Exercise likely to be best treatment for depression in coronary heart disease

A study by RCSI indicates that exercise is probably the most effective short-term treatment for depression in people with coronary heart disease, when compared to antidepressants and psychotherapy or more complex care. The study, led by researchers at RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences, is published in the June edition of Psychosomatic Medicine. This is the first systematic review to […]

New Soliqua data shows improved blood sugar control without weight gain versus premixed insulin – Sanofi

A new study of Soliqua (insulin glargine 100 Units/mL and lixisenatide, (iGlarLixi) met its two primary endpoints and all key secondary endpoints in a head-to-head comparison against premixed insulin (biphasic insulin aspart 30, BIAsp 30) in adults living with type 2 diabetes , the most common form of diabetes, uncontrolled on insulin and one or two oral anti-diabetic medicines. The […]

Investigational 2.0 mg dose of once weekly Ozempic demonstrates superior reductions in blood sugar vs Ozempic 1.0 mg in type II diabetes – Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk presented data showing that an investigational 2.0 mg dose of Ozempic (semaglutide) provided statistically significant and superior reductions in blood sugar (HbA1C) compared with Ozempic 1.0 mg. These data were the outcome of the SUSTAIN FORTE trial, a phase IIIb, 40-week, efficacy and safety trial comparing once-weekly semaglutide 2.0 mg vs Ozempic 1.0 mg as add-on to metformin […]

New health benefits of red seaweeds unveiled

Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Red seaweeds have been prevalent in the diets of Asian communities for thousands of years. In a new study, published in Marine Drugs, researchers have shown how these algae confer health benefits. “In the past, people have wondered why the number of colon cancer patients in Japan is the lowest in the […]

Testosterone therapy may reduce non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in obese

According to a new study, testosterone therapy may reduce non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in obese men with functional hypogonadism and type-2 diabetes. Testosterone therapy may help obese men with functional hypogonadism and type-2 diabetes reduce the prevalence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a study being presented at the 23rd European Congress of Endocrinology (e-ECE 2021), (http://www.ece2021.org). The […]

Semaglutide leads to significant weight loss in Type 2 diabetes patients

Article by Bruce Sylvester. Patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and treated with weekly semaglutide have achieved an average weight loss of almost 10kg, researchers reported on March 2, 2021  in The Lancet. Put in other terms, two-thirds of subjects treated with weekly injections of a 2.4mg semaglutide lost at least 5% of their body weight and achieved significant improvement in […]

CHMP recommends expanded approval for Saxenda in obesity – Novo Nordisk

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Semaglutide reduces excess body fat in people with obesity

In adults with obesity or overweight, weekly treatment with the glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1) receptor agonist semaglutide leads to reduced excess body fat and increased lean body mass, according to an industry-sponsored study presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. “Our findings suggest that semaglutide, through body weight loss and improvement of body composition, has the potential […]

Insulet’s Omnipod 5 automated insulin delivery system improves clinical outcomes in type 1 diabetes

Insulet Corporation (Insulet or the Company), the global leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its Omnipod brand of products, announced positive results from the first pivotal trial for the Omnipod 5 Automated Insulin Delivery System. Omnipod 5, the world’s first tubeless, wearable system that continuously adapts insulin delivery based on glucose levels and trends, significantly improved time in range […]