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Endocrine Society Advocacy Win: European Commission Includes Endocrine Society Recommendations in Chemical Strategy

On October 14, the European Commission issued a Communication describing the European Union’s “Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment,” as part of the EU Green Deal. The strategy is designed to be the foundation for the most significant update to Europe’s chemical regulations in more than a decade. The Endocrine Society has advocated...
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Adults with Endocrine Disorders Have Increased Risk of Heart Disease

Endocrine Society’s latest Clinical Practice Guideline includes cholesterol management recommendations for thyroid disease, menopause, and more. All adults with endocrine disorders should be tested for high cholesterol and triglycerides to evaluate their risk of heart attack or stroke, according to a Clinical Practice Guideline issued today by the Endocrine Society. The guideline, titled “Lipid Management...
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Cause & Effect: Patients with Obesity and Thyroid Function Testing

According to a new guideline from the European Society of Endocrinology, patients with obesity should be routinely tested for thyroid function. However, testing for other endocrine-related conditions should be guided by the presence of symptoms. The endocrine system and obesity can have a push-pull relationship. Some endocrine disorders — such as hypothyroidism and Cushing’s syndrome...
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Endocrine Society Welcomes European Commission’s Chemical Strategy

The Endocrine Society welcomed the European Commission’s new Chemical Strategy for Sustainability and its measures to protect the public from endocrine-disrupting chemicals. The communication was released Wednesday as part of the European Green Deal.  The strategy is designed to be the foundation for the biggest update to Europe’s chemical regulations in more than a decade. The chemical strategy commits to a hazard identification for endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), including strict measures to prevent them from being used in consumer products. In...
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Insulin Titration Software Combined with CGM Enables Patients with Diabetes to Improve Time in Range

First study to utilize CGM data with FDA-cleared, cloud-based titration software suggests significantly improved outcomes for patients while optimizing clinical resources This past summer, Glytec published the first proof-of-concept study that combines FDA-cleared remote insulin titration software and data from continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems. Results of the study, presented at the American Diabetes Association’s...
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Lack of Key Considerations in FDA Food Chemical Safety Process Leaves Consumers at Risk of Chronic Diseases

Agency and industry must evaluate cumulative health effects of classes of related food chemicals. Today, a group of health, environmental, and consumer organizations challenged the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) practice of not accounting for the cumulative health effect of chemicals in the diet when allowing new chemicals in food.  Over 60 years ago, Congress passed a law requiring that FDA and industry do just that. Unfortunately, an Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) investigation of nearly 900 safety determinations found that only one considered the requirement in a meaningful way....

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.