No health risks from high vitamin D levels
A new study, published inMayo Clinic Proceedings, reports that high vitamin D levels that exceed the recommended amount are not harmful, and that deficiency is most common among white ethnicities.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low maternal thyroxine affects children ’s IQ
A study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, finds that women with low thyroxine levels during pregnancy are more likely to have children with a lower nonverbal IQ.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Some calorie sources predispose more to fat gain
Research, published inObesity Reviews, suggests that calorific value is not the only contributor to obesity, and that certain sources are more likely to promote fat gain than others. Women’s Health (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Blood test could transform diabetes treatment
According to findings from a Scottish medical team, a blood test that identifies variants of diabetes may lead to improved tailoring of diabetes treatments for patients. BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Post-doctoral position at Laboratory of Central and Peripheral Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration, Strasbourg University
A post-doctoral position is available at the Inserm Laboratory of Central and Peripheral Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration (UMR-S1118) team, to study the role of the hypothalamus in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.The team has previously identified structural and functional deficits in the hypothalamus of ALS mouse models and patients (Vercruysse et al, Brain, 2016; Gorges, Vercruysse et al., JNNP, 2017; for review see Vercruysse et al, Frontiers, 2018) and identified alterations in selected neuronal types in the hypothalamus of mouse models. They now aim at using mouse genetics, combined with pharmacogenetics,&nb...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists discover how melatonin keeps you awake
Research published inThe Journal of Pineal Research suggests that scientists have found how melatonin interacts with neurons to promote or impair sleep.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

More protein in diet can benefit bone health, experts agree
A new expert consensus, published inOsteoporosis International, reports that bone health in adults is significantly improved by a protein intake higher than the currently recommended. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

CrossFit can help diabetes patients achieve better glycaemic control
A six-week CrossFit programme may help diabetic people to better control their blood sugar levels, while also decreasing cardiovascular risk, research inExperimental Physiology reports.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Body clock disruption may increase depression risk
According to research published inLancet Psychiatry, circadian rhythm disruption is associated with a higher risk of mood disorders.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 16, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Is it safe to limit sunscreen use to reduce vitamin D deficiency?
Last year, a study in theJournal of the American Osteopathic Associationclaimed that sunscreen is partially to blame for worldwide vitamin D deficiency, but is it safe to use less? TIME Magazine (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Self-harm behaviour is modulated by stress hormone
According to a study, published in theJournal of Neuroscience, corticosteroid regulates the brain circuitry associated with self-harming behaviour, in a rat model.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Childhood exposure to BPA may impair heart function
According to a study, published inScientific Reports, short-term exposure to BPA in childhood can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in later life. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New research uncovers possible cause of PCOS
A study, published inNature Medicine, has found that altered function of antimullerian hormone may be the underlying cause of PCOS.Science Magazine (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 15, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D may reduce symptoms of depression
According to meta-analysis, presented at the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting, vitamin D supplementation may improve some symptoms of depression in individuals with low levels.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Men experience as much weight stigma as women
According to a study, published inObesity, men and boys experience a similar level of negative stigma due to being overweight, which may lead to psychological problems.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Enhancement of vitamin D activation may improve diabetes
A study, published inCell, reports that by enhancing vitamin D activation pancreatic beta cells can be protected and blood sugar levels can be normalised in a diabetes mouse model.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Melatonin can aid weight loss
According to a study, published in theJournal of Pineal Research, chronic administration of melatonin has anti-obesity effects, through a newly identified adipose-based mechanism.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 11, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Nominate your science champion for the 2018 John Maddox Prize
Nominations are now open for theJohn Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science 2018, which recognises the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostility in doing so.Sir John Maddox, whose name this prize commemorates, was a passionate and tireless champion and defender of science, engaging with difficult debates and inspiring others to do the same. As a writer and editor, he changed attitudes and perceptions, and strove for better understanding and appreciation of science throughout his long working life.The winner of the John Maddox Prize receives&a...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Improved survival rates linked to cancer treatment-induced hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism caused by tyrosine kinase inhibitors used in thyroid cancer treatment has been linked to longer survival rates, according to a study published inThyroid.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Success for new leptin receptor deficiency drug
A study, published inNature Medicine, reports that a new drug successfully treated obesity in patients with genetic defects that impair function of leptin receptors.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stress hormone can aid fear memory extinction
According to research, published inBehavior Therapy, cortisol produced in response to stress can promote extinction of fear memories, which may be useful in treating anxiety.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Health professionals should recognise and treat obesity as a disease
According to a presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2018 meeting, tackling obesity effectively needs health care professionals to more widely recognise it as a disease, rather than a choice.Medscape  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type-1 diabetes improved by low carbohydrate diet
According to a study, published inPediatrics, a very low carbohydrate diet can improve glycaemic control in adults and children with type-1 diabetes.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New injection to treat obesity
A team at Imperial College London have developed an injection therapy, containing satiety hormones, that could replace bariatric surgery as a treatment for obesity.ITV News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Breast cancer survivors have increased risk of diabetes
A study, published in theJournal of Clinical Oncology, reports that women successfully treated with hormone therapy for breast cancer have a greater risk of developing diabetes. Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Female hormone fluctuations do not affect women's choice in men
According to research, published inPsychological Science, fluctuations in hormone levels during women's monthly cycles does not affect the type of men that they find attractive.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Reprogrammed cells could be used to treat diabetes
Mouse pancreatic duct cells were genetically reprogrammedin vivo to be beta islet like cells and produce insulin, according to a study published inMolecular Therapy.The Scientist (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early period onset linked to increased diabetes risk
A study, published inDiabetes, Obesity and Metabolism, reports that girls who start periods at 10 years old or younger are more likely to develop type-2 diabetes, as are women who have never given birth.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Prolactin levels unaffected in transgender women on hormone therapy
A study, published inEndocrine Practice, reports that prolactin levels did not increase in transgender women on oestrogen plus spironolactone therapy.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fast food diet impairs fertility in women
According to a study, published inHuman Reproduction, women who regularly eat fast food take longer to get pregnant than those who never or rarely do.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery impairs bone health
A recent review of the evidence, published inJBMR Plus, recommends that clinical guidelines on weight loss surgery address the negative effects on bone health. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D boosts growth and development in undernourished children
A study, published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition, has shown that high dose vitamin D supplements can improve weight gain and brain development in malnourished children.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New hormone that promotes fat metabolism identified
According to a study, published inCell Metabolism, levels of a particular lipokine rise in response to exercise and cold temperatures, to increase fat metabolism, and may point to a new target for tackling obesity.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Is vasopressin deficiency the key to autism treatment?
A study, published inScience Translational Medicine, reports that vasopressin levels are lower in monkeys that display autism-like social behaviours, suggesting that vasopressin levels may be the key for future diagnosis or treatment of autism.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New target for treating diabetic neuropathy identified
A study, published in theJournal of Clinical Investigation, has identified that inhibition of a chemokine receptor can reverse nerve degeneration and reduce pain in a model of diabetic neuropathy.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Anti-obesity studies lacking in scientific rigour
According to a study, published in theAnnals of Internal Medicine, many anti-obesity studies are lacking sufficient methodological and analytical standards.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could diet affect age of menopause onset?
According to a study, published in theJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health, a diet high in refined carbohydrate is linked to earlier menopause onset, than a diet rich in legumes.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Transgender hormone therapy increases risk of heart disease
According to findings, presented at the National Lipid Association Scientific Sessions, transgender hormone therapy may increase the risk of cardiovascular complications.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

LED lighting increases hormone-related cancer risk
Findings, published inEnvironmental Health Perspectives, suggest that LED lighting at night can disrupt hormonal circadian rhythm and increase the risk of developing breast and prostate cancers.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

IAAF to reinstate hyperandrogenism rules for female athletes
The International Association of Athletics Federations are to reinstate controversial rules that will require athlete, Castor Semenya, to take testosterone-lowering drugs or run longer distances, to counteract her natural hyperandrogenism.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Do summer temperature rises increase stress levels?
According to research, presented at Experimental Biology 2018, cortisol levels are more likely to increase in summer months, when the environmental temperature rises. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Can air pollution affect IVF success?
According to a Korean study, published inHuman Reproduction, women exposed to higher levels of air pollution are less likely to conceive following fertility treatment.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mechanism that reduces insulin effectiveness identified
A study, published inDiabetes, reports that cell signaling proteins released by adipose tissue can reduce the effectiveness of insulin.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Adrenal fatigue dietary supplements unsafe
According to research, published inMayo Clinic Proceedings, many dietary supplements claiming to be energy boosters for adrenal fatigue contain thyroid hormones and steroids not listed on the label, and therefore have potentially dangerous side effects.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Contraceptives lead to overestimation of vitamin D levels
Healthy women taking hormonal contraception have higher levels of vitamin D metabolites that are not reflective of their actual vitamin D status, according to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Exercise improves insulin sensitivity in adolescents
A study, published inBMC Pediatrics, reports that exercise is effective at reducing weight and improving insulin sensitivity in overweight adolescents.Medical News Bulletin (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Childhood diabetes may cause menstrual irregularities
According to a study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, type-2 diabetes in young girls can cause irregular periods, and may need additional intervention to prevent long-term fertility and menstrual problems. Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bariatric surgery points to potential diabetes treatment
A study, published inCell Reports, reveals how bariatric surgery can lead to increased GLP-1 levels, which may point to a new therapeutic target for type-2 diabetes treatment.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 25, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low testosterone levels linked to chronic diseases
Men with low testosterone levels are more likely to also have other chronic diseases, including arthritis, high blood pressure and type-2 diabetes, according to a study published inScientific Reports.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Inefficient management of emergency adrenal insufficiency
According to a German study, published inClinical Endocrinology, adrenal insufficiency patients experience highly variable waiting times for glucocorticoid treatment in emergency situations.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news