Diabetic Drug May Slow and Prevent Kidney Disease: Study

Doctors say it's hard to overstate the importance of this study, and what it means for curbing this problem, which is growing because of the obesity epidemic. The study tested Janssen Pharmaceuticals' drug Invokana. Results were discussed Sunday at a medical meeting in Australia and published by the New England Journal of Medicine. About 30 million Americans and more than 420 million peopleworldwidehavediabetes, and most cases are Type 2, the kind tied to obesity. It occurs when the body can't make enough or properly use insulin, which turns food into energy. This can damage the kidneys over time, causing disease and ultimately, failure. In the U.S., it's responsible for nearly hal...Keep on reading: Diabetic Drug May Slow and Prevent Kidney Disease: Study
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