• Lifestyle changes, meds effective to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes; no change in CVD
    Lifestyle

    Lifestyle changes, meds effective to prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes; no change in CVD

    Research Highlights: Findings from the multicenter, U.S. Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS) detail the 21-year follow-up of more than 3,200 adults with prediabetes who had participated in the original Diabetes Prevention Program trial. The DPPOS confirmed that treatment through lifestyle interventions or the medication metformin were effective long-term in preventing or delaying the development of Type 2 diabetes among adults with prediabetes compared to the participants who received standard care. However, the study participants’ risk of having a heart attack, stroke or dying from cardiovascular disease over the 21-year study period did not differ in the metformin or lifestyle intervention groups compared to the standard care…

  • Ballymun stabbing: ‘Change of lifestyle’ link investigated in Dublin murder of mother-of-two Lisa Thompson
    Lifestyle

    Ballymun stabbing: ‘Change of lifestyle’ link investigated in Dublin murder of mother-of-two Lisa Thompson

    Gardaí are investigating whether a “recent lifestyle change” of a 52-year-old mother of two who was murdered in a frenzied knife attack at her Dublin home is a motive in her death. isa Thompson (52) was stabbed up to 12 times at her home in Sandyhill Court, Ballymun. Her body was discovered by neighbours at 3.30pm on Tuesday. The Irish Independent can reveal that while gardaí continue to keep a “completely open mind” in relation to her death, sources said she may have become “vulnerable” and “inadvertently associated” with local criminal elements due to a change in her lifestyle over the past year. “Information has come in that this highly…