Category: Caroline Apovian

Diabetes Drug Victoza Might Not Help Advanced Heart Failure Patients

HealthDay News Caroline Apovian, School of Medicine The diabetes drug liraglutide (Victoza) doesn’t appear to improve heart function in patients with advanced heart failure, a new study finds… Expert quote: “This study took people who were really, really sick and threw a drug at them, and nothing happened. But these patients may have been too […]

Chances are, Boston schools are safe from sugary drinks

Boston Globe (subscription required) Caroline Apovian, School of Medicine Sugary soft drinks and juices linked to bulging waistlines have all but disappeared from Boston’s public schools after a major push began years ago to banish the drinks, according to a study published Thursday that calls the city’s strict rules a model for the nation… Expert […]

New Dietary Guidelines Receive Support, but Also Spark Controversy

Endocrinology Advisor Caroline Apovian, School of Medicine The recently published 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans have received general support from a number of professional organizations, including the American Medical Association, American Diabetes Association,3and American Academy of Pediatrics… Expert quote: “The guidelines shift every 5 years to highlight and eliminate certain elements. The shift in the new guidelines […]