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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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Sweet & Lowdown: Artificial Sweeteners & Weight Gain

sweetlow-soda Controlled trials show non-nutritive sweeteners can sometimes help in weight loss, but observational and animal studies raise concerns about their risks. A patient asks: “Do you recommend the use of artificial sweeteners, as in diet sodas, for weight loss?” Do you respond: Randomized controlled trials consistently show that diet sodas are helpful for weight loss...
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Cannabinoid Receptor 2 Could be Antiobesity Target

Italian researchers have found that the cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) could be a pharmacological target for treating or preventing obesity, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. The researchers, led by Francesca Rossi, MD, of the Second University of Naples, point out that obesity is associated with low-grade...
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Commentary: Taking the Next Step to Help Patients with Obesity

Caroline Apovian 09262016 Through my work as an obesity medicine physician I have had the pleasure (and shared in the frustration) of helping patients with obesity reduce the day-to-day consequences of this debilitating disease. I hear frequently from my colleagues about the difficult task they face when treating patients with obesity, and worse, the more than 30 related...
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Members in the News: Teresa Woodruff Participates in Reddit AMA

EarlyCareersWoodruff Former Endocrine Society president Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University in Chicago, yesterday participated in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session on the social media site Reddit. The platform allows the participant to field questions from “Redditors,” so we’d thought we’d share some of the highlights below. Of course, each...
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Is There a Link Between Obesity and Dehydration?

According to a report in TIME, researchers don’t think the high obesity rates in the U.S. and people not drinking enough water is purely coincidental. A study from the Annals of Family Medicine purports to link these two phenomena. Using data from about 9,500 adults enrolled in the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey (NHANES),...