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

Oestrogen therapies improve sexual function in postmenopausal women
A study published inJAMA Internal Medicine suggests that oestrogen therapy delivered through the skin modestly improves sexual function, which can be an important determinant of health and quality of life in early postmenopausal women.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pancreas provides a potential drug candidate for brain disease
FGF21, secreted by the pancreas, promotes remyelination in the central nervous system following injury, according to a study published inThe Journal of Clinical Investigation.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cocoa compound may help cells release more insulin
A new study, published in theJournal of Nutritional Biochemistry, found that beta cells may function more effectively in the presence of epicatechin monomers, which are found naturally in cocoa.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Weight gain in early pregnancy predictor of infant size at birth
Women with high weight gain in early pregnancy are more likely to give birth to large babies, according to a new study published in Obesity.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 29, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

BMP4 gene therapy may protect against weight gain and insulin resistance
Research suggests that BMP4 gene therapy can protect against weight gain and insulin resistance in lean mice, despite them having a higher energy intake, according to a study published inCell Reports.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Enzyme produced in the liver promotes obesity, fatty liver disease and insulin resistance
In mice given a high fat diet, an increased production of the enzyme DPP4 by the liver promotes an increase in body fat, the development of fatty liver disease and insulin resistance. According to the study, published in Molecular Metabolism, DPP4 production is therefore a cause rather than result of fatty liver and insulin resistance.Science Daily  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New recommendations for managing menopause after chemotherapy
A review, published inJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, has updated recommendations for managing menopause symptoms in breast cancer survivors. Recommendations include lifestyle changes, non-hormonal therapies and emerging approaches, such as selective oestrogen receptor modulators (SERMs).EurekAlert  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Common obesity and diabetes drug could reduce rise in brain pressure
Research, published inScience Translational Medicine, has discovered that a drug commonly used to treat patients with obesity or type 2 diabetes could be used as a novel way to treat idiopathic intracranial hypertension in emergency situations.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Screening for diabetes and cardiovascular risk does not decrease mortality
Three trials, published inDiabetologia, show that screening for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk in the general population may not reduce mortality and cardiovascular disease. However, for individuals already diagnosed with diabetes, screening is associated with a reduction in mortality.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 25, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrine Specialist Nurse
Type: 18 hours per week (flexible)Location: Home or based in our Bristol office, with occasional nationwide travel.Salary: £32,000 -£36,000 pro-rataWe are looking for an Endocrine Specialist Nurse, with experience predominantly in pituitary disease, to join our charity’s Patient and Family Services Team. You will be responsible for delivering our telephone Endocrine Nurse Helpline Service.  This post will be for 18 hours per week, with some flexibility and will include three or more Helpline sessions. The Nurse is the clinical lead amongst our staff team and is part ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 24, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Reduced ‘self-regulation’ brain activity in teens could lead to obesity
Research, published inNeurolmage, suggests that reduced activity in the self-regulation centre of the brain could be a better predictor of obesity than heightened responses of reward systems to food cues in teenagers.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Genes that regulate oxytocin predict how friendly you are
Research, published inPsychoneuroendocrinology, suggests two genes that regulate the production of oxytocin are associated with the sociality of young individuals. Higher expression of the genes lead to adults who are more socially adept and friendly.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Blue light emitted by screens damages sleep
Exposure to blue light emitted from screens can suppress the production of melatonin, affecting the quality and duration of sleep, according to a new study published inChronobiology International.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 23, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news