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The cholesterol and calorie hypotheses are both dead — it is time to focus on the real culprit: insulin resistance

14 JUL 2017By , ,

Emerging evidence shows that insulin resistance is the most important predictor of cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes.

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Why the evidence for testosterone therapy adds upSubscription

11 JUL 2017By

A closer examination of the evidence on testosterone therapy for men shows why the animosity surrounding the treatment is based on flawed assumptions. 

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Why the term 'prediabetes' may cause more harm than goodSubscription

6 JUN 2017By

Labelling patients as ‘prediabetic’ may not improve health outcomes because of inconsistencies with the testing and diagnosing of the condition, among other factors, writes Eleanor Barry.

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Why the resurgence of POM-to-P reclassifications in the UK is a good thingSubscription

9 MAY 2017By

After a dwindle in the number of reclassifications of prescription-only to pharmacy medicines in the UK, things are starting to look up, writes Natalie Gauld.

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What healthcare professionals can do to help limit HIV resistanceSubscription

3 APR 2017By

Limiting HIV resistance must not be neglected in an era where we continue to see breakthroughs in treatment for the infection once labelled a death sentence.

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