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Semaglutide May Aid Weight Loss in Obese Patients With T2DM

Estimated change in mean body weight to week 68 was −9.6 percent with semaglutide 2.4 mg versus −3.4 percent with placebo

Maternal Cardiovascular Health in Pregnancy Tied to Offspring Cardiovascular Health

Maternal CV health at 28 weeks of gestation tied to offspring cardiovascular health at ages 10 to 14 years

CVD Risk Factors Tied to Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia

Significantly greater global cognitive deficits seen in those with schizophrenia who had metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension

New Algorithm Can Predict Advanced Liver Disease

The CIRRhosis Using Standard tests algorithm could use results of routine blood tests to identify those at high risk for advanced liver disease

Women With T1DM Experience Shorter Reproductive Period

Women with type 1 diabetes experience 2.5 fewer reproductive years, with findings limited to women diagnosed before reaching menarche

Good Response Seen With HealthCare.gov Reopening

CMS figures show more than 206,000 people signed up for coverage from Feb. 15 to 28

Provider Teams Outperform Solo Care for New-Onset Chronic Disease

Among solo providers, there was little difference in care management and outcomes between physicians, nonphysicians

Birth Weight Modifies Link Between Adult IGF-1 Levels, T2DM

IGF-1 levels inversely associated with T2DM risk in dose-dependent manner, but only among those with birth weight ≥2.5 kg

Prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes Tied to Poorer Brain Health

Higher risk for cognitive decline, vascular dementia, Alzheimer disease seen with high blood glucose

Mortality Lowest With Five Servings of Fruit, Vegetables/Day

Lowest mortality seen with two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables; no additional risk reduction seen with higher intake