Oxytocin can reduce xenophopia
A study, published inPNAS suggests that oxytocin in combination with social norms could decrease xenophobia in previously hostile individuals.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fat but fit still at risk of heart disease
Normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels are not indicative of long-term good health among obese people, according to a study published in theEuropean Heart Journal.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cutting high fructose corn syrup from diet can reverse insulin resistance and high cholesterol
A study, published inThe Journal of the American Osteopathic Association suggests that removing fructose from the diet can combat obesity, fatty liver disease, diabetes and insulin resistance.Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Some types of exercise better than others at suppressing hunger
Some types of exercise may be better than others at blunting appetite and potentially aiding in weight management, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology.New York Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Serotonin and cortisol play major roles in the development of male-biased liver cancers
Liver cancer occurs more frequently in males than females. A study, published inCancer Research, suggests that sex-hormones play little role in these cancers, and other non-sex hormones may play critical roles.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New method improves conditions for studying insulin producing cells
Researchers have published, inCell Reports, a new method of studying the function of beta cells under more physiologically relevant conditions, using a non-invasive cornea transplant model.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes and high blood pressure increase Alzheimer ’s risk
New research, published inJAMA Neurology reports that people with vascular health problems, including diabetes and high blood pressure, have a greater chance of dementia later in life.The Spectator (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diet food and drinks trigger weight gain and diabetes
Diet food and drinks may actually promote weight gain and trigger diabetes because the brain misreads the number of calories present and reduces metabolism, according to a study published inCurrent Biology.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Adiponectin from fat tissue can give protection against PCOS symptoms
A new study, published inPNAS, reveals that adiponectin can protect against obesity and insulin sensitivity in women with PCOS.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 11, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fat rats show breast cancer may be more aggressive in patients with obesity
A study published inHormones& Cancershows that obese rats have more sensitive androgen receptors, which magnifies growth signals from testosterone and promotes tumour growth without oestrogen.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery increases bone marrow fat
A study, published in theJournal of Bone and Mineral Research, reports that obese women undergoing gastric bypass surgery exhibit increases in bone marrow fat, which is associated with a greater decline in bone density.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pioneering type 1 diabetes therapy safe
The first trial of a pioneering therapy to retrain the immune system and slow the advance of type 1 diabetes has shown it is safe. The immunotherapy showed positive signs of slowing the disease.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Food preservatives may disrupt human hormones and promote obesity
A new study, published inNature Communications, shows that some everyday foods may contain endocrine-disruptors that damage gut-to-brain signalling, which may predispose people to obesity.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 10, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low blood sugar in newborns linked to later brain problems
A study, published inJAMA pediatrics,found that children who had experienced low blood sugar levels as newborns were two to three times more likely to have difficulties with executive function as toddlers.Medical Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Online team-based game helps diabetic patients lower blood glucose
Research, published inDiabetes Care, found that an online, team-based game, designed to teach patients about diabetes self-management, had a sustained and meaningful impact on a key measure of diabetes control.EurekAlert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early term babies are at greater risk of diabetes and obesity-related diseases
Early term deliveries impact babies’ long-term health with increased risk of diabetes and obesity-related illnesses, as well as a shortened life-span, according to a study published in theAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone klotho may improve cognition and memory
According to a study published inCell Reports, administration of klotho, a proposed life-extending protein hormone, can improve cognition and physical performance in mice. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stress makes people sense danger in harmless situations
Research, published inPNAS, shows that people with raised cortisol levels are more likely to misidentify dangerous scenarios, which may explain why PTSD symptoms are exacerbated during times of stress.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 9, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New Society funding opportunity to advance Endocrine Nursing
The Society’s new Endocrine Nurse Grant was developed by the Nurse Committee to support research or audit projects aimed at enhancing nursing or clinical practice. These funds can be used to produce preliminary data for competitive Doctoral Research Fellowship applications.Lisa Shepherd, Chair of Nurse Committee, explains,“The launch of this grant provides an excellent opportunity for nurses working in endocrinology to undertake a piece of research or audit. This will fundamentally not only improve practice and positively impact on patient care, but enhance the nurses’ professional pr...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid Network webpages launched – a dedicated hub for knowledge exchange
The Thyroid Network (aka Thyronet) was created as a platform to enable basic and clinical researchers, clinical endocrinologists and endocrine nurses to share knowledge and best practice and work together to advance their specialist field. We are now thrilled to launch theThyroid Network’s dedicated webpages– a dedicated hub for all things thyroid.Keeping informed was never easier - the new Thyroid Network webpages are designed to keep you updated with the latest news in the Network, as well as any thyroid research-related events and opportunities. As a member of the Thyroid Network you can als...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Moderate alcohol consumption may reduce the chance of diabetes
According to new research published inDiabetologia showed a link between drinking moderate amounts of alcohol per week compared to those who had one drink or less. Consuming alcohol 3– 4 times a week reduced the risk of developing diabetes by around a third in both men and women.The Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

FSH increase may be linked to bone density loss and weight-gain at menopause
Studies in mice showed that during induced menopause, FSH could be responsible for redistribution of body fat, weight-gain and bone loss. The study, published inNature showed that blocking FSH minimised bone loss and weight gain at menopause.New York Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hypertensive women may benefit from drugs that block aldosterone
Aldosterone causes damage to the cardiovascular system when at high levels and drugs that block its receptors may reduce high blood pressure more effectively, say researchers at the 38th World Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences in Rio de Janeiro. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Risk of a fatty heart linked to race and body shape
New research published by the journalMenopause shows that black women who put on fat around their midsection during midlife are also more likely to accumulate fat around their heart, whereas white women’s risk of fatty hearts is higher when they put the weight on all over.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Working long hours increases the risk of heart disease and mental health problems
Research published by theEuropean Heart Journal shows that working 55 hours or more per week increases your risk of developing atrial fibrillation and stroke. However, other medical problems such as obesity and diabetes are also linked with working longer hours so the causation is not yet known.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 8, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The gut plays a key role in the development of type 2 diabetes
Research published inMetabolic Syndrome and Related Disordersshowed that the gut can contribute to excessive glucagon secretion. This causes the release of glucose and unregulated high blood sugar.Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 7, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists successfully remove BPA from drinking water
A new liquid solution can filter 90% of these hormone-disrupting chemicals out of drinking water, according to a study published inGreen Chemistry.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Study highlights underlying mechanisms of fractures associated with bisphosphonates
A study published inProceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesdescribes how the prolonged use of bisphosphonates can out people at risk of atypical femoral fracture.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Skin transplants could treat type 2 diabetes and obesity
Scientists have described a novel approach using CRISPR and skin grafts to boost insulin levels and reduce weight in mice. The study was published inCell Stem Cell.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes drug could help those living with Parkinson's disease
A study published inThe Lancet suggests that exenatide improves movement-related issues and might also slow the progression of the disease.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 4, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Muted stress response linked to long-term cannabis use
A new study published inPsychopharmacologysuggests chronic cannabis users have a dampened physiological response to stress. This is the first study to examine the effects of acute stress on salivary cortisol levels in chronic cannabis users.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Elective freezing of IVF embryos linked to higher pregnancy rates
A delay in transferring embryos to the mother improves the success of in vitro fertilization in certain cases, according to a study published inFertility and Sterility.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Women who are pear-shaped have a lower risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes
Thin people may lower their risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes by carrying a few extra pounds on their hips and thighs, a study published inCell Metabolism suggests.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Active children may lower their risk of heart disease, obesity and cancer
A study inFrontiers in Physiologyreports that mice that are physically active before reaching sexual maturity have'turned down' genes for inflammation, which is linked to obesity, heart disease and cancer.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

'Switch' in brain of obese people stays on all the time
Obese people aren’t able to regulate the way body fat is stored or burned because a“switch” in their brain stays on all the time, a study inCell Metabolism reports.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Weight gain between pregnancies tied to gestational diabetes
Women who gain substantial amounts of weight after their first pregnancy may be more likely to develop gestational diabetes during their next pregnancy, a study published inPLOS Medicine suggests.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes could be spread through toxic meat like mad cow disease
A new study inJournal of Experimental Medicine suggests diabetes may be spread through meat or blood transfusions by means of misshapen proteins.The Times (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 2, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Screen time linked to diabetes in children
Daily screen time of three or more hours is linked to several risk factors associated with the development of diabetes in children, according to a study published inArchives of Disease in Childhood.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sleeping badly could add 3 cm to your waistline
A new study inPLOS ONEreports that sleeping badly could be driving weight gain, independently of dietary choices.The Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Artificial light from digital devices lessens sleep quality
A new study published inOphthalmic& Physiological Optics found that blue light emitted from digital devices could contribute to the high prevalence of reported sleep dysfunction.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Feinstein Institute receives $1 million to develop electronic pancreas
Feinstein Institute has received a $1million grant from The Knapp Family Foundation to launch a research program that will explore bioelectronic medicine to treat diabetes, according to a press release from the institute.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Having a baby in your thirties linked to raised life expectancy
Women who became mothers later in life were more likely to live longer than those who gave birth in in their teens and twenties, according to a paper published in theJournal of Public Health. Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

‘Hunger-controlling’ cells discovered in the brain may lead to new way to treat obesity
Cells in the brain that may help control the hunger impulse have been discovered in a development that could lead to new treatments for obesity, according to a study inCell.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 31, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin resistance linked to lower bone density
Decreasing sensitivity to insulin, often associated with obesit, may also reduce bone mass in young adults, according to data published inPLOS One.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone therapy for transgender adults poses potential heart risks
Long-term cross-sex hormone therapy for transgender individuals is associated with potential cardiovascular risks but psychological benefits, according to a review published inAnnals of Internal Medicine.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Plant hormone boost for New Zealand's endangered night parrot
A study, published inReproduction, Fertility and Development, suggests that the critically-endangered kakapo’s breeding success depends on oestrogen-like hormone levels found in native New Zealand plants.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Aldosterone hormone linked to alcohol use
According to findings, published inMolecular Psychiatry, there is a link between aldosterone levels and risk of alcohol use disorder, such as cravings.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sperm counts among western men have halved in last 40 years
Findings, published inHuman Reproduction Update, reveal that sperm counts in western men have dropped significantly over the last 40 years.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 26, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Too little vitamin D may hinder recovery of injured corneas
According to a study inJAMA Internal Medicine,vitamin D could have a stimulatory role in wound recovery by improving cell communication.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stress hormone linked to mood and hippocampus volume
Individual differences in the pattern of release of cortisol in response to a stressful experience reveal how stressed a person actually feels, suggests a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news