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ENDO 2017 Breaking News: Pyrethroid Pesticide Exposure Appears to Speed Puberty in Boys

Environmental exposure to common pesticides may cause boys to reach sexual maturity earlier, researchers have found. They will present their study results Saturday at the Endocrine Society’s 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. Previous research shows that early puberty increases the risk of diseases in adulthood, for example, testicular cancer in men and breast cancer...
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Can Childhood Obesity be Prevented Before Conception?

First-ever exercise, nutrition program will seek answers by focusing on Cleveland mothers A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and MetroHealth System researcher, along with Cleveland Clinic’s director of metabolic research, have received federal funding to determine if childhood obesity can be prevented before women become pregnant. The first-ever Cleveland-based study will explore whether...
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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 In clinic you are seeing a 14-year-old African American boy who is obese (BMI = 31 kg/m2). He has a family history of type 2 diabetes mellitus in his father...
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Q&A: Dennis M. Styne, MD

Dennis Styne Endocrine News talks with Dennis M. Styne, MD, chair of the task force that created the latest Clinical Practice Guideline on pediatric obesity. He tells us about the latest recommendations in treating these patients and how not all treatments are dependent on the physician.   The Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline, “Pediatric Obesity — Assessment,...
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Easing the Burden of Childhood Obesity

EN0317_kids (1) With annual healthcare costs into the billions of dollars each year, childhood obesity has literally reached critical mass. Fortunately, new studies reveal underlying causes and contributors to this burgeoning epidemic as well as possible options to reversing this frightening trend.  According to the Endocrine Society’s Facts and Figures report on Obesity, 16.9% of U.S. children...
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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...
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Tri-Point: The Genetics and Epigenetics of Puberty

tripoint-kids A wide-ranging look at puberty and the many mysteries that surround it as well as the clinical management, new genetic tools, and how a variety of factors could influence the timing of this transition into adulthood. In 2005, the editors of Science, celebrating the journal’s 125th anniversary, posed 125 unanswered questions that it predicted would...