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Study Defines Normal Ranges for Testosterone Levels

A study of more than 9,000 men from the United States and Europe has defined a harmonized range for total testosterone in non-obese men aged 19 to 39, according to a study recently published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Shalender Bhasin, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical...
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Unique Biomarkers Identified for Use in Thyroid Cancer Follow-Up

Researchers have identified two unique biomarkers that show promise for monitoring patients who have received treatment for papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), according to a study recently published in the new open access Journal of the Endocrine Society. The team, led by Sebastiano Filetti, MD, of the Dipartimento di Medicina Interna e Specialitá Mediche, “Sapienza” Universitá...
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Exposure to Chemicals Released During Fracking May Harm Fertility

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to altered hormone levels, ovarian development in mice.  Prenatal exposure to chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, may threaten fertility in female mice, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s journal Endocrinology. The study was the first to find a link between chemical exposure and adverse reproductive and developmental...
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Diets Avoiding Dry-Cooked Foods Can Protect Against Diabetes, Say Mount Sinai Researchers

Simple changes in how we cook could go a long way towards preventing diabetes, say researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. A new randomized controlled trial, published online July 29 in the journal Diabetologia, found that obese individuals with signs of insulin resistance showed improvement simply by avoiding the intake of...
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Prolactin May Be Effective Treatment for T1D

The growth factor prolactin, when combined with an immunotherapy, could be an effective treatment for type 1 diabetes (T1D), according to a study recently published in Endocrinology. Researchers led by Carol Huang, MD, PhD,  of the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, write that immunotherapy can restore self-tolerance thereby halting continued immune-mediated β-cell loss, but...
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White Matter Microstructure and Cognitive Function in Young Women with PCOS

Young women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may have altered white matter microstructure which impairs cognitive performance, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Researchers led by Michael O’Sullivan, PhD, of the Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute in London, UK, and Aled Rees of Cardiff University’s Neuroscience and...