Vitamin D reduces risk of colon cancer
According to a study, published in theJournal of the National Cancer Institute, higher vitamin D levels are associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer, particularly in women.NBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pesticide causes female-biased sex ratio in frogs
According to research, published inScientific Reports, a common endocrine-disrupting pesticide adversely affects reproduction in the West African clawed frog.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Altered thyroid hormone levels increase gestational diabetes risk
According to a study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, higher levels of triiodothyronine are associated with increased risk of gestational diabetes.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Platypus hormone could lead to new diabetes therapy
Platypus GLP-1 is more resistant to degradation and may hold the key to safer and more effective treatments for type-2 diabetes, according to research led by the University of Adelaide.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Physical activity overcomes genetic propensity to obesity
According to a study, published inMenopause, physically active women in their 70s can maintain a healthy weight, despite genetic predisposition to obesity.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type-2 diabetes may predispose to Parkinson's disease
According to a study, presented at the American Academy of Neurology, patients with type-2 diabetes have a 31% greater risk of developing Parkinson's disease.Mirror (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Smoking and diabetes increases risk of impaired memory
According to a study, published inRadiology, people who smoke or have diabetes have an increased risk of calcification in brain regions important for memory.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mild hypothyroidism in children increases risk of high cholesterol
According to a study, published inClinical Endocrinology, children with mild, subclinical hypothyroidism have a greater risk of having high total and non-HDL cholesterol levels.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Winners of the 2018 Early Career Prize Lectures announced
Congratulations to the 2018 winners of the Society'sEarly Career Prize Lectures, which have just been announced. Julia Prague from Imperial College London is our winning clinical prize lecturer and was selected for her abstract,“Neurokinin 3 receptor antagonism– the magic bullet for hot flushes?”Douglas Gibson from the University of Edinburgh is our winning science lecturer and was selected for his abstract,“The Importance of Local Sex Steroid Action in the Regulation of Fertility”.Both winners will present their lectures atSfE BES 2018 in Glasgow 19-21 Novembe...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Prof Julia Buckingham & Prof Iain Clarke recognised in 2018 Queen ’s Birthday Honours
Congratulations to two distinguished endocrinologists, Prof Julia Buckingham and Professor Iain Clarke, who are among the academics honoured in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.Prof Julia Buckingham, Vice-Chancellor at Brunel University London and former Society for Endocrinology President has been awarded a CBE. She has been honoured for services to biology and education, in recognition of her distinguished career as a pharmacologist and academic leader. Professor Iain Clarke of Monash University in Melbourne has also been recognised as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia fo...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

EU regulation on endocrine disruptors not sufficient
The European Union’s criteria for regulating endocrine-disrupting chemicals are not sufficient to protect public health, according to the Endocrine Society. In an issued statement, the Endocrine Society specifies concerns that the guidance requires an“excessively high level of proof” that a chemical is an endocrine disruptor.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vacancy for Endocrine Nurse on Society's Peer Review Working Party
A vacancy is currently available for an Endocrine Nurse to join the Interdepartmental Peer Review Working Party.The Interdepartmental Peer Review Scheme aims to help improve the services offered to patients with endocrine pathologies, help support requests for additional resources and lift morale within the endocrine community. Find out more and applyApplications must be recieved by 13 July 2018.  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Earlier menopause onset in teen mothers
Teenage mothers, and those from poorer countries, are more likely to have an earlier menopause and need a hysterectomy, according to research presented at the World Congress of Menopause in Canada.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could new gut-coating pill be used to combat obesity?
A new treatment that restricts calorie uptake by coating the gut, to prevent nutrient absorption in the intestines, has been tested successfully in rats, according to research published inNature Materials.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Normal vitamin D levels improve pregnancy outcomes
According to research, published inLancet Diabetes& Endocrinology, women with a history of pregnancy loss are more likely to become pregnant, and have a healthy pregnancy, if their vitamin D levels are within normal range.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

EU regulation on endocrine-disruptors not sufficient
The European Union’s criteria for regulating endocrine-disrupting chemicals are not sufficient to protect public health, according to the Endocrine Society. In an issued statement, the Endocrine Society specifies concerns that the guidance requires an“excessively high level of proof” that a chemical is an endocrine disruptor.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New link identified between inflammation and depression in type-1 diabetes
According to findings inEndocrine Connections, galectin-3 levels could be a novel, useful target to diagnose and treat depression associated with type-1 diabetes.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Summer issue of The Endocrinologist now available online
The summer issue of the Society’s quarterly magazineThe Endocrinologist is now available online. With the theme‘Sex through the ages: an endocrine perspective’, this issue's articles encompass the breadth of reproductive endocrinology: from fertility preservation to pregnancy through to menopause. In addition, read perspectives on the mentor-mentee relationship, hear from Professor Colin Farquharson, the new Co-Editor-in-Chief of two society journals, get advice on writing an abstract for SfE BES 2018 and find out how to engage with the media.You can bro...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Infant formula could have an impact in childhood obesity by modifying gut bacteria
A new study published in theJournal of Pediatrics suggests that babies that are primarily breastfed have lower obesity rates as they grow.ABC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Novel procedure developed to detect neuroendocrine tumours
Researchers have developed a safer, more effective nuclear medicine method to detect neuroendocrine tumours, according to a new study inThe Journal of Nuclear Medicine.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New target to treat depression associated with type-1 diabetes
According to findings inEndocrine Connections, galectin-3 levels could be a novel, useful target to diagnose and treat depression associated with type-1 diabetes.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 7, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Drug combination effective to treat male infertility
Combination therapy of drugs clomiphene citrate and anastrozole is a safe and effective way to treat infertility in males, a study inBJU International suggests.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes increases death risk three-fold in women with cardiovascular disease
A meta-analysis published inThe Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology reports that diabetes triples CVD death risk in women, while doubling the risk in men.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Height loss in postmenopausal women can be predicted
New research in the journalMenopause reports that, in postmenopausal women, height loss can be predicted by factors such as increased weight, exercise during adulthood, and age. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Work stress increases risk of death in men with cardiometabolic disease
According to a study inThe Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, men with diabetes or heart disease who are stressed at work have a significant higher risk of premature death.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metformin therapy safe in chronic kidney disease patients
In patients with mild, moderate chronic kidney disease, the use of metformin does not increase lactic acidosis, according to a study inJAMA Internal Medicine.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Chronic light exposure associated with insulin resistance
New research in the journalSleep suggests that overnight light exposure may negatively affect metabolic outcomes.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hyperthyroidism incidence may be increasing in children
A study inThe Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that the number of hyperthyroidism cases may be increasing amongst French children. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Medical therapy viable option to treat Cushing ’s disease
According to a systematic review inPituitary, medical therapy could be a viable first-line treatment for some Cushing’s patients, instead of surgery.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity may be explained by impaired ability to use fat as energy source
New research inCell Metabolism suggests that adipose tissue function can be the key to explain why some people are more prone to weight gain and type-2 diabetes than others.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hot flushes may be experienced for decades after menopause
According to a study in theJournal of the North American Menopause Society, a significant amount of women aged 60 and over report they still experience menopause symptoms. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists develop algorithm to predict weight gain and metabolic complications in women
Inefficient hormone-stimulated lipolysis can predict development of type-2 diabetes and weight gain, a study inCell Metabolism reports.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cerebrospinal fluid distributes neuropeptide to trigger hunger
According to a study published inCell Metabolism, melanin-concentrating hormone is released into the cerebrospinal fluid to stimulate appetite.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Growth hormone treatment may improve recovery in stroke patients
According to a new study in the journal Stroke, stroke patients treated with growth hormone have an improved recovery of cognitive abilities and experience less fatigue.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New guidance to treat elderly and frail diabetic patients
New recommendations on how to manage diabetes treatment in particularly frail adults have been published inDiabetic Medicine.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How to switch off sweet food cravings
A study inNature reports that scientists have found the mechanism that explains sweet tooth, and suggests that it can be switched off.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels influence IVF success
In women undergoing IVF, vitamin D deficiency is associated with lower pregnancy rates and a higher risk of miscarriage, according to a study inThe Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sex hormone levels may influence religiosity
According to a study published inAdaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, older men with higher levels of testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) tend to be less religious. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone therapy may slow cognitive decline
A combination therapy of estradiol and progesterone may benefit cognitive function in postmenopausal women, a study inMenopause suggests.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

‘Fat but fit’ may still increase cardiovascular risk
A study published inThe Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology suggests that overweight or obese, but otherwise healthy women are still at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Get ready for SfE BES 2018 in Glasgow
SfE BES 2018 is just around the corner - have you submitted your abstract yet?  Don't miss the submission deadline, fast approaching onMonday 25 June 2018.The Society's annual conference in Glasgow on 19-21 November 2018 is a great opportunity to exchange knowledge, share experiences and strengthen collaborations across our global community of endocrinologists.This year we would like you to share your stories of SfE BES. Tell us who you met or how you were inspired, what you learned or were enticed to discover. Visit SfE BES Stories for more information and to tell us what SfE BE...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes incidence predicted to rocket to 14% worldwide
Data presented at the European Congress on Obesity warns that one in eight people will have type-2 diabetes by 2045, if obesity rates continue to rise at the current rate.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Predicting malignancy of thyroid nodules
According to research, presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists' annual meeting, the location of thyroid nodules may be predictive of their malignancy.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Exposure to pollution increases obesity risk for boys
According to a study, published in theInternational Journal of Obesity, boys exposed to air pollution in early childhood are likely to have a higher BMI in adolescence.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Transgender brain scans more closely resemble desired gender
According to research, presented at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, brain activity in transgender adolescents is more similar to that of their desired gender, indicating that neurological differences occur in early life.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New Premises for Society HQ
The Society offices are moving to a new location in north Bristol on Thursday 24 May. The new office building - named Starling House - is larger to accommodate the expanding activities of the Society and particularly its trading subsidiary, Bioscientifica, within publishing, events and association management. The move represents an exciting new phase for the SfE Group in the development of the organisation. While our email and phone contact details remain the same, here is our new postal address:Starling House 1600 Parkway North Bristol BS34 8YUPlease note that systems maintenance will be taking place on this website from ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 22, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Brain stimulation may be novel therapy to reduce food cravings
According to a study, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology 2018, deep transcranial magnetic stimulation may be a viable alternative to drug therapy and bariatric surgery for the treatment of obesity.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Larger waistlines linked to lower vitamin D levels
According to data, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology 2018, larger levels of abdominal fat are linked to lower levels of vitamin D, and suggest that overweight individuals may be at risk of deficiency.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Intermittent fasting may increase diabetes risk
A study, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology 2018, suggests that intermittent fasting may lead to pancreatic damage and increase diabetes risk, in the long-term.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Reducing exposure to common household chemicals may reduce obesity risk
According to a study, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology 2018, usig simple strategies to avoid common chemicals could reduce your risk of obesity.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news