Several foods appear to have a positive impact on blood pressure: dark chocolate, guava fruit, soy, and garlic, to name a few.1-6 They please both the palate and the prescriber. Most people won’t turn down chocolate and most clinicians won’t turn down the chance to lower blood pressure in a patient with hypertension. Enter flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum L) — it’s high-fiber, rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), and may be beneficial for a variety of cardiovascular... Read More
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This is a brief review of the CANTATA-SU trial and a discussion about the role of sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Are medications in this new class of agents something we should consider earlier in the treatment of type 2 diabetes? Or perhaps even for the treatment of type 1 diabetes? Are you concerned about their adverse effects and long-term safety? Tell us what you think by posting a comment.