Study identifies blood vessel as a therapeutic target for diabetes
In a new study published inScience Translational Medicine,researchers have identified a role of a secreted protein, apelin, in regulating the transfer of fatty acids across the blood vessels. This offers insights into a potential target for type 2 diabetes therapies.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lower thyroid stimulating hormone levels elevate risk of thyroid cancer
There is an increased risk of thyroid cancer associated with lower-than-normal thyroid hormone levels, a finding that could have a major impact on patients fighting the disease, a study inAmerican Association for Cancer Researchsuggests.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A type of bacteria found in stools can predict ability to lose weight
People cannot lose weight without enough levels of Prevotella in their gut, according to a new study published in theInternational Journal of Obesity.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Apple-shaped women are at risk of a deadlier form of breast cancer
Apple-shaped women are at risk of developing a deadlier form of breast cancer, whereas pear-shaped figures are prone to a treatable form of the disease, a new study inThe Oncologistsuggests.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pregnant women with preeclampsia may have life-long heart issues after giving birth
A new study presented at the American Heart Association meeting in San Francisco suggests women who develop preeclampsia earlier in pregnancy are more likely to have thickening in their heart's left ventricle one month after delivery.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrine Society announces 2018 Laureate Award winners
The Endocrine Society has announced it has selected 14 leaders in the endocrinology field as winners of its prestigious 2018 Laureate Awards.EurekAlert! (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

GLP-1 diabetes drug neutral for the heart
Extended-release exenatide (Bydureon) is safe for the heart but does not help prevent cardiovascular events in type 2 diabetes, a study published in theNew England Journal of Medicinereports.MedPage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pregnancy outcomes remain poor in mothers with childhood-onset T1D
According to new research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting, pregnancy outcomes remain poor in women with type 1 diabetes, despite significant advances in obstetric and diabetes care.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The Society ’s Year in Review 2016 is now published
We achieved some fantastic successes in 2016 thanks to the valuable input of our members and other partners. The Year in Review aims to demonstrate the impact that the Society has through supporting individual members, the endocrine community and engaging with the public.Highlights included several brand new member benefits, a record-breaking SfE BES conference, publication of five emergency guidance resources, a new corporate partnership and the launch of the new Endocrine Nurse Award.Download and read thefull document to learn more about last year’s journey to advance endocrinology, and to discover opportunitie...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels in blood may help predict risk of multiple sclerosis
Examining vitamin D levels in the blood may help predict whether a person is at risk of developing multiple sclerosis, according to a large study published inNeurology.Medical Xpress  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners raise risk of type 2 diabetes
According to data presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting, artificial sweeteners may increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.Guardian  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Six meals a day may be better than three for those who weigh too much
According to a study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting, obese individuals with pre-diabetes or type two diabetes that ate‘little and often’ had far better blood sugar control than those who ate three large meals.Telegraph  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could hunger be a trick of the mind?
Findings, presented at the British Psychological Society's Division of Health Psychology annual conference, suggest that sensations of hunger and fullness may be associated with individual expectations and perceptions about the meal, and not physical changes in ghrelin levels.Medical News Today  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Menopause hormone therapy not linked to premature death
According to a study published inJAMA, women who take hormone replacement therapy may be no more likely to die prematurely than women who do not take hormones.Reuters  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Labradors are genetically predisposed to being hungry
Dr Raffan, from the University of Cambridge, explained how Labradors are genetically at risk of becoming overweight at the British Science Festival in Brighton. BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Should men with obese wives be screened for diabetes?
According to research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting, men are more likely to develop diabetes if their wife is obese, while women living with overweight men are not.The Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Variation in genetic risk explains which people develop type 1 diabetes in later life
Having certain genetic variants could explain why people can develop type 1 diabetes at markedly different ages, says new research presented at this year's annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.EurekAlert! (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sequential therapy a winner in osteoporosis
The administration of abaloparatide (Tymlos) for 18 months followed by alendronate (Fosamax) for 2 years was associated with dramatic reductions in fracture risk among postmenopausal women, according to research presented at the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research annual meeting.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gene variants newly linked to osteoporosis
A link between the loss of bone mineral density that can result in osteoporosis-related fractures and 153 new gene variants has been found, according to a genome-wide association study published inNature Genetics.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT can slow decline in lung function for middle-aged women
Hormone replacement therapy can slow the decline in lung function in middle-aged women, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Later circadian timing of food intake associated with increased body mass index
The timing of food intake relative to melatonin onset, a marker of a person's biological night, is associated with higher percent body fat and BMI, a study published inThe American Journal of Clinical Nutritionreports.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Coffee compound may prevent type 2 diabetes
Cafestol, a bioactive compound present in coffee, may prevent type 2 diabetes, a new study inJournal of Natural Products suggests.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bisphenol A exposure through the skin takes longer to be excreted
According to a paper published inEnvironmental Science& Technology, BPA, often used in store receipts, lasts longer in the body when introduced through the skin.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 12, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Testosterone levels of new fathers may cause mood swings
According to a study, published inHormones and Behavior, a drop in testosterone levels can signal postpartum depression in men, whilst a spike may be a sign of aggression, following the arrival of a newborn.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Largest ever genetic study paves way for potential osteoporosis treatment
A large genome-wide association study, published inNature Genetics, has identified novel, potential treatment targets for osteoporosis.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

More research needed to assess cardioprotective effect of vitamin D
More research is needed to assess the role of vitamin D in the prevention of periprocedural myocardial injury, according to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Pharmacology.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How thyroid hormone prods red blood cell production
A study, published inPNAS, has solved the mystery of why patients with underactive thyroid also tend to be anaemic.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Doctors issued with first guidance on endometriosis
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence have issued guidelines to UK doctors, for the first time, on the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 6, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Therapeutic benefits of melatonin for treating blood cancers
According to a study published in theBritish Journal of Pharmacology, melatonin has important anticancer effects that may be useful for treating blood cancers.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Dementia risk elevated in subclinical hyperthyroidism with suppressed TSH
According to a study published inClinical Endocrinology, adults with subclinical hyperthyroidism and suppressed thyroid-stimulating hormone have an increased risk of dementia and a decline in their cognitive scoring.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine for subclinical hypothyroidism has no symptomatic benefit
A recent trial, published in theNew England Journal of Medicine, found that levothyroxine treatment did not improve symptoms in subclinical hypothyroidism.Medical News Bulletin (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cleanliness is next to sexiness for golden-collared manakins in Panama
Male golden-collared manakins on extra testosterone cleaned up their display area before performing for females, whilst females became more aggressive on extra testosterone, according to research published inAnimal Behavior.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New method to detect human growth hormone for anti-doping testing
A method, published inScientific Reports, shows how human growth hormone levels can be more effectively and sensitively detected using a proteomics based approach.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Estrogen may stop infection-induced brain inflammation
A study, published inScientific Reports, indicates that estrogen synthesis in the brains of zebra finches may also fight off neuroinflammation caused by infection.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Genetics of circadian rhythms found to have effect on migraine
According to data presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, a specific genetic variant of the CLOCK gene predisposes people to have more migraines when under financial stress.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Can an abnormal menstrual cycle be caused by a concussion?
According to a study, published inJAMA Pediatrics, women who suffer a concussion during adolescence may experience dysfunction in their hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, leading to an abnormal menstrual cycle.Medical News Bulletin (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stressed lemurs have worse chances of survival
High levels of hair cortisol are associated with reduced survival in wild grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus), according to a study published inBMC Ecology.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone therapy improves cardiac structure in growth hormone deficiency
According to a study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, children that received growth hormone therapy for one year experienced improvements in cardiac structure, body composition and cardiopulmonary functional capacity.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Estrogen may stop infection-induced brain inflammation
A study, published inScientific Reports, indicates that estrogen synthesis in the brains of zebra finches may also fight off neuroinflammation caused by infection.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone therapy improves sleep quality for menopausal women
A new study, published inMenopause, has found that low-dose hormone therapy may be effective in easing sleep issues in early menopausal women. EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gut bacteria can alter protective effect of a gene that wards off type 1 diabetes
A guardian gene that protects against type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases exerts its effects by altering the gut microbiome, according to a study published inPNAS.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxytocin plays larger role in social interaction than previously thought
A study, published inNature, suggests that oxytocin is involved in a broader range of social interactions than previously understood. This discovery may have implications for neurological disorders, such as autism.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Genetic mutation encourages longevity in men
Researchers have found a mutation in the gene for the growth hormone (IGF1) receptor that promotes longevity, increasing men’s lifespan by up to 10 years, according to a study published inScience Advances.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Heart hormones protect against obesity and insulin resistance
Enhanced natriuretic peptide signalling in adipose tissue protects against obesity and insulin resistance, according to a study published inScience Signalling.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 1, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers reveal link between PCOS and type 2 diabetes
Women who have PCOS have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes and are diagnosed at an earlier age with the condition, according to a new study published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Eating triggers endorphin release in the brain
A study, published inThe Journal of Neuroscience, revealed that eating leads to widespread opioid release in the brain, likely signalling feelings of satiety and pleasure.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early lifestyle changes key to reducing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Early lifestyle changes are key to reducing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a study published inBMC Medicine.This means focussing diet and lifestyle education on young people rather than high risk older people.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obese people lack cells with satiety hormones
Severely overweight individuals have fewer enteroendocrine cells releasing satiety hormones in their GI tract, according to a study published inScientific Reports.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone injection could eventually reverse memory loss
Boosting levels of osteocalcin, a hormone produced by bone cells, may restore memory loss, according to a study published in theJournal of Experimental Medicine.New York Post (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 30, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Married patients with heart disease have better survival rates
Marriage is a vital factor affecting the survival of patients who have had a heart attack, as well as those with cardiovascular risk factors, according to a study published in theEuropean Society of Cardiology.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news