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    Yogurt linked to lower type 2 diabetes risk

    In a study of three large cohorts and a meta-analysis, total dairy intake is not associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) incidence, but increased yogurt consumption is linked to reduced risk of T2D, suggesting that yogurt could have a protective effect.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:215
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    Sulfonylureas and heart failure in T2DM

    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.

    BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2014, 14:129
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    Glycemic variation predicts stroke

    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.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:165
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    Liver fat score is best to predict NAFLD 

    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.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:154
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    Update on CVD risk factors

    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.

    BMC Medicine 2014, 12:115

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A. Metin Gülmezoglu

Co-ordinating Editor, WHO Reproductive Health Library