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Serum Estradiol Levels Predictive of Fractures During Menopausal Transition

Serum Estradiol Levels Predictive of Fractures During Menopausal Transition

Measuring serum estradiol during the menopausal transition might help identify women at higher risk for fractures.

Low Birth Weight, Obesity Associated With Pregnancy Complications

Women who were born at a low birth weight and who are overweight or obese as adults are at increased risk of developing preeclampsia, gestational hypertension, and gestational diabetes mellitus.

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Up With PCOS Regardless of BMI

PCOS one of most influential predictors of T2DM after adjustment for BMI, education, family history.

Opinion

Obesity Medicine: Time for a Paradigm Shift?

Overweight patients often experience bias from the medical community, which may prevent them from seeking medical attention, even when it's necessary.

ACP supports higher HbA1c targets for pharmacotherapy in adults with T2D

ACP responds to criticism from the ADA, the Endocrine Society, the AACE, and the AADE of guidance that clinicians should aim to achieve an HbA1c level between 7% and 8% in most people with type 2 diabetes.

Examining the effects of wearable fitness trackers

The utility and effectiveness of wearable fitness devices are discussed in a clinician's opinion piece.

Clinical Features

Albiglutide Reduces Major CV Events in Patients With Type II Diabetes and Known CVD

Albiglutide Reduces Major CV Events in Patients With Type II Diabetes and Known CVD

Albiglutide is available in other countries, and this trial may serve as an impetus for its reintroduction in the United States, particularly if follow-up results show a survival advantage with albiglutide.

Managing Bisphosphonate Drug Holidays in Patients With Osteoporosis

Managing Bisphosphonate Drug Holidays in Patients With Osteoporosis

Ongoing treatment with bisphosphonate therapy may not be needed to prevent future fractures in certain patients due to the sustained effect of the drug.

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