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Drug May Lessen Amputation Risk for Diabetics
Date:5/22/2009

ndings could lead to a change in standard treatment for the prevention of diabetes-related lower-limb amputations," they concluded, adding that the results "showed a reduction in amputation rates that seemed to emerge after just 1.5 years of fenofibrate use."

The study was published this week in a special issue of The Lancet devoted to diabetes.

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The Amputee Coalition of America has more about diabetes and amputation.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: The Lancet, news release, May 21, 2009


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