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Probiotics Not Beneficial for Preventing Gestational Diabetes in Overweight, Obese Women

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In overweight and obese women, administering probiotics during the second trimester of pregnancy did not reduce the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to a study published in Diabetes Care. Researchers conducted the Study of Probiotics In Gestation (SPRING), a prospective,double-blind, randomized controlled trial of probiotics vs placebo, to analyze whether probiotics prevented GDM…

Assessing the Outcome of a Colorectal Cancer Screening Outreach Strategy in Primary Care

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Evaluation of a colorectal cancer (CRC) screening outreach strategy by mailed invitation for either fecal immunochemical test (FIT) or colonoscopy revealed that more primary care patients chose FIT, according to a study published in Preventive Medicine. Researchers conducted post-hoc analyses of data collected from a trial of CRC screening outreach. Patients who were not up-to-date with CRC screening…
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