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I'm back...

...from WisCon.

I don't expect to catch up on all the LJ posts over the past week. If there's something I need to see, let me know.

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femmediva
Jun. 2nd, 2004 03:44 pm (UTC)
If you get a chance, I'd love it if you check out my last couple of entries..
firecat
Jun. 3rd, 2004 12:24 am (UTC)
Wow, big changes!
eeyore_grrl
Jun. 2nd, 2004 05:12 pm (UTC)
hey, there's a poetry filter? can i be, if not already, on it?
firecat
Jun. 3rd, 2004 12:25 am (UTC)
You're now on. But I haven't made any poetry posts in a long time. One of these days I'll put them in memories.
tedesson
Jun. 7th, 2004 11:44 am (UTC)
Item in Forbes 2004-06-21
_Silencing "Syndrome X"_ by Matthew Herper
p 162

Patients with a mutant version of the PPAR gamma gene have a 25% higher risk of developing adult-onset diabetes.... Existing diabetes drugs, such as Actos from Eli Lilly, and Avandia from GlaxoSmithkline, resentize the body to insulin by turning on the PPAR gamma receptor. In turn, that can cut C-reactive protein, a marker for inflammation, by up to 40%.

But PPAR gamma drugs come with an annoying side effect: They make patients fatter. "It's a cosmetic problem," says Ralf DeFronzo, chief of the diabetes divison at University of Texas Health Sciences Center at san Antonio. "The more weight you gain, the better everything else gets."
firecat
Jun. 7th, 2004 11:49 am (UTC)
Re: Item in Forbes 2004-06-21
Thanks!

Yep, I'm on Avandia. I just wish the weight gain were only a "cosmetic problem" for me.
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