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Intermittent Fasting Can Help Manage Metabolic Disease

Eating daily calories within a consistent window of 8-10 hours is a powerful strategy to prevent and manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, according to a new manuscript published in the Endocrine Society’s journal, Endocrine Reviews. Time-restricted eating is a type of intermittent fasting that limits your food intake to a certain...
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Treating PCOS in the U.S. Costs $8 Billion Annually

The most common hormone disorder affecting women of reproductive age — polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) — cost an estimated $8 billion to diagnose and treat nationwide in 2020, according to a new economic analysis published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. PCOS is a common disorder characterized by irregular menstrual periods,...
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School of Thought: Getting an Academic Job

Academic medicine can be a very appealing option for early-career endocrinologists whether a basic scientist or a clinician. Endocrine News spoke to experts about steps you need to take to secure your own spot in the halls of academia. For early-career endocrinologists or medical students who want to pursue positions in academic medicine, the key...
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Breaking News: Endocrine Society Celebrates UK Court of Appeal Decision to Preserve Access to Gender-Affirming Care

The Endocrine Society applauded the Court of Appeal’s ruling that transgender and gender diverse teenagers are competent to give consent to treatment to delay puberty. The decision overturns the court’s December 2020 ruling in Bell v Tavistock and Portman NHS Health Foundation. The ruling preserves access to medical treatment for transgender and gender diverse teenagers and protects the ability...
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Patients Report Long-Term Favorable Effects of Weight Loss Surgery in Their Daily Lives

A new analysis from the STAMPEDE trial shows that over the course of five years, patients who had bariatric and metabolic surgery to treat uncontrolled type 2 diabetes reported greater physical health, more energy, less body pain, and less negative effects of diabetes in their daily lives, compared with patients who had medical therapy alone...
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PFAS Exposure Can Affect Women’s Ability to Breastfeed

Women with higher levels of PFAS in their system may be 20% more likely to stop breastfeeding early, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are manmade chemicals used as oil and water repellents and coatings for common products including cookware, carpets and...
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Menopause Symptoms Have a Marked Impact on Weight Gain

After three nights of disturbed sleep, as well as after estrogen suppression with normal or disturbed sleep, women burned significantly less fat, which could explain why menopausal women have increased rates of obesity, according to a study presented in March at ENDO 2021. Leilah Grant, PhD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass., spoke...