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Endocrine Society Issues Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Guideline

Female athletes and women who have eating disorders are prone to developing a condition called hypothalamic amenorrhea that causes them to stop menstruating. The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on ways to diagnose and treat this condition. The guideline, titled “Functional Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline,”...
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Eschewing the Fat: New Obesity Treatments Offer New Choices

shutterstock_193294019-rev (1) From a stomach-emptying device to gastric balloons to reformulated drugs, weight-loss options continue to multiply. But are they the wave of the future or a temporary solution to a chronic problem? As the challenge of treating obesity continues to grow, so do the treatment options. Over the past two years, physical interventions that are less...
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Five-Year Results of STAMPEDE Trial Show Bariatric Surgery’s Efficacy on Treating T2D

Researchers at Cleveland Clinic last month published the five-year results of STAMPEDE, a groundbreaking trial that compared intensive medical treatment and surgical treatment of uncontrolled type 2 diabetes (T2D). The results, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showed that bariatric surgery plus intensive medical intervention was more effective in treating T2D than intensive...
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Metabolic Risk Increased in Obese People Who “Self-Stigmatize”

Obese individuals who “self-stigmatize” about their weight may be at higher risk for developing metabolic problems, according to a study recently published in Obesity. Researchers led by Rebecca L. Pearl, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, write that obese people are often seen as lazy and unattractive, and to blame for their excess...
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ENDO 2017 Preview: Gut Check – Microbiome in Pediatric Patients

Endocrine News previews ENDO 2017 in Orlando with an overview of the Presidential Plenary session, which focuses on the microbiome in pediatric patients. The early years of a child’s life is a critical period for the foundation of a healthy outcome. It is during the first two years of childhood that optimal nutrition is crucial...
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Take Heart: New Research Strengthens the Cardio/Endocrine Connection

The myriad links between the endocrine and cardiovascular systems have been well known by researchers for years. Two international studies further demonstrate this relationship while showing the impacts caused by such diverse factors as air pollution and soy consumption. According to the Endocrine Society’s Facts and Figures report on Cardiovascular & Lipids, cardiovascular disease is...
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Case of the Month: Pediatric ESAP

pediatric esap This issue highlights Pediatric Endocrine Self Assessment Program. Test your clinical knowledge and prepare for your exam. Available on the online store.   Clinical Vignette You are seeing a 16-year-old girl who just learned that she is pregnant. She is upset because she recently had an allergic skin reaction for which she was given prescription-strength...