Diagnosis & Disease Information

Artificially Sweetened Drinks May Hike Diabetes Risk

SAN FRANCISCO—Heavy consumption of artificially sweetened beverages was associated with almost twice the risk of diabetes in a long-term, community-based prospective study, researchers reported here at the American Diabetes Association annual meeting.

Age Affects SUI Surgery Outcomes

PARIS—Older women undergoing surgery for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) fare as well as younger women with respect to perioperative results, but they experience worse two-year outcomes, researchers reported here during a poster session at the Fourth International Consultation on Incontinence.

Salt May Lower ARB Efficacy in Diabetics

SAN FRANCISCO—Dietary salt supplementation may reduce the antihypertensive effects of the angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) telmisartan in patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension, investigators reported at the 68th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. The effect is independent of habitual sodium dietary status.

Prostate cancer

Increased PCa Risk Ruled Out

Contrary to original findings from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT), finasteride does not increase the risk of high-grade prostate cancer, according to a new analysis.

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