Benefits of cell therapy for type 1 diabetes outweigh risks

The investigational cell therapy donislecel demonstrated a favorable risk-benefit profile for certain patients with difficult-to-control type 1 diabetes. There is nothing patients [with diabetes] like more than freedom from dealing with the entire insulin issue. This therapy can help some patients and will be incredibly meaningful to those who receive it. Donislecel (Lantidra, CellTrans) — an allogeneic pancreatic islet cellular therapy — has been shown to increase insulin independence and decrease the number of severe hypoglycemic events among patients with difficult-to-control type 1 diabetes, based…

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FDA approves once-weekly Semaglutide for weight loss

The FDA approved once-weekly semaglutide injection for chronic weight management in adults with obesity or with overweight and at least one weight-related condition Weekly semaglutide 2.4 mg (Wegovy, Novo Nordisk), a GLP-1 receptor agonist, is the first-approved drug for chronic weight management in adults with general obesity or overweight since 2014. Semaglutide is indicated for chronic weight management in adults with a BMI of 27 kg/m² or greater who have at least one weight-related comorbidity, such as type 2 diabetes or hypertension, or in adults…

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FDA OKs Injectable Semaglutide for Chronic Weight Management

The FDA approved Novo Nordisk's injectable semaglutide (Wegovy) for adults with obesity or overweight. The GLP-1 receptor was approved for chronic weight management in adults with obesity (BMI of 30 or greater) or for adults with overweight (BMI 27 or greater) with at least one weight-related condition, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol, used in conjunction with a reduced calorie diet and an exercise regimen. The once-weekly, injectable medication is approved at a dose of 2.4 mg for this indication.…

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When to eat for better workout

For those looking to get the most out of their workouts, deciding what and when to eat can be difficult. As anyone who has scarfed down a big meal right before hitting the gym knows, timing matters. Most people need roughly 0.8 g of protein per kilogram of body weight per day, which translates to about 55 g of protein for someone who weighs 150 lbs. Even if you’re looking to build muscle, research suggests that consuming 20-40 g of protein at a time (roughly the…

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The Health Benefits of Losing Weight

There are a variety of biochemical and mechanical changes that take place when you lose weight, leading to improvements in your health. According to weight control network, these are some of the health benefits of losing weight: Heart disease and stroke: Losing 5-10 percent of your body weight may lower your risk of heart disease or stroke. Sleep apnea: Losing weight can help decrease the size of your neck. Excess fat in the body and neck collapses airways while sleeping. Type 2 diabetes: The Diabetes…

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