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

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