Endocrine Society Experts Call for Plastics Treaty to Protect Public from Chemical Exposure

Endocrine Society experts called on the nations participating in talks to develop a global plastics treaty to seize the opportunity to protect the public from dangerous endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in plastics. Society member Marina Fernandez, PhD, spoke during the plenary of the United Nations Environment Programme Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution Wednesday. “Our community...

Weight Loss with Combination Anti-Obesity Medications Approximates that Achieved with Bariatric Surgery

Weight loss achieved through the use of a combination of anti-obesity medications (AOMs) can approach the reduction seen in bariatric surgery, according to a paper recently published in JCEM Case Reports. Researchers led by Priya N. Patel, MD, of the Center for Pediatric Obesity Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis point...

ENDO 2023 Preview:  Junk Food

Maria 3 Maria T. Balhara discusses her ENDO 2023 sessions on food’s impact on human health   A three-session symposium on our everchanging food environment, “Impact of the Changes in Food Environment in the Development of Obesity,” looks at endocrine-disrupting chemicals, climate change, and processing methods and how these factors impact endocrine health, specifically obesity. Endocrine News talks...

The Agonists and the Ecstasy

The popularity of GLP-1 agonists to treat obesity has been skyrocketing in recent months, leading to both shortages and price increases. However, as more patients make their voices heard and doctors begin to prescribe them, obesity could become easier to treat or even cure.   Thanksgiving is a time for family, fellowship, and food. But for...

As much as we know today about the endocrine system and the effects it has on the body, there remains so much that we do not know. Discoveries are made every day, and our understanding of the endocrine system is always growing and changing. Serving patients to the best of an endocrinologist’s abilities means being aware of all the latest developments in endocrine research. This includes the newest and most complete information concerning such endocrinology research topics as new treatments and new methods for disease prevention. Identifying symptoms and making the connections between those symptoms and endocrine disease can lead to greater understanding and ultimately better treatment for patients. More advanced prevention techniques can help patients stave off disease before it can impact their lives. Having the most current information can make a tremendous difference in the quality of life for your patients.

This section features some of the most current and forward-looking articles concerning the latest research in endocrinology. Written by and for endocrinologists, these articles are provided to keep you up to date with the most relevant developments in the field of endocrinology. You can access the information you need about new technology, new treatments and general information to help you serve your patients with better overall care. Our understanding of the endocrine system is always evolving. With Endocrine News, you can ensure that your knowledge of the field won’t be left behind. What’s more, your patients will always have access to the most advanced information out there.