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