Yogurt, Low-Fat Dairy, and Diabetes Risk: Delicious News?

February 14, 2014

It’s not just what you don’t eat . . . it’s apparently what you do eat that can help reduce diabetes risk. Can you answer 5 questions about diabetes risk, strategies to reduce your work load in the wake of the ACA, masked hypertension, and thyroid nodules?

 

Question 1:

Yogurt and other low-fat, fermented dairy products can help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to a British study.

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Question 2:

A recent study found that in addition to traditional culprits, such as obesity, novel risk factors are important contributors to the increased incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus among African Americans.

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Question 3:

Numerous forecasts have predicted shortages of primary care providers, particularly in light of an expected increase in patient demand resulting from the Affordable Care Act.

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Question 4:

A study of more than 5000 persons recruited from an international database compared office blood pressure measurement with home monitoring. Those whose home monitoring values were higher than the office values had “masked hypertension” (essentially the opposite of "white-coat hypertension").

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Question 5:

Three sets of guidelines for the management of thyroid nodules have been published during the past 4 years.

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ANSWER KEY:

Question 1. E

Question 2. B

Question 3. E

Question 4. B

Question 5. A

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