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“Metabolically Healthy Obese” People at Higher Risk of Ischemic Heart Disease

In yet another blow to the idea that there are “metabolically healthy” obese people, Danish researchers have found that obesity carries with it a higher risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD), irrespective of metabolic health, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Kristine Færch, MSc,...
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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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Stressed Out: New Treatment Guidelines for Primary Aldersteronism

A new Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline calls primary aldosteronism a major public health challenge. Research shows that an excessive level of aldosterone, far from being a rare and benign condition, is a common, damaging, and treatable cause of hypertension. A new clinical guideline issues a “clarion call” to physicians to substantially ramp up the...
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Members in the News: John W. Funder Awarded Fondation IPSEN Endocrine Regulations Prize

Endocrine Society member John W. Funder, MD, PhD, of Prince Henry’s Institute in Victoria, Australia, today was awarded the Fondation PSEN Endocrine Regulations Prize for his work on endocrine aspects of hypertension, including primary aldosteronism. The award was presented at the International Congress of Endocrinology — Chinese Society of Endocrinology in Beijing. As Business Wire points out, Funder...