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Common Diabetes Drug May Cut Weight in Autistic Kids

A drug commonly used as the front-line treatment for Type-2 diabetes may also be effective in reducing weight in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), finds a study. ASD is a serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact. Individuals suffering from autism spectrum disorder ...

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Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease May Spike Before Menopause

Highlights Women need to pay close attention to cardiovascular risk factors Menopause typically happens between ages 45 and 55 Researchers examined data on 1,470 white and African-American women Women may be at greater risk for developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke in the years before menopause, rather than afterward, a ...

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Your Love for Sugary Beverages May Cause Prediabetes

Highlights Individuals who regularly consume sugar-sweetened beverages May be at an higher risk of developing prediabetes Blood sugar is high in prediabetes, but not enough for Type 2 diabetes Individuals who regularly consume sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda, colas and other carbonated beverages, and non-carbonated fruit drinks such as lemonade ...

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