March 2009

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PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY

  • Beyond Diet and Exercise

    This is the first part of an evidence-based review of nontraditional therapies for childhood and adolescent obesity.

    By Sarah C. Armstrong, MD; Richard Chung, MD; Alexandra C. Russell, MSc; Michelle Bailey, MD; and Terrill Bravender, MD, MPH

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Lowering A1C Levels May Reduce Decline in Cognitive Function

Higher average blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes are linked to lower cognitive functioning, according to a study in Diabetes Care. The ongoing MIND (Memory in Diabetes) study, a substudy of the ACCORD (Actio... more >

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Diabetes Significantly Increases Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

Patients with diabetes have a significantly greater risk of dementia, both Alzheimer's disease—the most common form of dementia—and other dementia, reveals important new data from an ongoing study of twins. The risk of dementi... more >

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Insulin Is a Possible Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

Researchers from Northwestern University reported that insulin, by shielding memory-forming synapses from harm, may slow or prevent the damage and memory loss caused by toxic proteins found in patients with Alzheimer's disease. ... more >

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Low Vitamin D Linked to Cognitive Problems in Elderly

Researchers from the Peninsula Medical School, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Michigan, have for the first time identified a relationship between vitamin D and cognitive impairment in a large-scale study of old... more >

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