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Individuals with impaired glucose tolerance or type 2 diabetes (T2D) may benefit from the substitution of fructose for glucose or sucrose in food or beverages, suggests a systematic review and meta-analysis.
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Hypertension, cardiac fibrosis, renal dysfunction and proteinuria predict faster progression of Fabry disease (FD) while on enzyme replacement therapy (ERT), according to a recent study.
Pearl Toh, 2 days ago

One-third of dementia cases globally can be prevented by addressing nine lifestyle factors at different stages of life, beginning from better education during childhood, according to a report from The Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention, and Care.

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New drug applications approved by US FDA as of 1 - 15 August 2017 which includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred since the original approval date.
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A recent study suggests that elevated fasting plasma glucose (FPG) before treatment predicts a successful dietary weight loss and maintenance among overweight patients consuming diets with a low glycaemic load or with large amounts of fibre and whole grains, according to a study.
Tristan Manalac, 5 days ago
Retinal vascular geometry is significantly associated with progression and incidence of diabetic retinopathy at 1 year, a new prospective cohort study has shown.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 5 days ago

Young women with HER2-negative breast cancer had improved breast cancer-free interval (BCFI) rates following treatment with ovarian function suppression (OFS) in addition to tamoxifen or exemestane, according to a recent study.

Special Reports
05 Apr 2017
At a recent lunch symposium held in conjunction with the 1st Malaysian Advances in Women’s Health Congress 2016, Professor Dr Jamiyah Hassan imparted clinical updates and strategies for the optimization of hormone replacement therapy in menopausal women. Highlights from her presentation are summarized below.
16 Mar 2017
Recently, Dr Peter Lin of the Canadian Heart Research Centre spoke on treatment strategies in the management of dyslipidaemia and T2DM at an AstraZeneca-sponsored continuing medical education event. Highlights of his presentations are summarized below.
20 Jan 2017
At the recent Malaysian Osteoporosis Society 2016 Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) Meeting held on the 8th of October 2016 at Ibis Styles Ipoh, Dr Hew Fen Lee and Professor Dr Chan Siew Pheng presented clinical guidance on the management of osteoporosis, and discussed whether the benefits of treatment outweigh the risks.
04 Jan 2017
At the Diabetes Asia 2016 Conference organized by the National Diabetes Institute, Professor Jean Claude Mbanya presented the case for why gliclazide modified release (MR; Diamicron® MR, Servier) should be the treatment of choice for early and aggressive control of type 2 diabetes (T2D).
16 Dec 2016
BASALOG – Insulin glargine (rDNA) 100 IU/mL soln for inj (cartridge) – CCM Pharmaceuticals
16 Dec 2016
INVOKANA – Canagliflozin hemihydrate 100 mg and 300 mg FC tab – Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
Pearl Toh, 07 Dec 2016
Preventing hypertension, diabetes, and obesity, which are the major risk factors for heart failure (HF), by ages 45 and 55 years may lower risks of incident HF and prolong HF-free survival, suggests data from the Cardiovascular Disease Lifetime Risk Pooling Project.
Conference Reports
Roshini Claire Anthony, 30 Jun 2017

The PCSK9* inhibitor alirocumab reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels and several other lipid parameters in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and high cardiovascular risk, according to two studies presented at the 77th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association (ADA 2017) held in San Diego, California, US.

Elaine Soliven, 30 Jun 2017
More frequent text messaging responses to reminders to check blood glucose (BG) was associated with better glycaemic control in teens with type 1 diabetes (T1D), and may help the transition from paediatric to adult care which entails greater self-care routine, suggests a study presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions held in San Diego, California, US.
Audrey Abella, 22 Jun 2017
A single dose of the human glucagon receptor (GCGR) antibody, REMD-477, reduces the amount of insulin necessary and significantly improves glycaemic control in individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D), according to a study presented at the ADA 2017 in San Diego, California, US.
Elaine Soliven, 22 Jun 2017
Severe obesity in children and adolescents may increase the risk of developing youth-onset diabetes, according to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions held in San Diego, California, US.
Roshini Claire Anthony, 21 Jun 2017

Insulin degludec had comparable cardiovascular safety and reduced the risk of severe hypoglycaemia compared with insulin glargine U100 in patients with type 2 diabetes and high cardiovascular risk, according to results of the DEVOTE* study.

21 Jun 2017
Podcast: Dr Steven Marso speaks about the cardiovascular safety of insulin degludec vs insulin glargine in patients with type 2 diabetes with high cardiovascular risk.
21 Jun 2017
Podcast: Professor Robert Henry talks about the effects of alirocumab vs usual care in patients with type 2 diabetes and mixed dyslipidemia.
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