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People with Hypothyroidism and Type D Personality May be More Likely to Experience Poor Treatment Outcomes

New research published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism finds a high prevalence of type D personalities among people with hypothyroidism.  Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. Between 10-15% of people with treated hypothyroidism experience persistent symptoms despite achieving normal thyroid hormone levels, and...
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High Fat Diet Influences Milk Lipids in Lactating Women

Maternal exposure to a high fat diet (HFD) alters milk lipids in lactating women, enhancing adiposity and myeloid inflammation in offspring, even in early life, according to an animal study recently published in Endocrinology. Researchers led by Kanakadurga Singer, MD, and Brigid Gregg, MD, both of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, point out...
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Bad Reception: Unlocking a Confounding Enigma Behind Monogenic Obesity in Children

When two very different pediatric patients with obesity presented with unusually high leptin levels, endocrine researchers took notice and discovered that leptin was not adequately binding with receptors. When the young patients’ familial history was considered, solutions were finally forthcoming. About three years ago, a 19-month-old girl presented to Sidra Medicine – a women’s and...
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Bariatric Surgery Linked to Cardiovascular Improvements in People with Severe Obesity

Bariatric surgery may result in significant cardiometabolic improvements, particularly among younger, female, or white people and those without comorbidities, according to new research published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. The United States has the highest obesity rates globally. In 2017 – 2018, about 40% of U.S. adults had obesity and 9% had severe obesity. The prevalence is...
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Having a Ball: What Can Be Done About Pediatric Dyslipidemia?

EN March 24 Cover Children who are physically inactive may have high cholesterol in early adulthood and subsequent heart health issues in their mid-forties, according to new research published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Study author Andrew O. Agbaje, MD, MPH, FESC, talks to Endocrine News about the study’s findings, the arbitrary nature of some guidelines,...
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EDCs in Plastics, Pesticides, and Other Sources Pose Health Threats Globally

Everyday exposures to EDCs in the environment may be linked to increasing rates of infertility, diabetes, immune deficiencies, and other serious conditions  Highly Hazardous Pesticides pose ongoing threats, especially in the Global South  A report from the world’s leading scientific and medical experts on hormone-related health conditions raises new concerns about the profound threats to...
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How Cancer Affects Childhood Growth

Childhood cancer patients and survivors are at increased risk for growth disturbances, for myriad reasons, and it is important to periodically monitor their growth, according to a paper recently published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Tomoko Yoshida, MD, PhD, and Angela Delaney, MD, both of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis,...
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Liraglutide Increases Insulin Sensitivity Independent of Weight Loss, Study Shows

Liraglutide, the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonist used to treat type 2 diabetes and obesity, can lead to rapid improvement in insulin sensitivity, according to a study recently published in Diabetes. “We know that GLP-1R agonists promote weight loss, but we were surprised to find that the GLP-1R agonist liraglutide also has rapid effects on...

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.