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Analysis of published literature indicates that the use of glitazones and sulfonylureas in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with an increased risk of heart failure compared with metformin use.
Variation of fasting plasma glucose is a predictor of ischemic stroke in type 2 diabetic patients, indicating that preventative strategies should aim to minimize glucose variation to prevent stroke in these patients.
In a comparison of four non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease (NAFLD) prediction scores, liver fat score (LFS) is the most robust in identifying NAFLD in an American population, suggesting LFS could be used to predict liver-related mortality.
Specific factors are associated with risk of cardiovascular disease; Robert Eckel and Marc-Andre Cornier review the data and recommendations on the use of these biomarkers to help identify patients who need intensive cholesterol-lowering therapy.
An analysis of a breast cancer cohort reveals large methylation changes and demonstrates a prognostic value of a DNA methylation signature
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