Christine Sadlowski, MS

All posts by Christine Sadlowski, MS

February 13th, 2013

High Calcium Intake Linked to Increased CV and Mortality Risks in Women

Calcium intake above 1400 mg a day was associated with increased risks for cardiovascular disease and mortality among women in a prospective Swedish study in BMJ. More than 60,000 women aged 39 to 73 at baseline completed a diet questionnaire starting in 1987. Over a median follow-up of 19 years, women who consumed 1400 mg or more […]

January 14th, 2013

Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of Diabetes Drug Canagliflozin

An advisory committee to the FDA recommended approving canagliflozin, a new type of drug for type 2 diabetes, late last week, the New York Times reports. The once-daily oral drug is a selective sodium glucose co-transporter 2 inhibitor. It prevents reabsorption of glucose by the kidney, thereby increasing glucose excretion in the urine and reducing blood […]