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Past articles by Parker:

FDA Strengthens SGLT-2 Kidney Risk Warnings

The FDA is strengthening a warning on the labels of two diabetes drugs to reflect risk of acute kidney injuries. New labels for the two sodium-glucose transport 2 (SGLT-2) drugs -- canagliflozin (Invokana) and dapagliflozin (Farxiga) -- will have more information about acute kidney injuries and add recommendations about how to minimize risk, said the FDA on its website Tuesday. The agency says… → Read More

Cancer and Sugar: Study Suggests a Link

Large prospective study finds higher risk of gallbladder cancer → Read More

Canagliflozin Leads to Better A1c Control

Post-hoc analysis also finds lower risk of hypoglycemia → Read More

Combo Tx Leads to Better Outcomes for Hypothyroidism

T3-T4 therapy improves symptoms, boosts quality of life → Read More

Bariatric Surgery Improves Metabolic Syndrome for PCOS

Small cohort with obesity and PCOS saw improvement → Read More

Obesity Is a Chronic Disease, Say New Guidelines

AACE's evidence-based guidelines aims to help physicians → Read More

Novo Nordisk T2D Combo Wins FDA Panel Support

Concerns about insulin degludec-liraglutide combo didn't trump overall efficacy → Read More

Obesity Guidelines Headline AACE 2016

ORLANDO -- For the first time in its 25 year history, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) will release guidelines for treating obesity. "These are our first comprehensive guidelines for treating obesity," said the president of AACE, George Grunberger, MD, in an interview with MedPage Today. "They've been two years in the making." The guidelines will be released on Friday… → Read More

Food Labels Get a Makeover, Courtesy of FDA

Controversial changes will reflect amount of added sugars → Read More

Sitagliptin No Help for Fatty Liver

But study supports use of MRI as non-invasive liver fat measure → Read More

Baby Fat Gains Greater After Gestational Diabetes

Metabolic risk appears to start in first months of life, not in womb → Read More

10 Questions: Nwamaka Eneanya, MD

Nwamaka Eneanya, MD, is a nephrologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston with an interest in end-of-life care. Eneanya went to medical school at Meharry Medical College in Tennessee and earned an MPH degree from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. After graduation, she did her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, followed by a nephrology fellowship, also in Boston. She sat… → Read More

Babies of Diabetic Moms Have More Body Fat

* Note that this observational study found that infants born to mothers with gestational diabetes put on more weight in the first 12 weeks of life compared with those born to nondiabetic mothers. * Be aware that birth weights were not significantly different, suggesting postnatal factors as potentially playing a role in these findings. Weeks after birth, infants of mothers with gestational… → Read More

Bariatric Surgery Rarely Performed in Britain

Better access could cut long-term burden on patients → Read More

Could Diet Sodas Mean Heavier Offspring?

* Maternal consumption of artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs) during pregnancy was significantly associated with infant body mass index at 1 year of age, according to a longitudinal sudy of healthy pregnant Canadian women. * Note that the mechanism for the association of consumption of ASBs and infant BMI is unclear. Moms who consume artificially sweetened drinks may influence the body mass… → Read More

MicroRNA Leaves Signature for T1D Nephropathy

Researchers ID unique markers in patients with proteinuria and diabetic nephropathy → Read More

Blood Pressure Drop for CKD Patients on Patiromer

Sub-analyses finds those with resistant hypertension see benefits → Read More

Mixed Results for Exercise in CKD Patients with Diabetes

Short-term gains in exercise capacity, but no long-term benefits → Read More

HypeWatch: Junk Headlines on Junk Food

Press takes liberty with limited Mediterranean diet study → Read More

With Age Comes Wisdom

In a hypertensive CKD sample, the elderly had fewer events than younger patients → Read More