Diets with low glycaemic index (GI) appear to be beneficial for glycaemic control and may even reduce body weight in people with prediabetes or diabetes, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.
In pancreatic cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, the presence of diabetes mellitus is associated with reduced survival and larger tumour, as well as with increased risk of death after treatment, according to a meta-analysis.
The addition of ticagrelor to aspirin leads to better outcomes in patients with diabetes, previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and stable coronary artery disease (CAD), a recent study has found. The combination may also increase the risk of major bleeding, however.
Maternal exposures to heavy metals vanadium (V), arsenic (As) and lead (Pb) at early pregnancy appear to result in lower maternal free T3 (FT3) and FT3/free T4 (FT4) ratio, which may contribute to reduced birthweight, suggests a recent study.
Almost half of Asian patients with dyslipidaemia and hypertension, as well as half of those on pharmacotherapy, have achieved their blood pressure (BP) treatment goals, a Singapore study has shown. Moreover, BP goal attainment is significantly associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C) control.