10 things your Society achieved in 2017
When it comes to good news, last year was a plentiful year for the Society and its members. We would like to share with you some of the highlights that the hard work of all those involved with the Society enabled in 2017.Read more details about these achievements on our blog,The Endocrine Post. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Blood sugar control linked to long-term cognitive decline
A new study published inDiabetologia suggests that diabetes and poor blood sugar control may result in accelerated long-term cognitive decline. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Air pollution may affect periods in teenage girls
A study inHuman Reproduction reports that air contaminants may cause menstrual irregularities in teenage girls.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D linked to respiratory health
According to research published in the journalRespirology, researchers have found that vitamin D can have an impact in respiratory function and health.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Testosterone levels influence musical taste in men
Research published in the journal, Personality and Individual Differences, has found a correlation between higher testosterone levels in men and their greater appreciation of music designated'unsophisticated', such as rock.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D could be new irritable bowel syndrome treatment
A study, published in theEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reports a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency among IBS patients, and suggests that supplements may improve their symptoms.iNews (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Increased obesity risk for kids born via C-section
A study, published inPLOS One, suggests that children born via Caesarian section are more likely to be obese by the age of five.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity spreads like a contagion
According to a study, published inJAMA Pediatrics, weight gain is contagious, and those living in obese communities are more likely to become obese themselves.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PCOS reduces diversity of gut bacteria
The gut microbiome of women with PCOS is less diverse, according to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Temperature affects risk of diabetes during pregnancy
A study published in theEuropean Journal of Endocrinology suggests that higher environmental temperatures are linked to a higher number of gestational diabetes cases. Medpage today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Novel way to target hormone-driven breast cancer identified
According to a study published inNature Communications, researchers have identified a mechanism to stop cell growth in hormone-driven breast cancers.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Antithyroid drug use during pregnancy linked to congenital malformations in babies
Antithyroid therapy during pregnancy may increase risk of congenital malformations in babies, a study published in theAnnals of Internal Medicine reports.Medpage today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrine disruptors affect serotonin production in rats
A study inEndocrine Connections suggests that flame retardant chemicals can disrupt placental function, leading to alterations in serotonin production in rats. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

All-cause and cardiovascular mortality linked to vitamin D levels
Vitamin D concentrations have been linked to all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, according to a study in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early radiotherapy linked to better response after thyroidectomy
Research inClinical Endocrinology suggests that adults with differentiated thyroid cancer, who undergo thyroidectomy and start radioiodine therapy within the first three months after surgery, have better outcomes.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes risk not increased in overweight women with PCOS features
According to a study inThe Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, irregular periods and increased levels of androgens are not linked to a higher diabetes risk in overweight women.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Inactivity linked to metabolic syndrome, independently of BMI
A study inPLOS One reports that exercise may help reduce the risk of developing metabolic syndrome, independently of body mass index. MedPage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

UK and Ireland For Women In Science Fellowships applications open
Early career women in science– get£15,000 to continue your cutting-edge research with the 2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science UK& Ireland Fellowship Awards. The fellowship can be in different ways, for example to buy a piece of scientific equipment, help to cover child care costs, or fund conference travel.Apply before16 February 2018.Eligibility criteria and FAQs are availablehere.If you have any questions, contactForWomeninScienceUK@loreal.com (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Program reduces stress in adolescents affected by war
A program aimed at improving the mental health of adolescents directly affected by the Syrian war has effectively lowered their cortisol levels, according to a study published inPsychoneuroendocrinology.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery most effective therapy for obesity
According to a study, published in theJournal of the American Medical Association, obesity surgery is far more effective than lifestyle changes in preventing obesity-related deaths.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxytocin has crucial role in brain signal processing
According to a study, published ineLife, oxytocin is critically involved in signal processing of social information, which guides subsequent social behaviours.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New guideline for treatment of aggressive pituitary tumours
A new European clinical practice guideline for the treatment of aggressive pituitary tumours and carcinomas has been published in theEuropean Journal of Endocrinology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Night levels of cortisol in Cushing's patients are highly variable
According to a study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, the salivary cortisol levels of Cushing's patients late at night are highly variable, and may not accurately reflect diagnosis or treatment efficacy.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D and calcium do not prevent hip fractures
According to a newJAMA meta-analysis, calcium and vitamin D are not significiantly associated with hip fracture decrease. Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Potential target to treat obesity and type 2 diabetes found in fat cells
Researchers have discovered a molecule produced by fat cells, which could lead to the development of new biomarkers to predict risk of metabolic diseases related to obesity, according to a study inCell Metabolism. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Carotid sinus stimulation may help treat diabetes
Research published inDiabetologia reports that scientists have developed a way to treat type 2 diabetes in rats, by electronic modulation of the carotid sinus nerve.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early age menopause and periods associated with higher cardiovascular disease risk
According to research published in the journalHeart, women who start their period or their menopause early are at increased risk of suffering from cardiovascular disease. Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers identify enzyme that regulates the physiology of white and brown fat
A study published inDiabetes reports that enzyme SNRK promotes the burning of calories in brown fat, and reduces inflammation in white fat tissue.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Dieting can help type 2 diabetes patients avoid insulin
Research inDiabetes, Obesity and Metabolism suggests that weight loss through lifestyle changes can significantly reduce the likelihood of type 2 diabetics needing insulin treatment.BBC (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine may improve fertility in Hashimoto ’s patients
For women with infertility and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, levothyroxine treatment can improve ovarian function, according to a study published inThe Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sun ’s blue light wavelengths key in weight loss
A new study inScientific Reports suggests that sunlight contributes to the shrinking of white adipose tissue cells.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Androgen deficiency linked to sex hormone-binding globulin
A cross-sectional study in men, published inClinical Endocrinology, shows an association between increased levels of sex hormone-binding globulin and androgen deficiency.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Corticotropin-releasing hormone mediates stress-induced illness
A study in mice, published in theJournal of Leukocyte Biology, reports that corticotropin-releasing hormone stimulates histamine release in stress conditions, leading to disease.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes associated with negative outcomes in pregnancy
Both diabetes types are linked to adverse outcomes during pregnancy, such as stillbirths and Caesarean sections, a study inDiabetologia suggests.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hot flashes in hormone-treated cancer patients can be managed
According to a study, published inJAMA, hot flashes caused by hormone therapy in cancer patients can be medically managed to reduce discomfort of patients.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Higher risk of hormone-related cancers in female night shift workers
According to a review, published inCancer Epidemiology Biomarkers& Prevention, female night shift workers in North America and Europe are at greater risk of developing hormone-related cancers, including breast cancer.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Black pepper compound may have anti-obesity properties
According to a study, published inNutrition and Metabolism, a compound found in black pepper may be an effective anti-obesity therapy.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Ibuprofen may be a factor in male infertility
According to a study, published inPNAS, men who regularly use ibuprofen may be at an increased risk of fertility problems.Time (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

No increased risk of bone fracture in Turner syndrome
According to a 6-year prospective study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, girls with Turner syndrome, given growth hormone and oestrogen therapy, do not have an increased risk of bone fractures.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers discover mechanism that converts white fat to brown
A Swedish study, published in theJournal of Experimental Medicine, has uncovered the mechanism that converts white fat to brown fat, in mice.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Paracetamol during pregnancy may damage future fertility of female offspring
According to this review of rodent studies, published inEndocrine Connections, pregnant mothers given paracetamol had female offspring with reduced ovarian reserve.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Premenopausal women have poorer outcomes after adenomectomy
According to a study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, premenopausal women with acromegaly have worse outcomes after transsphenoidal adenomectomy.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cortisol levels can be lowered by the scent of your partner
Smelling their partner’s shirt can reduce stress in women who are in heterosexual relationships, according to research published in theJournal of Personality and Social Psychology.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Contraceptive shot may increase risk of HIV
DMPA, a birth control method commonly used in Sub-Saharan Africa, may be increasing risk of HIV infection by 40% in women, research inEndocrine Reviews suggests.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New obesity drug increases cell metabolism to burn fat
Research inBiochemical Pharmacology reports that scientists have developed a new drug that induces weight loss and decreases cholesterol levels, without changing food intake, in obese mice.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New appropriate use criteria for somatostatin receptor PET imaging in NETs
The Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging has developed and published appropriate use criteria for somatostatin PET imaging that includes different clinical scenarios for diagnosing neuroendocrine tumours.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Blood sugar levels in diabetic mice restored with gene therapy
A new gene therapy approach can revert sugar levels back to normal in mice with type 1 diabetes, according to new findings published inCell Stem Cell.EurekAlert! (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetic foot wounds may heal quicker using sucrose octasulfate dressing
Using sucrose octasulfate wound dressing, rather than standard wound dressing, can quicken closure of non-infected neuroischemic diabetic foot ulcers, a study inThe Lancet Endocrinology& Diabetes reports.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Crystal structure of glucagon receptor key for type 2 diabetes drug development
According to research published inNature, scientists have determined the crystal structure of the human glucagon receptor, which may open doors to the discovery of new type 2 diabetes drugs.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mild thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy associated with lower foetal weight
According to a study in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, subclinical maternal thyroid dysfunction may negatively affect foetal growth.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news