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Eureka 2019: Rodent Studies Unlock Endocrine Secrets

For the fifth year in a row, Endocrine News spoke with editors from Endocrine Society journals to get the scoop on the top endocrine discoveries of 2019. Here is part 1 of Eureka! 2019.   Editor-in-chief Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD, professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Social Sciences, and Medicine at the Feinberg School of...
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Slightly Elevated TSH Levels Not a Cause for Referral to Pediatric Endocrinologists

Children with thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels slightly above reference range shouldn’t be referred to pediatric endocrinologists unless there is another cause for clinical concern, according to a paper recently published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. Researchers led by Perrin C. White, MD, of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of...
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Age Not a Barrier to Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Shows

While weight-loss surgeries are not usually performed in people above the age of 65, a new study shows that these procedures can lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults. The study, presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Brighton, UK, indicates that elderly patients treated with bariatric surgery...
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E-cigarette Use during Pregnancy Impairs Metabolic Health in Daughters, Mouse Study Finds

E-cigarette usage may impair fertility and pregnancy outcomes, according to a mouse study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. Researchers led by Kathleen Caron, PhD, of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C., point out that while the dangers of cigarette smoke are well established, the England Public Health system has ruled e-cigarettes...
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Case Study Illuminates Metreleptin’s Possible Role in Improving Lipid and Glycemic Profiles

Researchers in Japan have detailed a case report in which a young woman who survived childhood cancer was treated with metreleptin supplementation to improve her acquired incomplete lipodystrophy and published their findings in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. The researchers, led by Ayako Nagayama, MD, and Kenji Ashida, MD, PhD, (Nomura Laboratory) of Kurume...
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A Downhill Battle: Maintaining Healthy Bones in Diabetes

A study from ENDO 2019 shows that postmenopausal women with diabetes can form new bone with walking after a meal either uphill or downhill, despite the poor bone quality associated with diabetes and a lack of the estrogen needed to prompt bone formation. Diabetes remains one of the biggest global health problems and is the...
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Protein Kinase Revealed to Regulate Body Weight and Energy Homeostasis

Researchers have identified a protein kinase that controls weight and homeostasis and when deficient or inactivated can lead to metabolic diseases like obesity and type 2 diabetes, according to a mouse study recently published in Endocrinology. Researchers led by Eiichi Hinoi of the Laboratory of Pharmacology in the Department of Bioactive Molecules at Gifu Pharmaceutical...

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