Newswise — Last week it was reported that the National Institutes of Health abruptly halted part of a major study on diabetes and heart disease following an unexpected number deaths among patient enrollees. The study, which aimed at reducing blood sugar to normal levels in type 2 diabetics. The study included patients that were at especially high risk of heart attack and stroke, resulting in 257 deaths (as compared with 203 in the standard treatment group). Perhaps more alarming than the number of reported deaths: the NIH's National Heart Lung and Blood Institute stressed they were unable to link the increased number of deaths in the survey to any drug, including Avandia.

"It is imperative for diabetic patients to take their condition seriously when it comes to controlling their glucose levels," says Richard M. Goldfarb, MD and medical director of the Buck County Clinical Research Center. "Everyone knows a diabetic or has diabetic brother, boyfriend, uncle, or mother who eats that piece of chocolate cake first and pops a pill second. The tragic derailment of the NIH study serves as a wake-up call. The aborted study not only underscores the seriousness of diabetics adhering to their medication regimens but the importance of patients better monitoring their dietary intake. More and more, that includes adding natural nutritional supplements to their diets."

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February 25th is American Diabetes Alert Day: for those covering health news, eFoodSafety offers as an expert commentator Dr. Richard Goldfarb.

Biography on Expert Dr. Richard M. Goldfarb was awarded a distinguished honor of academic excellence by becoming a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, after completing his board certification in Surgery. Dr. Goldfarb received his BA from George Washington University. He then proceeded to medical school, graduating with honors from University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School. In addition to practicing clinical surgery for over twenty years, he serves as Medical Director for Bucks County Clinical Research, an FDA-approved facility, performing human clinical trials for several major pharmaceutical and nutritional companies worldwide. Dr. Goldfarb continues to clinically study new and innovative products and brings a wealth of knowledge to the board of directors of, Inc. through his extensive medical and business background.

Dr. Goldfarb serves as an expert resource on the following:

"¢ Diabetes awareness"¢ National Institutes of Health recent diabetes study"¢ Nutritional supplements

Dr. Goldfarb can address the following FAQs:

"¢ What are some of the broader medical ramifications of the recently aborted National Institutes of Health diabetes study?"¢ How might our nutrition choices help regulate glucose regulation?"¢ What are some helpful day-to-day health tips for Type II diabetics?

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