Estrogen makes women more susceptible to migraines
According to data, presented at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting, fluctuations in estrogen levels affect brain cells in a manner that predisposes to migraines and reduces responsive to treatments.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Body fat percentage more reliable predictor of diabetes risk
A study, published inBMJ Open, reports that people with a normal BMI but high body fat are more at risk of diabetes, than those with an overweight BMI but lower body fat percentage.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners may still cause diabetes
According to research, presented at the American Physiological Society annual meeting, artificial sweeteners cause negative alterations to sugar metabolism and fat processing that may predispose to diabetes. Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Endocrine Network Meetings are back for SfE BES 2018
Last year at SfE BES 2017 the Endocrine Networks presented Research Incubator meetings for the first time. Designed to bring endocrinologists together to discuss opportunities for future collaboration and to exchange knowledge, these sessions enabled members to present ideas for research proposals to colleagues. Delegates were then able to provide feedback, insight or even offer resources and collaboration to get the proposals off the ground.The Endocrine Networks again have time allocated in the programme for meetings atSfE BES 2018. Your Endocrine Networks are currently discussing the best format for these meetings. Here...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Leptin brain circuitry revealed
A hypothalamic neural circuit has been identified as the main mechanism underlying the anti-obesity effects of leptin, according to a study published inNature.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Artificial pancreas is effective diabetes treatment
A study, published in theBMJ, suggests that a new artificial pancreas device is a safe and effective treatment for type-1 diabetes.Metro (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could antipsychotic drugs affect thyroid function?
Findings of an Italian study, presented at the Schizophrenia International Research Society 2018 biennial meeting, suggest that patients being treated with antipsychotics for mental health disorders are also more likely to have hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency may increase diabetes risk
An epidemiological study, published in PLOS One, suggests that vitamin D deficiency is linked to an increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Brain cells from obese respond differently to appetite hormones
A new study, published inCell Stem Cell, reports that hypothalamic-like neurons derived from obese people affect appetite hormone regulation differently.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 20, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

EUthyroid scientists call for measures to eliminate iodine deficiency
EUthyroid scientists, in conjunction with several stakeholder organisations, have called for European policy-makers to support measures to eliminate iodine deficiency.On 17 April 2018, European researchers from 27 countries presented their research on iodine deficiency disorders (IDDs) under the umbrella of the Horizon2020 research and innovation project, EUthyroid, at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. This consortium has initiated a multi-stakeholder approach, the Krakow Declaration on Iodine, to call on policymakers, public health officials and scientists to ensure that effective strategies to prevent ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New treatment for rickets approved by FDA
The FDA has approved the drug burosumab to treat X-linked hypophosphatemia, a rare form of rickets. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D not needed to prevent fractures in older adults
A review inJAMA suggests that exercise may be better option to help reduce falls and fractures in older adults, rather than taking vitamin D supplements.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How chemotherapy induces infertility
Researchers have described the mechanism that explains infertility in women who undergo chemotherapy, a study inNature Structural& Molecular Biology suggests.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sex specific gene increases diabetes risk in women
Research inNature Genetics reports that a natural variation of the gene KLF14 significantly increases type-2 diabetes risk in women, and dictates how some women store fat.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type-1 diabetes incidence higher around food swamps
According to research published in theJournal of the Endocrine Society, areas with a large amount of fast food restaurants are hot spots of type-1 diabetes.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Transgender children at greater risk of mental health disorders
A study, published inPediatrics, reports that transgender children and adolescents are at greater risk of depression and other mental health disorders.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Unhealthy parents risk long-term health of children
Research, published in theLancet, suggests that obese parents, and those that smoke and drink alcohol, during prenatal and early life of children can damage their growth and development, increasing their risk of long-term health problems.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes risk screening may reduce long-term health costs
A large Danish study, published inDiabetologia, reports that diabetes risk screening may not produce benefits at the population level but does improve individual outcomes, due to early diagnosis, which may reduce health costs.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Nasal glucagon safe for children
According to a study, published inPediatric Diabetes, nasal glucagon is safe for treating hypoglycaemia in children with type-1 diabetes.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Paracetamol during pregnancy may damage fertility of future generations
A new study, published inEnvironmental Health Perspectives, reports that paracetamol can affect germ cell production and alter epigenetic markers that may be passed on to offspring, affecting fertility of future generations.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 17, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Applications open for PhD poster competition for women in science
The L’Oréal-UNESCOFor Women In Science Programme’s PhD Poster Competition, is now open for applications.The For Women In Science Fellowship recognises the achievements and contributions of exceptional females across the globe, by awarding promising scientists with Fellowships to help further their research. Get exposure for your work and an opportunity to network at the For Women In Science Ceremony, to which you will be invited should you win.How do I apply?Submit amaximum 300 word abstract, and be available to present your poster on the 24th May 2018 5-9pm at the Royal Society, London. Appl...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PCOS linked to increased mental health issues
A recent study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, reports that women with PCOS have a higher risk of developing mental health problems, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and eating disorders.Cosmopolitan (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Why does alcohol makes you thirsty?
A study, published inCell Metabolism, reveals that hormone FGF21 is responsible for the thirst caused by drinking alcohol or eating sugar.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Alopecia caused by hormone therapy in breast cancer
A study, published inJAMA Dermatology, reports that endocrine therapy-induced alopecia in breast cancer patients is mechanistically similar to androgenetic alopecia.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Effects of prenatal stress consistent across species
A meta-analysis, published inScientific Reports, examining the effects of prenatal stress on offspring stress hormone levels has found that they are affected consistently across several different vertebrate species.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Avian oxytocin promotes generosity in jays
According to a study, published inBiology Letters, mesotocin, the bird equivalent of oxytocin, also guides social behaviours and promotes food sharing and genorosity among pinyon jays.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Night owls at increased risk of early death
According to a study, published in Chronobiology International, people who naturally prefer to stay up late are 10% more likely to die prematurely and suffer health problems, compared with those who naturally prefer to rise early.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Gene that influences fat deposition in women also increases diabetes risk
A version of gene KLF14 that predisposes fat disposition to the hips rather than the abdomen, predominantly in women, also increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published inNature Genetics.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cluster of cells in the brain that influence parental behaviour identified
Research, published inNature, has identified a galanin-producing population of cells in the mouse brain that influence the complex neurocircuitry associated with parenting behaviour, including hormone release from the hypothalamus.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Timing of cortisol replacement therapy affects cognitive performance
According to a trial, published inPNAS, timing cortisol replacement therapy to more closely match the usual ultradian rhythm can improve cognitive function in patients with adrenal insufficiency.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New test to diagnose GH deficiency
Research published inJCI Insight reports that a team of UK scientists have developed a simple blood test to diagnose growth hormone deficiency in children.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Circadian clock may explain patterns of aggression
According to a study inNature Neuroscience, aggressive patterns commonly seen in patients with degenerative neurological disorders are controlled by circadian rhythms.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Weight loss during childhood decreases type-2 diabetes risk later in life
Children who achieve normal weight by the age of 13 can eliminate the effect that being overweight has on adult-onset type-2 diabetes risk, a study in theNew England Journal of Medicine suggests.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Antidepressants during pregnancy may affect children ’s brain development
A study inJAMA Pediatrics reports that using selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy is associated with changes in babies’ brains that affect emotional processing.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Intense IVF may increase heart disease risk in children
A Swiss study, to be presented at the International Society for Milder Approaches to Assisted Reproduction, reports that children born using intensive IVF techniques may have a higher risk of developing heart problems later in life.The Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could vitamin D blood test diagnose bipolar disorder?
A study, published inTranslational Psychiatry, suggests that levels of a vitamin D binding protein are elevated in children with bipolar disorder, and could be used as a blood test marker for earlier diagnosis.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PCOS linked to increased liver disease risk
According to a study, published inPLOS Medicine, women with PCOS have double the risk of developing nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT reduces diabetes risk in menopausal women
A study, published inJCI Insight, reports that oestrogen stimulates gut cells to produce more GLP-1, which may also explain why pre-menopausal women have a lower diabetes risk.Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Viral gene therapy not long-term solution for CAH
According to a study, published inHuman Gene Therapy, viral gene therapy for congenital adrenal hyperplasia provides only temporary relief, and abnormal adrenal cells will return. News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New insights on mechanisms linking circadian rhythm and obesity
A new study, published inCell Reports, indicates that the timing of glucocorticoid pulses can greatly influence weight gain, linking disrupted circadian rhythm with increased fat cell conversion.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

How to reduce hormone therapy side effects in prostate cancer treatment
A study, published in theAnnals of Behavioral Medicine, advises that men who follow a healthy eating and exercise plan can avoid the metabolic side effects caused by hormone therapy for prostate cancer.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 6, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Society endorses position statement on growth hormone delivery device choice
The Society has endorsed a British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (BSPED)position statement on the choice of device for growth hormone delivery.The statement is in accordance with NICE guidance and recommends that the choice of delivery method should be assessed on an individual basis.Read the full statement (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Thyroid surgery increases risk of bone fracture
A study, published in theWorld Journal of Surgery, reports that after one year of thyroxine therapy, following thyroid removal, patients had a higher risk of bone fracture and osteoporosis.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Leptin signalling is involved in frog metamorphosis
Research, published in theProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, shows how leptin signalling is important for the transition of tadpoles to frogs.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Social media use increases stress levels
According to a preliminary study, published in theJournal of Social Psychology, subjects that closed their Facebook accounts had reduced cortisol levels and better scores of mental wellbeing. Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes risk increases with short periods of inactivity
A new study, published inDiabetologia, reports that even small changes and short periods of sedentary lifestyle can increase the risk of diabetes.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - April 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of metabolic syndrome in older women
According to a study, published inMaturitas, postmenopausal women with vitamn D deficiency have a higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome and  of having high cholesterol.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Rise in obesity increases cancer risk in young adults
A review, published inObesity, reports that increases in obesity rates have led to an elevated the risk of particular cancers in young adults.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormonal factors increase risk of knee osteoarthritis in women
According to a study, published inArthritis and Rheumatology, various reproductive and hormonal factors may differentially predispose, both normal weight and overweight, women to knee osteoarthritis.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

HRT may reduce hormone-related fat accumulation in menopause
According to a study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, the increased abdominal fat deposition associated with decreased estrogen levels, may be reduced by HRT.CNN (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news