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Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular disease continues as an epidemic, driven by rising rates of obesity and its resulting metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome.

In the papers below: Explore how medicines to treat type 2 diabetes have dramatically improved both the length and quality of life for people with type 2 diabetes. Explore how statins have significantly decreased the number of heart attacks and strokes in clinical trials. Consider that tobacco control has been identified as one of the most rational, evidence-based policies in medicine.