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People Who Eat a Plant-Based Dinner Could Reduce Heart Disease 10%

jcem cover People who eat too many refined carbs and fatty meats for dinner have a higher risk of heart disease than those who eat a similar diet for breakfast, according to a nationwide study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Cardiovascular diseases like congestive heart failure, heart attack and stroke are the number...
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A Broader View: Evaluating Lipids and Cardiovascular Risk

A first-of-its-kind Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline recommends lipid profiles and cardiovascular risk assessment for patients with endocrine disorders.   Pay more attention to lipids and cardiovascular risk when you are treating people with endocrine diseases. That is the plea from the new publication, “Lipid Management in Patients with Endocrine Disorders: An Endocrine Society Clinical...
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Eureka 2020! Part I – Top Endocrine Science According to Endocrinology Editors

Endocrinology cover jan 21 For the sixth year running, Endocrine News talks to editors from Endocrine Society publications to get the scoop on the top endocrine discoveries of 2020. In this first installment, we talk to Endocrinology editors about what they think this year’s most significant studies were that will impact endocrine science for years to come. Despite the...
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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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People with Brown Fat May Burn 15 Percent More Calories

New data highlights how cold exposure activates brown fat, energy metabolism Short-term cold exposure may help people with brown fat burn 15 percent more calories than those without, according to a small study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Unlike white fat, brown fat burns calories through fatty acid oxidation and heat production and is considered a promising target in the fight against the obesity epidemic. The biggest activator of brown fat is moderate cold exposure. “This data improves our understanding of how brown fat works...
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Statins and Diabetes: How Big Is the Risk?

Studies linking statins to diabetes receive media attention but should not distract clinicians from the goal of reducing cardiovascular risk. Almost eight years after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added a warning to statin labels about the drugs increasing fasting blood sugar and hemoglobin A1C levels — and by inference raising the risk of...