Indicators of type-2 diabetes can appear decades before a diagnosis
High blood sugar and insulin resistance could predict the onset of type-2 diabetes decades before being diagnosed with the disease, according to research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Complement protein C3 may protect pancreatic beta cells
Research, published in Cell Metabolism, suggests that the complement protein C3 protects pancreatic beta cells from stress induced by diabetes and inflammation, by regulating autophagy.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type-2 diabetes risk lowered by lorcaserin in people who have cardiovascular disease or obesity
Lorcaserin lowers the risk of adults with obesity or cardiovascular disease developing type-2 diabetes, according to research presented at European Association for the Study of Diabetes meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Survival from pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours improved with surgery
Research, presented at the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society symposium, suggests that patients with a stage II-IV pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour will survive longer if they have surgery to remove their tumour. Medpage Today  (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners damage gut bacteria potentially worsening blood sugar control
Artificial sweeteners may be toxic to gut bacteria, potentially affecting blood sugar control and increasing the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, according to research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bone health may be unaffected by vitamin D supplements
Supplementing with vitamin D may not be effective in preventing fractures or improving mineral density in bones, according to research published inLancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

BCG vaccine may reduce blood sugar in type-1 diabetics
Research, presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference, suggests that the bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine is effective at reducing blood sugar levels in people with type-1 diabetes.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Fathers with elevated cortisol while holding their new-born may provide more care
New fathers whose cortisol levels elevate while holding their new-born baby are more likely to care for and play with their baby in its first few months of life, according to research published inHormones and Behavior.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Insulin is commonly subjected to wrong temperatures at home
Research, presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference, suggests that insulin is commonly stored at incorrect temperatures in household fridges, which may lower its potency.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New insulin delivery system may improve glycaemic control for type-1 diabetes patients
A hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system can improve the time type-1 diabetics spend in the recommended glycaemic range by 10% compared to using sensor-augmented pump therapy, according to research published inThe Lancet.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Testosterone replacement therapy may not be safe in men at risk of heart disease
Boosting testosterone in men with low levels may not be safe if they have heart disease risk factors, according to research presented at the American Physiological Society's Cardiovascular, Renal and Metabolic Diseases: Sex-Specific Implications for Physiology conference.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Risk of developing cancer is linked to type-2 diabetes
Research, presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference, suggests that people with type-2 diabetes are at higher risk of developing and dying from cancer.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Low vitamin D may cause premature death in older diabetic Thai men
Research, published inGeriatrics& Gerontology International, suggests that older Thai men with diabetes are at greater risk of an early death if they have low levels of vitamin D. MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Having diabetes and dementia may increase risk of death from hypoglycemia
Having dementia increases risk of death from hypoglycemia in older adults with diabetes, compared to those who only have diabetes, according to a study presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes conference. Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lipoxin may resolve blood vessel plaque formation in diabetes
Research, published in Diabetes, suggests that synthetic molecules called lipoxins can protect against inflammation and plaque formation in diabetes-associated atherosclerosis.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin B may protect against nephropathy in children with diabetes.
Children with type-1 diabetes who supplement with vitamin B may be protected against the progression of nephropathy, according to research presented at the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology 2018 meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 3, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Two lion cubs born from artificial insemination
Reported by the University of Pretoria, a pair of South African lion cubs has been born via artificial insemination for the first time in the world.Phys (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Leukaemia cells can decrease insulin activity in healthy cells
Research, published inCancer Cell, has shown that leukaemia cells can lower insulin sensitivity in healthy cells and decrease insulin production in the body, to benefit leukaemia growth.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Implant may improve treatment of diabetic macular oedema
Patients with advanced diabetic macular oedema show improved disease outcomes, including a reduction in central retinal thickness, when treated with a corticosteroid implant, according to research published at the Euretina 2018 meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

FGF23 may cause structural damage to the brain
High levels of the hormone FGF23 may negatively impact brain structure in individuals who also have high blood pressure or diabetes, according to research published inPLoS ONE. News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New guidelines to manage congenital adrenal hyperplasia
A new Clinical Practice Guideline on congenital adrenal hyperplasia has been published by The Endocrine Society in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism. MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

PVC flooring is a source of hormone disruptors
Increased levels of the hormone disruptor phthalate can be detected in pregnant women who live with PVC flooring in their homes, according to research published inIndoor Air.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diet replacement plan lowers risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes
A low calorie diet replacement plan can work to help tackle obesity, lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, according to a study published inThe BMJ.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D lowers the risk of metabolic disease in obese children
Vitamin D supplementation may lower the risk of overweight children developing metabolic disease and help them to lose weight, according to research published at the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology 2018 conference.Newsweek (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sleeping badly during childhood may increase diabetes and obesity risk
Children with a bad sleeping routine may develop an unhealthy balance of gut bacteria, leading to an increased risk of obesity and diabetes in later life, according to research published at theEuropean Society of Paediatric Endocrinology 2018conference.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Eating complex carbohydrate can improve insulin sensitivity
Research, published inNutrients, suggests that eating a plant-based high-carbohydrate diet lowers bodyweight and improves insulin sensitivity in overweight individuals.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Chronic bowel inflammation is treatable with insulin
Chronic bowel inflammation may be treatable with insulin, according to research published in theJournal of Crohn's and Colitis.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cocoa contains vitamin D
Cocoa has been found to be rich source of vitamin D2, according to research published inFood Chemistry.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormonal contraceptives lower ovarian cancer risk
Research, published inThe BMJ, suggests that women who use the hormonal contraceptive pill have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer.The Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Melatonin may reduce diabetes risk in men
According to a study, published inClinical Endocrinology, higher levels of melatonin are associated with a reduced incidence of type-2 diabetes in men.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 24, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Genomics paves way for personalised diabetes treatment
A study, published inPLOS Medicine, indicates that genomics approaches could help identify type-2 diabetes subtypes in patients and enable more tailored treatment approaches to be used.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 24, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Obesity becoming leading risk factor for cancer
A Cancer Research UK report warns that obesity is set to become the main preventable cause of cancer in UK women within 25 years, a trend becoming more evident worldwide.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 24, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High gluten intake during pregnancy linked to increased diabetes risk
According to a study, published in theBMJ, women that eat over 20g of gluten per day are more likely to have a child with type-1 diabetes.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 24, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

People with depression have a larger hypothalamus which may disrupt the HPA axis
Research, published inActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica, suggests that people who suffer from depression have a larger hypothalamus, which may disrupt the HPA axis to increase cortisol release.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Anti-inflammatory protein may protect against obesity and insulin resistance
The anti-inflammatory protein, NLRP12, may protect against obesity and insulin resistance by influencing gut bacteria, according to a study published inCell Host& Microbe.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetes, hypertension and obesity may increase fluid pressure inside the eye
Increased intraocular pressure is linked to diabetes, hypertension and obesity, according to a study published in theAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Removal of ovaries may increase risk of chronic kidney disease
Research, published in theClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, suggests that premenopausal women who have had their ovaries removed are at greater risk of developing chronic kidney disease, possibly due to low levels of oestrogen.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 21, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Autumn issue of The Endocrinologist now available online
The autumn issue of the Society’s quarterly magazineThe Endocrinologist is now available to view online.The feature articles in this issue focus on‘Diabetes: where are we going?’. Diabetes continues to present challenges to healthcare providers, but atThe Endocrinologist we are looking towards the future.It’s all about success in Society News, with higher impact factors for Society journals, and details of Society medal and award winners. We also look ahead to what's coming up atSfE BES 2018 in Glasgow.Browse this latest issue, and all previous issues online for free on ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency linked to increased breast cancer risk
Research, published inMenopause, suggests that women with vitamin D deficiency have a higher risk of developing breast cancer.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Synthetic sandalwood increases IGF-1 to promote hair growth
A synthetic version of sandalwood oil may increase levels of IGF-1 activity and stimulate hair growth on the scalp, according to a study published inNature Communications.Science Alert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Links between type-2 diabetes and cognitive dysfunction elucidated
Mechanisms which link type-2 diabetes and decreasing brain function, may be small vessel disease in the brain, increased blood pressure and poor kidney function, according to research published inDiabetic Medicine. MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hyperthyroidism in pet cats may be linked to chemical exposure
Research, published inEnvironmental Toxicology and Chemistry, links increased levels of exposure to chemical additives, PFAS, found in the environment to an increased risk of hyperthyroidism in pet cats. Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of breast cancer
Research, published inMenopause, suggests that women who are not deficient in Vitamin D have a lower risk of developing breast cancer.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 19, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Get involved with World Obesity Day on 11 October
It’s World Obesity Day on 11 October. You can help to end weight stigma by showing your support, sharing your experiences and expertise, and calling out examples of weight stigma in the media and online.Weight stigma is one of the last socially accepted forms of discrimination and this year’s campaign hopes to change attitudes and end obesity stigma.You can get involved on Twitter using #WorldObesityDay and help to #EndWeightStigma.Visitwww.obesityday.worldobesity.orgfor more information and resources. (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

The foetal thyroid may be affected by air pollution
Thyroid activity in an individual may be affected by the level of air pollution their mother was exposed to during pregnancy. MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Potential hormone biomarker for breast cancer
Research, publishing in theInternational Journal of Cancer, links high anti-Mullerian hormone levels as a potential biomarker for breast cancer.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Negative pre-menopausal symptoms linked to having an undiagnosed STI
Negative pre-menopausal symptoms may suggest the presence of an undiagnosed STI, according to research published inEvolution Medicine& Public Health.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Stress and trauma may affect baby birth weights
Male babies born from women who were exposed to stress may be born smaller, according to research published in theJournal of Pediatrics. MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A women's weight during pregnancy can affect their child ’s blood pressure and blood sugar control
Research, published inDiabetologia, suggests that 7 year old children are more likely to have high blood pressure and poor blood sugar control, if their mothers gained or lost too much weight during pregnancy. Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Small molecule linked to weaker bones as people age
Increased expression of microRNA-141-3p as people age has been linked weaker bone formation, according to research published in theJournal of Gerontology: Biological Sciences.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 18, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news