High fibre diets may help type-2 diabetes by affecting gut microbiome
A diet high in fibre may reduce blood sugar levels and promote weight loss by encouraging the growth of particular populations of gut bacteria, according to research published inScience.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Social stress negatively affects gut microbiome diversity
A rodent study, published inBehavioural Brain Research, reports that elevated stress hormone levels in response to social stress may affect the diversity of gut bacteria. Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gastrointestinal hormone can decrease liver fat levels
According to a clinical study, published inThe Lancet, a variant of hormone FGF19 can reduce the liver fat levels of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT improves heart health in menopausal women
According to a study, published inPLOS ONE, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has a protective effect on the cardiovascular health of menopausal women.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers find hereditary mutation responsible for erythrocytosis
A group of researchers have identified a new hereditary mutation that leads to overproduction of erythropoietin in the blood, a new study inThe New England Journal of Medicine reports.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Overweight women more likely to experience late menopause
A study in theEuropean Journal of Epidemiology suggests that weight is associated with menopause age, with overweight women being at 50% higher risk of experiencing late menopause.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Updated guidelines for the management of hirsutism in premenopausal women
The Endocrine Society has published new recommendations to manage hirsutism in premenopausal women, inThe Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism.EurekAlert! (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Antihistamine use linked to negative effects in male fertility
A new review published inReproduction suggests that the use of the drugs could have deleterious effects for male fertility.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Host the Clinical Endocrinology Trust Visiting Professor
We are pleased to announce that Professor Chris Thompson will be joining our plenary lecturers atSfE BES this year. The Visiting Professor tours up to 5 endocrine centres in the UK in the run up to the conference.  The programme for the day visit is entirely up to you and may, if travel schedule allows, involve an evening dinner.  If you would like to be considered to host a visit, pleasecontact usby Friday 6 April 2018. All costs for the visit except travel and accommodation are borne by the host institution. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 9, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pancreatic islets are the ‘glucostat’ of the body
A new study inCell Metabolism reports that pancreatic islets are responsible for maintaining adequate sugar levels in our body.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism linked to higher risk of fistula after neck surgery
Patients with low thyroid function have an increased risk of suffering complications after surgery, a study in theAnnals of Surgical Oncology suggests.Newswise (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Abdominal fat linked to anxiety
New research published inMenopause suggests that waistline circumference is associated with an increased risk of developing anxiety, especially in middle-aged women.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone receptor EER gamma – the ‘switch’ for skeletal muscle
According to research published inCell Reports, receptor ERR gamma makes endurance exercise possible.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The need to address hypoglycaemia risk in type-2 diabetes
Research published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism reports that clinicians lack the resources to adequately identify and manage hypoglycaemia in patients with type-2 diabetes.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Melatonin production disrupted by bright lights in children
According to new research inPhysiological Reports, an hour of exposure to bright lights before bedtime can entirely suppress the production of melatonin in children.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery controls diabetes and obesity better than lifestyle modification
According to RCT results published inDiabetes Care, gastric bypass surgery leads to more weight loss and better diabetes management, compared to lifestyle modifications.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

ACP issues controversial advice for type-2 diabetes management
The American College of Physicians (ACP) said that type-2 diabetes patients can aim for 7-8% levels, rather than the recommended 6.5-7%.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Call to members, from your Society ’s President
The Society for Endocrinology has been looking at itsstrategic goals to identify our key priorities over the next few years. Last year’s membership survey showed that the Society needs to do more work to recruit and retain the next generation of researchers, clinicians and nurses within our discipline. We now need your help. To identify what we can do to make the most difference in two specific areas, Council have set uptwo working groups for which we are seeking members:To look at how we bestattract and then support research scientists within endocrinology. Chair: Eleanor Davies, General Secretary-ElectTo furthe...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early periods linked to mental health problems
According to research in the journalPediatrics, girls who start menstruating earlier than their peers are more likely to present long-term mental health issues such as depression and antisocial behaviour.Psych Central (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Spring issue of The Endocrinologist now available online
The spring issue of the Society’s quarterly magazineThe Endocrinologist is now available to view online, and its theme is ‘The Next Generation: Shaping your future, shaping endocrinology’.A recent SfE membership survey indicated that there is some concern about recruitment of the next generation of endocrinologists. Endocrinology is not always seen as the most exciting of specialties, lacking the flashy techniques and lures of some others, as illustrated perfectly in our illuminating Opinion piece with a question from a junior doctor:‘Don’t you get fed up ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Different smiles trigger varying stress responses
Research inScientific Reportssuggests that different kinds of smiles may differently affect cortisol levels in the recipient.Newswise (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early periods linked mental health problems
According to research in the journalPediatrics, girls who start menstruating earlier than their peers are more likely to present long-term mental health issues such as depression and antisocial behaviour.Psych Central (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Adult onset diabetes has five different categories
Researchers identify five genetically distinct diabetes subgroups, with varying levels of risk for complications, a study inThe Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology suggests.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Arthritis drug may help lower sugar blood levels in diabetes
A study in theJournal of Endocrinology reports that leflunomide, used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, can help lower sugar levels in type-2 diabetes.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

FDA statement on BPA raises concerns amongst Endocrine Society experts
The Endocrine Society expresses disappointment regarding the FDA statement on BPA safety, highlighting that the CLARITY-BPA study does not examine key areas of concern. Newswise (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxytocin intensifies mothers ’ neural response to faces, regardless of age
A study inPsychoneuroendocrinology reports that mothers of 1-year-old children increase their neural response to both infant and adult faces, when given nasal oxytocin.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Beta cell regeneration can be stimulated in the pancreas
Progenitor cells located in the human pancreas can be primed to become beta cells, potentially becoming a new therapeutic option for type-1 diabetes patients, according to a study inCell Reports.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metformin use during pregnancy linked to heavier babies
A study in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism reports that PCOS patients who take metformin during pregnancy are more likely to have heavier babies.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Older men receiving testosterone injections at higher CV risk
Testosterone injections in men over 65 are linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular events, a study published inClinical Endocrinologysuggests.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormonal contraception not associated with depression
A systematic review published in the journalContraception reports that there is no link between hormonal birth control and depression.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

BPA exposure data mixed, CLARITY-BPA study shows
According to a FDA draft report on BPA exposure, the effects shown in male and female rodents are minimal and varied. Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Rheumatoid arthritis potential treatment found in scorpion venom
A group of researchers have identified a component in scorpion venom that could help develop new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, a study in theJournal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics suggests.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D efficacy depends on magnesium levels
According to a review inThe Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, vitamin D metabolism and effect depends upon having sufficient magnesium levels.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

DHEA could support implantation in pregnancy
A new study inFertility and Sterility suggests that the hormone could have a key role in early pregnancy, helping to prime cells for implantation.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers describe how diabetes drugs activate their target
The interaction mechanisms between diabetes drugs and their receptors have been described by researchers, a study inNature reports. This could potentially lead to developing novel drugs to treat diabetes and obesity.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type-2 diabetes early diagnosis linked to increased cardiovascular risk
A study inDiabetologia reports that early diagnosis of type-2 diabetes is associated with an increased risk of death from heart attack and stroke. Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Microworm protein could lead to extending fertility in women
According to a study in the journalCurrent Biology, researchers have identified a protein inC. elegans that can be blocked to extend their fertility.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Suppressing testosterone in transgender women not achieved with medication only
Transgender women are unable to achieve typically female testosterone levels using only medication, a study inEndocrine Practice suggests.  Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Retinal images can be used to predict cardiovascular risk
A study inNature Biomedical Engineering reports that using pictures of the retina can be useful to predict cardiovascular risk factors.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Healthy eating, and not genetic predisposition, is what influences weight loss
The quantity and type of food consumed, rather than genetics, are what leads to weight loss, according to a study in theJournal of the American Medical Association.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone therapy linked to lower curvature of the spine
A study in the journalMenopausesuggests that hormone therapy may help reduce hyperkyphosis in women. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Paracetamol linked to depletion of sulphated sex hormones
The use of paracetamol during pregnancy has been associated with sex hormone depletion, which may lead to urogenital malformation in males, a study inEBioMedicine suggests.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery more likely to stop taking diabetes drugs
A new study published inJAMA Surgery suggests that obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery are more likely to stop taking diabetes medication. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine use linked to increased bone fracture
A study in theJournal of Bone and Mineral Research suggests that levothyroxine dose may be linked to the incidence of fractures in thyroid cancer patients. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Viral hormones have potential to cause diabetes in humans
According to a study inPNAS, scientists have identified four viruses that produce insulin-like peptides capable of stimulating human cells. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery more successful for glycaemic control in diabetes
According to a study, published in Bariatric Surgical Practice and Patient Care, bariatric surgery is more successful than abdominoplasty for improving glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes.Healio  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women linked to child obesity
A study, published inPediatric Obesity, reports that vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women may predispose their children to become obese later in life. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pituitary activity linked to fox domestication
According to a study, published inG3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, changes in gene expression in the pituitary that alter animals' reactivity to stress are linked to domestication of foxes.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sex hormones affect progression of asthma
A study published, inThe Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, reports that normal fluctuations in female hormones may affect the development and symptoms of asthma.  Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Transgender woman able to breastfeed baby
According to a case study, published inTransgender Health, a transgender women has successfully breastfed a baby following an experimental course of hormone treatment.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - February 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news