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The epidemic of diabetes is now worldwide. Diabetes affects 347 million people and this number is projected to reach 438 million by the year 2030. According to the World Health Organization(WHO), diabetes caused 1.3 million deaths worldwide in 2008. Diabetes increases the risk of both heart disease and stroke. The risk of death for people with diabetes is about twice as high as than that for people without diabetes. The cost of diabetes ranges from 0.4% to 2.3% of GDP in some countries in the world.
Oral contraceptive pills are an effective means of preventing pregnancy only if used in the proper way (missed pills are a common cause of contraception failure). Two main kinds of birth control pills exist in the Canadian market namely combination pills and progestinonly pills. The aim of the present editorial is to highlight some of the major points surrounding oral contraceptive pills utilization. We gathered our information from clinical practice as well as from Rowan et al., Shrader et al. and the online website “uptodate”
A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Effects of Retinyl Palmitate on CD4+ T Cell Related Cytokines, Thyroid Function and Metabolic Biomarkers in Obesity: A Study Design and Protocol
Obesity, as a low grade chronic inflammatory condition, is associated with immune system dysfunction and several autoimmune diseases. Recent evidence demonstrates a pathogenic role for T-helper cells in developing obesity related immune-disorders. Vitamin A and its retinoid derivates are best known for their immune-regulatory effects. However, the effect of vitamin A supplementation on immune function in obese individuals is still unknown. The aim of the present study is to investigate the possible role of vitamin A supplementation on serum T-helper cytokines and several other secondary outcomes (anthropometric and metabolic parameters and thyroid function) in healthy obese reproductive age women
Contraceptive Counseling and Use among Women with Poorer Health
Over 73 million women in the United States are of reproductive age, accounting for more than 48% of the female population. Of these women, over 25% suffer from chronic conditions including hypertension, diabetes, depression, and vascular disease which do not affect fertility but may increase the risk of pregnancy complications and adverse birth outcomes. Use of effective contraception by women with chronic conditions can enable them to plan their pregnancies and optimize maternal and fetal outcomes. The effectiveness of contraceptive counseling and contraception as part of preventative health efforts are recognized by their coverage without co-pay in the Affordable Care Act.