Why does alcohol makes you thirsty?
A study, published inCell Metabolism, reveals that hormone FGF21 is responsible for the thirst caused by drinking alcohol or eating sugar.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Alopecia caused by hormone therapy in breast cancer
A study, published inJAMA Dermatology, reports that endocrine therapy-induced alopecia in breast cancer patients is mechanistically similar to androgenetic alopecia.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Effects of prenatal stress consistent across species
A meta-analysis, published inScientific Reports, examining the effects of prenatal stress on offspring stress hormone levels has found that they are affected consistently across several different vertebrate species.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Avian oxytocin promotes generosity in jays
According to a study, published inBiology Letters, mesotocin, the bird equivalent of oxytocin, also guides social behaviours and promotes food sharing and genorosity among pinyon jays.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Night owls at increased risk of early death
According to a study, published in Chronobiology International, people who naturally prefer to stay up late are 10% more likely to die prematurely and suffer health problems, compared with those who naturally prefer to rise early.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gene that influences fat deposition in women also increases diabetes risk
A version of gene KLF14 that predisposes fat disposition to the hips rather than the abdomen, predominantly in women, also increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published inNature Genetics.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cluster of cells in the brain that influence parental behaviour identified
Research, published inNature, has identified a galanin-producing population of cells in the mouse brain that influence the complex neurocircuitry associated with parenting behaviour, including hormone release from the hypothalamus.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Timing of cortisol replacement therapy affects cognitive performance
According to a trial, published inPNAS, timing cortisol replacement therapy to more closely match the usual ultradian rhythm can improve cognitive function in patients with adrenal insufficiency.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New test to diagnose GH deficiency
Research published inJCI Insight reports that a team of UK scientists have developed a simple blood test to diagnose growth hormone deficiency in children.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Circadian clock may explain patterns of aggression
According to a study inNature Neuroscience, aggressive patterns commonly seen in patients with degenerative neurological disorders are controlled by circadian rhythms.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Weight loss during childhood decreases type-2 diabetes risk later in life
Children who achieve normal weight by the age of 13 can eliminate the effect that being overweight has on adult-onset type-2 diabetes risk, a study in theNew England Journal of Medicine suggests.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Antidepressants during pregnancy may affect children ’s brain development
A study inJAMA Pediatrics reports that using selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy is associated with changes in babies’ brains that affect emotional processing.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Intense IVF may increase heart disease risk in children
A Swiss study, to be presented at the International Society for Milder Approaches to Assisted Reproduction, reports that children born using intensive IVF techniques may have a higher risk of developing heart problems later in life.The Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could vitamin D blood test diagnose bipolar disorder?
A study, published inTranslational Psychiatry, suggests that levels of a vitamin D binding protein are elevated in children with bipolar disorder, and could be used as a blood test marker for earlier diagnosis.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PCOS linked to increased liver disease risk
According to a study, published inPLOS Medicine, women with PCOS have double the risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT reduces diabetes risk in menopausal women
A study, published inJCI Insight, reports that oestrogen stimulates gut cells to produce more GLP-1, which may also explain why pre-menopausal women have a lower diabetes risk.Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Viral gene therapy not long-term solution for CAH
According to a study, published inHuman Gene Therapy, viral gene therapy for congenital adrenal hyperplasia provides only temporary relief, and abnormal adrenal cells will return. News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New insights on mechanisms linking circadian rhythm and obesity
A new study, published inCell Reports, indicates that the timing of glucocorticoid pulses can greatly influence weight gain, linking disrupted circadian rhythm with increased fat cell conversion.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How to reduce hormone therapy side effects in prostate cancer treatment
A study, published in theAnnals of Behavioral Medicine, advises that men who follow a healthy eating and exercise plan can avoid the metabolic side effects caused by hormone therapy for prostate cancer.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Society endorses position statement on growth hormone delivery device choice
The Society has endorsed a British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (BSPED)position statement on the choice of device for growth hormone delivery.The statement is in accordance with NICE guidance and recommends that the choice of delivery method should be assessed on an individual basis.Read the full statement (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid surgery increases risk of bone fracture
A study, published in theWorld Journal of Surgery, reports that after one year of thyroxine therapy, following thyroid removal, patients had a higher risk of bone fracture and osteoporosis.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Leptin signalling is involved in frog metamorphosis
Research, published in theProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, shows how leptin signalling is important for the transition of tadpoles to frogs.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Social media use increases stress levels
According to a preliminary study, published in theJournal of Social Psychology, subjects that closed their Facebook accounts had reduced cortisol levels and better scores of mental wellbeing. Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes risk increases with short periods of inactivity
A new study, published inDiabetologia, reports that even small changes and short periods of sedentary lifestyle can increase the risk of diabetes.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of metabolic syndrome in older women
According to a study, published inMaturitas, postmenopausal women with vitamn D deficiency have a higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome and  of having high cholesterol.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Rise in obesity increases cancer risk in young adults
A review, published inObesity, reports that increases in obesity rates have led to an elevated the risk of particular cancers in young adults.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormonal factors increase risk of knee osteoarthritis in women
According to a study, published inArthritis and Rheumatology, various reproductive and hormonal factors may differentially predispose, both normal weight and overweight, women to knee osteoarthritis.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT may reduce hormone-related fat accumulation in menopause
According to a study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the increased abdominal fat deposition associated with decreased estrogen levels, may be reduced by HRT.CNN (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Society nominates candidate for European Society of Endocrinology Executive Committee Elections
The Society has nominated Professor Chris McCabe for a vacancy on the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) Executive Committee. The Executive Committee governs all aspects of ESE, and a position for a basic scientist member is available from May 2018. This important position is involved in guiding, supporting and promoting endocrine science at ESE.  Professor McCabe (University of Birmingham) is a leading scientific researcher in endocrinology, and the current Chair of the Society for Endocrinology Science Committee. This, combined with his previous experience serving on the SfE Council and organising ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Liver enzyme may be link between abdominal fat and diabetes
A study, published inNature, reports that targeting enzyme, DPP4, in the liver can reduce adipose inflammation, lower insulin resistance and decrease blood sugar in mice.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Brain development disorders may be linked to common environmental toxin exposures
According to a review, published inEndocrine Connections, exposures of pregnant women and children to common thyroid-hormone-disrupting toxins may be linked to the increased incidence of brain development disorders.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Testicular adrenal rest tumours present at a younger age in CAH
Testicular adrenal rest tumours are frequently detected in prepubertal boys with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) at an earlier age than previously thought, according to a study, presented at the Endocrine Society annual meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Analysing past failure may reduce stress in the future
According to a study, published inFrontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, people that wrote about a past failure had a reduced cortisol response to stress in a later anxiety test. Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity can alter taste perception
According to a study, published in PLOS Biology, overweight mice maintained on a high-fat diet had 25% fewer taste buds. Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gut serotonin levels linked to diabetes and obesity
According to a study, published in theInternational Journal of Obesity, obese people have elevated gut serotonin levels, which may indicate a novel drug target for intervention in metabolic disturbance.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity and androgen excess in mothers leads to anxious offspring
According to a Swedish study, published inThe FASEB Journal, mice born to obese mothers with androgen excess are more likely to exhibit anxiety-related behaviours in adulthood.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity set to become leading risk factor for cancer
According to a Cancer Research report, obesity is becoming the leading risk factor for development of preventable cancers, and will soon overtake smoking as the number one cause in the UK. Sky News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT may protect against development of Alzheimer's disease
According to a study, published inNeurology, women on HRT for 7 years exhibited fewer brain volume changes and beta amyloid aggregations in the frontal cortex.Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Engage your local area with hormones, with Society support
The Society is offering to support you in sharing scintillating science in your local area, through the Big Bang Near Mefairs. Engage the public with hormones using Society tried-and-tested resources, or bring your own activity, TheBig Bang Near Me programme plays a vital role in inspiring the UK’s future scientists and engineers at a regional, local and school level. Through these events, young people are encouraged to pursue careers in STEM. This is your opportunity to share your passion for the science of hormones, showcase that they are a vital as...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bring the Big Bang to your region
Following on from the success of theBig Bang Fair in March, the Society is offering to support you in sharing scintillating science in your local area throughBig Bang Near Me. With events in Bristol, Perth, and Liverpool,Big Bang Near Me brings the success of theBig Bang Fair to your region.This is your opportunity to engage the public with endocrinology, and showcase how hormones are a vital aspect of everyday life across all ages. The Society has tried-and-tested resources you can deliver, such as demonstrating the fine balance of glucose regulation, or the undulating rhythms ruled over by the circadian clock. Alternativ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Help Simon Watt redesign humanity in Level Up Human
Would you like to take part in a science comedy podcast show recorded in front of a live audience?In Level Up Human, host Simon Watt teams up with a guest comedian to hear two scientists pitch their ideas on how we might redesign humanity for the next step in human evolution. It is then decided,with help from the audience, if the ideas should be included in the blueprint for humanity 2.0.If you are interested in being part of this podcast and offering up your idea of humanity's future,get in touch with us by27 March! (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bring the Big Bang to your region - only one can win!
Do you want to share your passion for science? Are you looking to give back to your local community? Are you in need of a break from the lab/hospital? Sharing your knowledge with the public can do all of these at once.Following on from the success of theBig Bang Fair in March, the Society is offering to support you in sharing scintillating science in your local area throughBig Bang Near Me. With events in Bristol, Perth, and Liverpool,Big Bang Near Me brings the success of theBig Bang Fair to your region.This is your opportunity to engage the public with endocrinology, and showcase how hormones aren’t simply for ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Behaviour changes during adolescence not explained by reproductive hormones
A study inCurrent Biology suggests that puberty hormones‘can’t be blamed’ for the social behaviour changes that occur during adolescence. News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Increased risk of mortality in older patients on levothyroxine
In some elderly patients with subclinical hypothyroidism, treatment with levothyroxine is linked to a higher risk of mortality, research presented at ENDO 2018 reports.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metformin use may lower pregnancy complications in PCOS
New research presented at ENDO 2018 suggests that women who suffer from PCOS, and use metformin during pregnancy, are at a lower risk of late miscarriage and premature birth.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery can change gene expression patterns
Obesity surgery leads to gene expression changes that could predict future outcomes for patients, research presented at ENDO 2018 reports. Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could low thyroid hormones explain chronic fatigue syndrome?
New research published inFrontiers of Physiology reports that chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition with unknown causes, may be linked to low levels of thyroid hormones.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy linked to autism-like behaviours in offspring
According to a study in theJournal of Endocrinology, low levels of vitamin D during pregnancy may affect brain development and result in autism-like behaviours of children.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Common plastics chemicals may reduce male fertility in future generations
A study, to be presented at The Endocrine Society meeting today, links falling fertility rates in men over the last few decades with endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in common plastic products.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Male contraceptive pill is safe and effective
The male contraceptive pill is safe and effective, with no adverse effects on sex drive, according to data presented at The Endocrine Society meeting this week.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news