Jill Stein

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Supplemental Vitamin D Helps Black Hypertensives

ORLANDO—Vitamin D supplementation may reduce blood pressure (BP) in African-American patients with hypertension in a dose-dependent manner, regardless of the intensity of antihypertensive treatment, researchers announced at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2011.

Investigational Combo May Prevent Diabetes in Obese Patients

LISBON—The investigational anti-obesity compound known as controlled-release (CR) phentermine/topiramate may prevent progression to type 2 diabetes in obese patients who are prediabetic, researchers announced at the 47th annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

Irwin Goldstein, MD

Investigational Drug Helps Diabetics with ED

LISBON—Avanafil, an investigational, highly specific phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor, is an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED) in men with diabetes, according to phase 3 data released at the 47th European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting.

Lay Volunteers Can Play Pivotal Role in Diabetes Management

SAN DIEGO—A community-based program that trains lay volunteers with diabetes to teach their fellow diabetics about diabetes self-management and help them devise an individual management plan appears to be paying off, according to data reported at the 71st Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association.

CV Risk Lower with Metformin

SAN DIEGO—Older patients with type 2 diabetes have a significantly higher likelihood of experiencing a cardiovascular (CV) event within two years if they start treatment with a sulfonylurea drug than with metformin, researchers reported at the 71st Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association.

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