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Menopausal Hormone Therapy: A New Study Cuts to the Bone

As the Baby Boomer generation – and everyone else – gets older, the prevalence of bone-related conditions will continue to increase, disproportionately affecting women. New research shows that menopausal hormone therapy has a beneficial effect on bone strength. According to the Endocrine Society’s 2016 Endocrine Facts and Figures Report on Bone and Mineral, more than...
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Endocrine Society Newsmakers in December

USA Today‘s Diagnosis: Diabetes Magazine—Dollars & Cents: Experts suggest ways to offset rising insulin costs Clinical Affairs Core Committee Chair Robert Lash, MD, discussed the importance of using diabetes medications as directed in the national newspaper’s digital magazine on diabetes. Le Monde —Perturbateurs endocriniens : la fabrique d’un mensonge (Endocrine disrupters: the manufacture of a...
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Menopausal Hormone Therapy Improves Bone Health

Women who undergo hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes may be able to increase bone mass and improve bone structure, according to a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Georgios Papadakis, MD, of the Lausanne University Hospital in Lausanne, Switzerland point out that menopausal...
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Diabetes and Bones: An Underappreciated Complication

Diabetes can be weakening the skeleton despite apparently good bone mineral density scores. Fortunately, standard osteoporosis treatments appear to be just as successful in patients with diabetes. The damage that diabetes can do to bones is a complication that many endocrinologists do not adequately appreciate, say researchers in the field. The danger is insidious because...
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The Long and Short of It: The Odyssey of Female Bone Health

shutterstock_441134215 When it comes to bone health, unfortunately the odds are stacked against women, especially during post-menopause. As this public health menace shows no signs of abating, new studies reveal some potential good news. Although it is known as the “silent disease,” osteoporosis is no less prevalent, harmful, or costly for its stealth. According to the...
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Editorial: Sunny Days Ahead for Bone and Mineral Research

Sunshine and vitamin D once defined the field of bone and mineral research. However, our field has progressed greatly over the past decade, in great measure from significant advances in biotechnology. Happily, these research advances have brought forth the promise of more precise diagnosis and more targeted therapeutics. One important technology that has rapidly advanced...