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ESE Daily News Alert - 9 February 2021

High fibre diets may reduce depression in women

Premenopausal women who consume large amounts of dietary fibre may have a reduced risk for depression, according to a study published in Menopause.


New voice assessment technique may help detect thyroid cancer

According to research published in Applied Physics Letters, a new technique which uses the voice to detect thyroid nodules may be more effective at detecting tumours than other current methods, such as ultrasound and fine-needle aspiration biopsy.


Metformin may reduce mortality risk in patients with COVID-19 and type 2 diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes who take the diabetes drug, metformin, may have a threefold decrease in mortality risk from COVID-19, according to a study published in Frontiers in Endocrinology.

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Metabolic surgery may be an effective treatment for diabetes

According to a study published in the Lancet, metabolic surgery may be more effective at treating type 2 diabetes in the long term, than medications and lifestyle interventions.

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