Dieting can help type 2 diabetes patients avoid insulin
Research inDiabetes, Obesity and Metabolism suggests that weight loss through lifestyle changes can significantly reduce the likelihood of type 2 diabetics needing insulin treatment.BBC (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Levothyroxine may improve fertility in Hashimoto ’s patients
For women with infertility and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, levothyroxine treatment can improve ovarian function, according to a study published inThe Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Sun ’s blue light wavelengths key in weight loss
A new study inScientific Reports suggests that sunlight contributes to the shrinking of white adipose tissue cells.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Androgen deficiency linked to sex hormone-binding globulin
A cross-sectional study in men, published inClinical Endocrinology, shows an association between increased levels of sex hormone-binding globulin and androgen deficiency.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Corticotropin-releasing hormone mediates stress-induced illness
A study in mice, published in theJournal of Leukocyte Biology, reports that corticotropin-releasing hormone stimulates histamine release in stress conditions, leading to disease.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes associated with negative outcomes in pregnancy
Both diabetes types are linked to adverse outcomes during pregnancy, such as stillbirths and Caesarean sections, a study inDiabetologia suggests.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 12, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hot flashes in hormone-treated cancer patients can be managed
According to a study, published inJAMA, hot flashes caused by hormone therapy in cancer patients can be medically managed to reduce discomfort of patients.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Higher risk of hormone-related cancers in female night shift workers
According to a review, published inCancer Epidemiology Biomarkers& Prevention, female night shift workers in North America and Europe are at greater risk of developing hormone-related cancers, including breast cancer.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Black pepper compound may have anti-obesity properties
According to a study, published inNutrition and Metabolism, a compound found in black pepper may be an effective anti-obesity therapy.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Ibuprofen may be a factor in male infertility
According to a study, published inPNAS, men who regularly use ibuprofen may be at an increased risk of fertility problems.Time (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 10, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

No increased risk of bone fracture in Turner syndrome
According to a 6-year prospective study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, girls with Turner syndrome, given growth hormone and oestrogen therapy, do not have an increased risk of bone fractures.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Researchers discover mechanism that converts white fat to brown
A Swedish study, published in theJournal of Experimental Medicine, has uncovered the mechanism that converts white fat to brown fat, in mice.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Paracetamol during pregnancy may damage future fertility of female offspring
According to this review of rodent studies, published inEndocrine Connections, pregnant mothers given paracetamol had female offspring with reduced ovarian reserve.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Premenopausal women have poorer outcomes after adenomectomy
According to a study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, premenopausal women with acromegaly have worse outcomes after transsphenoidal adenomectomy.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Cortisol levels can be lowered by the scent of your partner
Smelling their partner’s shirt can reduce stress in women who are in heterosexual relationships, according to research published in theJournal of Personality and Social Psychology.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Contraceptive shot may increase risk of HIV
DMPA, a birth control method commonly used in Sub-Saharan Africa, may be increasing risk of HIV infection by 40% in women, research inEndocrine Reviews suggests.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New obesity drug increases cell metabolism to burn fat
Research inBiochemical Pharmacology reports that scientists have developed a new drug that induces weight loss and decreases cholesterol levels, without changing food intake, in obese mice.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New appropriate use criteria for somatostatin receptor PET imaging in NETs
The Society for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging has developed and published appropriate use criteria for somatostatin PET imaging that includes different clinical scenarios for diagnosing neuroendocrine tumours.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Blood sugar levels in diabetic mice restored with gene therapy
A new gene therapy approach can revert sugar levels back to normal in mice with type 1 diabetes, according to new findings published inCell Stem Cell.EurekAlert! (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Diabetic foot wounds may heal quicker using sucrose octasulfate dressing
Using sucrose octasulfate wound dressing, rather than standard wound dressing, can quicken closure of non-infected neuroischemic diabetic foot ulcers, a study inThe Lancet Endocrinology& Diabetes reports.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Crystal structure of glucagon receptor key for type 2 diabetes drug development
According to research published inNature, scientists have determined the crystal structure of the human glucagon receptor, which may open doors to the discovery of new type 2 diabetes drugs.Phys.org (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 5, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mild thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy associated with lower foetal weight
According to a study in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, subclinical maternal thyroid dysfunction may negatively affect foetal growth.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D may reduce cardiovascular disease risk in African-Americans
Vitamin D supplements can decrease arterial stiffness by over 10% in overweight or obese African-Americans, a new study in the journalPLOS ONE suggests.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Bone cell dependent mechanism may hold key to weight control
A new study in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences describes an osteocyte-dependent mechanism that could induce body weight reduction.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hysterectomy before 35 associated with increased cardiovascular risk
According to a study published inMenopause, women who undergo hysterectomies before the age of 35 are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease and obesity.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists design new removable device to control type 1 diabetes
New research published in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesreports that scientists have designed a method to implant islet cells into a patient, using a coated cells attached to a polymer.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 4, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Early puberty in girls linked to later mental health issues
A study, published inPediatrics, reports girls that experience early puberty have a greater risk of developing mental health disorders in later life.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D supplements do not reduce bone fractures in the elderly
A review, published inJAMA, reports that vitamin D and calcium supplements do not reduce the risk of bone fractures in older people.Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes therapy may prevent memory loss
The type 2 diabetes combined therapy of GLP-1, GIP and glucagon was found to protect against neurological degeneration in an Alzheimer’s disease mouse model, according to a study published inBrain Research.Independent (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Hormone therapy found to reduce weight gain with low cancer risk
According to a study, published inPLOS One, combination therapy of conjugated estrogens with bazedoxifene can improve metabolic function, whilst avoiding an increased risk of reproductive cancer, in a mouse model.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Male contraceptive gel trials set to begin
An experimental gel containing a synthetic progestin that can prevent the testes from producing enough testosterone to make sperm is due to be tested in a large worldwide trial starting in early 2018.Time (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 2, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New Endocrine Society statement on diabetic microvascular disease
The Endocrine Society has released a new scientific statement on the adverse effects of diabetes in microvasculature. The statement has been published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism.MedPage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Reducing certain amino acids in diet may help lose weight
New research conducted in mice, published in theJournal of Physiology, suggests that a diet low in branched-chain amino acids can significantly help to fight diabetes and obesity-related problems.Medical Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Non-alcoholic fatty disease liver disease associated with higher cardiovascular risk
Results presented during the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions report that non-alcoholic fatty liver disease may have a role in cardiovascular risk.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Pioglitazole linked to lower leptin levels in type 2 diabetes
According to a meta-analysis of RCTs published in theJournal of Diabetes Investigation, pioglitazole use is associated with significantly lower leptin levels in blood.Medical Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metformin use found safe during pregnancy
Pregnant women taking metformin to treat conditions such as PCOS do not show an increase in adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to research in the BritishJournal of Clinical Pharmacology.Medpage Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Winter issue of The Endocrinologist now available online
The winter issue of the Society’s quarterly magazineThe Endocrinologist is now available online. With the theme ‘The adipocyte: a metabolic marvel’, the new issue includes insights into the basic biology of the fat cell, the key physiological features of brown fat, and the therapeutic modulation of adipocytes. Additionally, it features a fascinating piece on the role of fat in bone marrow, a reminder of the benefits of‘healthy fat’, and a description of the spectrum of serious disorders that can result from fat accumulation in the liver.In Society News, we look bac...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Mildly underactive thyroid may cause infertility in women
According to a study, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, even women with underactive thyroid at the lower end of normal function may have more difficulty in becoming pregnant, due to elevated TSH levels.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Blue light filters may aid sleep
According to a study, presented at the American Academy of Optometry, blue light filtering can help to regulate melatonin levels and may improve sleep.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Lonely people more at risk of type 2 diabetes
The findings of a study, published inBMC Public Health, indicate that having an active social life may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Weight-loss surgery can improve male sexual function
According to a study, published in theJournal of the Endocrine Society, bariatric surgery can improve sexual function in obese men but not women.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New drugs approved for rare paediatric disorders
The EU has given approval for the use of new treatments in treating two rare paediatric endocrine disorders, primary adrenal insufficiency and X-linked hypophosphatemia.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Combination insulin therapy can help reduce hypoglycaemia during Ramadan
Trial results, presented at the International Diabetes Federation Congress, suggest that using insulin degludec/insulin aspart therapy can decrease risk of hypoglycaemic episodes in diabetic patients who fast during Ramadan.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Osteoporosis screening could help prevent hip fractures
Research published inThe Lancet suggests that osteoporosis screening programmes could help women prevent hip fractures.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Vitamin D levels low in 50% of older adults
According to a study inNutrients, approximately half of over-65s present suboptimal vitamin D levels in blood.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

One in three diabetic patients not taking drugs for fear of side effects
A study inDiabetes, Obesity and Metabolism reports that a third of diabetic patients are not taking metformin, and researchers hypothesise it may be due to the side effects of the drug.Daily Mail (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 18, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Once a day glucocorticoid therapy improves health in adrenal insufficiency
According to an Italian study, published in theLancet Diabetes& Endocrinology, adrenal insufficiency patients treated once a day with hydrocortisone have improved immune and metabolic function compared with those on conventional therapy.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Regular takeaways in childhood raise risk of diabetes in adulthood
A study, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, reports children that regularly eat takeaway meals, at least once per week, have an increased risk of developing heart disease and diabetes later in life. Express (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Could hormone cocktail be new anti-obesity therapy?
A study, published inCell Reports, indicates that the digestive hormones cholecystokinin, peptide tyrosine and amylin have a key role in regulating appetite, through inhibition of neuronal activity in the hypothalamus.Medical News Today (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Proposal for identification of endocrine disruptors gains EU support
Experts from EU member states have endorsed a revised proposal for identification of endocrine disruptors. The revisions aim to address concerns raised on a previously blocked proposal.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 15, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news