Artificial sweeteners may be making people fat
According to research, published in theCanadian Medical Association Journal, non-nutritive sweeteners may have adverse effects on glucose metabolism, gut microbiota and appetite control.Sun (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obese and overweight less likely to consider next meal when making portion size decisions
Findings presented at the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior annual meeting indicate that obese people tend to ignore how long it will be until the next meal when choosing how much to eat.Eurekalert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Estrogen prevents obesity and glucose intolerance during menopause
Findings presented at the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior annual meeting indicate that estrogen can prevent weight gain and improve glucose tolerance in a rat model of menopause.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

This is how to regulate your hormones naturally
A clinical professor of medicine at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine discusses lifestyle factors that can cause hormonal issues.Women’s Health (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Updated position on hormone therapy for menopause
Andrew Kaunitz, professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Florida College of Medicine, discusses new guidance from the North American Menopause Society on hormone therapy.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Professor Hattersley awarded an OBE in the Queen ’s Birthday Honours
Congratulations to our member Andrew Hattersley, Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Exeter, whose work on the genetic causes of diabetes has been recognised by the award of an OBE for services to medical science.Professor Hattersley's work on monogenic diabetes has revolutionised treatment for patients and has helped understanding the complexity of the condition. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Autism: Which children respond to oxytocin treatment?
Findings from a new clinical trial, published inProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,investigates which autistic children will respond best to oxytocin treatment and why.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Tall men have greater risk of developing prostate cancer
According to a study published in,BMC Medicine, taller men are at greater risk of developing aggressive form of prostate cancer due to their higher levels of hormone, IGF-1.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy negatively impacts development of children
Vitamin D deficiency in expectant mothers during pregnancy has a negative effect on the social development and motor skills of pre-school age children, according to a new study in theBritish Journal of Nutrition.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Impaired thyroid function may affect dialysis patients ’ health
A new study, in theClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology indicates that impaired thyroid function may have detrimental effects on dialysis patients' health and well-being.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Staff Nurse at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Employer: University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation TrustDepartment: EndocrinologyLocation: BirminghamSalary:£22,128 -£28,746Job Reference: 304-A-17-37809University Hospitals Birmingham are currently looking to recruit a dynamic, enthusiastic, motivated and forward thinking registered nurse to join the Endocrine Clinical Nurse Specialist Team. This excellent opportunity is open to Band 5 nurses with at least 2 years of experience in acute care setting. Successful candidate will join a team of experienced specialist nurses in a tertiary Endocrine referral centre and will be given f...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stress in pregnancy makes women more vulnerable to smoking and air pollution
The combination of stress with smoking or air pollution during pregnancy increases the risk of having a low-birth weight baby, according to a study published inPLOS ONE.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Playing football boosts bone development in teenage boys
Playing football three hours a week can improve bone development in teenage boys, in comparison to swimming and cycling, a study in theJournal of Bone and Mineral Researchreports.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone replacement therapies may help breast cancer grow
Women who take hormone replacement therapies have a higher incidence of breast cancer, research published inBreast Cancer: Targets and Therapysuggests.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes causes shift in oral microbiome that fosters periodontitis
According to a study published inCell Host& Microbe,oral microbiome in mice is affected by diabetes, causing a shift to increase its pathogenicity.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cr èche available for delegates at SfE BES 2017
WithSfE BES 2017 around the corner, we’re happy to unveil onsite crèche facilities at this year’s conference.The crèche will run a daily timetable of activities which includes sessions of art and crafts, face painting, drama, music, circus skill workshops and parachute games.Advance booking is required and places are limited - get in touch soon to secure your place! For more information about the crèche facilities at SfE BES 2017, please contact the Conferences Team on +44 (0)1454 642210 or email conferences@bioscientifica.com (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Is sense of smell linked to being fatter or thinner?
A study published inCell Metabolism found that mice genetically altered to remove their sense of smell did not gain weight on a high fat diet.CBS News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

No such thing as menstrual brain fog
A study published inFrontiers in Behavioral Neurosciencefound no effect of hormonal fluctuations during the menstrual cycle on women's cognitive function.CBS News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D guidelines may need updated
Findings from a new study published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition report that vitamin D3 is significantly more effective than vitamin D2 when supplemented at standard doses.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Anti-preeclampsia hormone discovered
A study published inScience reports on the discovery of a micropeptide that protects pregnant mice from proteinuria and hypertension, two hallmarks of preeclampsia.The Scientist (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormonal changes during early development limit lifespan
A new study published ineLife, reports that hormonal levels during the first few weeks following birth can have a long-term impact on lifespan, mortality risks and health status in old age.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

France U-turns controversial ‘endocrine chemical’ vote
France has made a U-turn on its support of proposed European Commission regulations on the definition of endocrine disruptors.Connexion (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Women graduates 'desperately' freeze eggs over 'lack of men'
Research presented at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference suggests that more professional women are freezing their eggs, to preserve fertility, due to a lack of suitably educated men.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrine Society say study needed on mechanisms underlying obesity
Growing evidence suggests that obesity is a disorder of the energy homeostasis system and scientists need to elucidate the mechanisms underlying this'resetting' of fat accumulation, according to a new statement published by the Endocrine Society inEndocrine Reviews.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

You and Your Hormones redeveloped and relaunched
We are thrilled to announce that our public facing website, You and Your Hormones, has been redesigned and relaunched!And what is You and Your Hormones?The ultimate resource you need to inspire your students and showcase the diversity of endocrinology A space for you to find inspiration for your next outreach project, or to inspire others by sharing your endocrinology resources A place for students, teachers, patients and the public to find expert up-to-date information about hormones, topical issues and supporting resourcesThe Society for Endocrinology is committed to dissemina...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

We are SO ready to talk about (You and Your) Hormones!
The moment we have been gearing up for has finally arrived. Our newly redesigned public facing website,You and Your Hormones, is now live!And what is You and Your Hormones?The ultimate resource you need to explain to the world how fascinating your field isA space for you to find inspiration for your next outreach project, or to inspire others by sharing your endocrinology resources with your community and with the publicA place for patients to find relevant patient groups, support and information about endocrine conditionsA base for teachers and students to find educational resources and activitiesA haven for curious minds...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 5, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Altering gut bacteria pathways may stimulate fat tissue to prevent obesity
A new study in the journalCell Reportssuggests that blocking a specific intestinal microbial pathway can prevent obesity and insulin resistance, as well as cause fat tissue to become more metabolically active.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Late menopause lowers risk of stroke
Every additional year between a woman's first period and her menopause reduces her risk of stroke and angina by 3%, new research published in theJournal of Women’s Health reports.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Drug trial begins for Cushing ’s syndrome therapy
Participant enrolment has concluded for a phase 3 trial investigating the safety and efficacy of levoketoconazole, a cortisol synthesis inhibitor, for the treatment of Cushing’s syndrome, according to a press release from Strongbridge Biopharma, the drug developer.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Contraceptive pill could increase breast cancer risk
A study published inEvolution, Medicine and Public Health suggests that some commonly prescribed birth control pills may quadruple levels of synthetic oestrogen and progesterone hormones.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Simple test could predict chances of miscarriage
Measuring hormone levels soon after conception can provide information about how viable a pregnancy is, a new study presented at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology conference in Geneva reports.The Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Noise is annoying – but can it also make you infertile?
A study inEnvironmental Pollutionreports that being exposed to noise levels of more than 55 decibels for four years is associated with an increase in fertility problems.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Delivery rates in IVF are affected by the age of the male partner
According to a new study in IVF couples, live birth outcome is affected by the age of the male partner. The results will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Geneva.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 3, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

2 x Research Associate in Diabetes, Endocrinology & Gastroenterology at The University of Manchester
Location: ManchesterSalary: £31,076 to£33,943 per annumHours: Full TimeContract Type: Fixed-Term/ContractPlaced on: 14th June 2017Closes: 13th July 2017Job Ref: BM&H-10221 and BM&H-10226Applications are invited for two post-doctoral Research Associates to join a new, highly prestigious MRC funded programme of research. The appointment will be for 48 months in the first instance, with the possibility of extension.This programme builds on recent discoveries from our group, which have identified the importance of biolog...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bioengineers create more durable, versatile wearable for diabetes monitoring
In a study published recently inScientific Reports, a team of bioengineers describe a wearable diagnostic biosensor that can detect cortisol, glucose and interleukin-6 in perspired sweat for up to a week without loss of signal integrity.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists find lack of experimental evidence detailing biologic roles of leptin in metabolism
The pivotal experiments that probe the function of leptin and unravel the precise mechanism of its action as a guardian against obesity are largely missing, research published inCell Metabolismreports.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Chronic lack of sleep reduces cognitive abilities and negatively impacts physical health
According to research presented at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Amsterdam, not only the amount of sleep is important but also whether it is done at the right time.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin in the brain may suppress the subjective feeling of hunger
According to a study published inScientific Reports,insulin in the brain may help regulate the hunger sensation and improve functional connectivity in the default-mode network, as well as in the hippocampus and hypothalamus.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Professor Sir Steve O ’Rahilly admitted to membership of the Royal Irish Academy
Congratulations to former Society President Professor O'Rahilly for being elected Members of the Royal Irish Academy!Professor O'Rahilly's work on the causes of obesity and type 2 diabetes have made him a world renowned expert in the field. He is one of eighteen new Members recently elected to the Academy. The Royal Irish Academy, Ireland’s leading body of experts in the sciences and humanities, admitted the new Members on Friday 26th May 2017. Since 1785 membership of the Academy has been awarded to persons who have attained distinction by their unique con...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers call for paradigm shift in type 2 diabetes treatment
Results from four recent randomized clinical trials suggest that using medications that offer glucose control while reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease could improve patient outcomes.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

200 scientists call for new restrictions on antimicrobial chemicals in personal-care products
A group of scientists and medical professionals called on the international community to further restrict the production and use of endocrine disruptors triclosan and triclocarban. The statement was published inEnvironmental Health Perspectives.The Washington Post (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Is pre-eclampsia caused by a baby's DNA?
Pregnant women can be put at risk of pre-eclampsia by their own baby's DNA, according to a study published inNature Genetics.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

NAMS new position statement on hormone therapy to relieve menopause symptoms
A new position statement on the use of hormone therapy for menopause symptoms from The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) has been published online inMenopause.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 21, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Save the date for NETs Basics Day!
Are you a consultant or a trainee interested in knowing more about neuroendocrine tumours?Learn about the latest research in the topic or how to manage patients with neuroendocrine tumours on this multidisciplinary one-day course organised by UK and Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (UKI NETS) and endorsed by the Society for Endocrinology.The session will be held in Sheffield on14 September 2014 - save the date!Find out how to register   (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Samuel Leonard Simpson fellowships in endocrinology
The RCP Samuel Leonard Simpson fellowships in endocrinology are now open for applications. These felloswhiops enable endocrinologists to learn new techniques and acquire new experiences, ideas and stimulation through travel and the exchange of ideas. Up to£8,000 are available for one or more candidates. Applications will be considered from suitably qualified people in the UK wishing to make visits abroad, or from those abroad wishing to visit the UK. Deadline 1 August 2017. Read more and find out how to apply (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

2017 Society Journal Awardees announced
We are ready to announce the best papers submitted to the Society journals in 2017! They are as follows: Journal of Endocrinology - A vital region for human glycoprotein hormone trafficking revealed by an LHB mutationJournal of Molecular Endocrinology - MuRF1 mono-ubiquitinates TRα to inhibit T3 induced cardiac hypertrophy in vivoEndocrine-Related Cancer - Social isolation induces autophagy in the mouse mammary gland: link to increased mammary cancer riskEndocrine Connections - Characterization of human follicular thyroid cancer cell...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 19, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New benefit for Society members - increased discount when publishing in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
 Exciting news for our members! Endocrinology, Diabetes& Metabolism Case Reports are increasing the SfE member discount on the Article Publication Charge from 20 to 25%. EDM Case Reports brings together international and national endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism societies to collaborate on this publication in order to benefit those societies, their members and the community as a whole. EDM Case Reports is a Society-endorsed, open-access resource.This initiative will support the dissemination of research conducted by memb...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Society's journals impact factors announced!
We are really excited to announce this has been a fantastic year for the Society's journals impact factors! Endocrine Connections has received a remarkable first impact factor of 2.541. This is testament to the high quality of the published articles and the hard work of the editorial board, including late Editor-in-Chief Dr Jens Sandahl Christiansen.For another year in a row, Journal of Endocrinology’s impact factor continues to increase. At 4.706, it has received its highest to date, positioning it as the highest ranked basic science endocrinology journal for a second year.&nbs...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Endocrinology at Queen Mary University of London
QMUL are seeking a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Endocrinology to join the Centre of Endocrinology at William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research programme that will contribute to the scientific excellence in Endocrinology at the institution.Read more (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 14, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Being overweight – not just obese – kills millions a year
Being overweight is killing millions of people around the world, according to the most extensive and authoritative study of the global impact ever carried out, published in theNew England Journal of Medicine.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 13, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news