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References for "Ready? Get Set! Go! (Part IV)"

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References for "Will the BEST Diabesity® Prevention Strategy Please Stand Up?"

1 Taking preventive medications curbs diabetes risk. Reuters Health. Sep 7, 2006.

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4 Ingelfinger JR, Solomon CG. Angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitors for impaired glucose tolerance is there still hope? N Engl J Med. 2006 Sep 15 [epub ahead of print]. Article will appear in the October 12, 2006 issue of the journal.