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Q&A: James L. Rosenzweig, MD

Rosenzweig_James-5x7 Endocrine News talks with James Rosenzweig, MD, chair of the task force that developed the latest Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline on Preventing Cardiovascular Disease and Type 2 Diabetes in Patients at Metabolic Risk. A new Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline states that measuring waistline, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar during doctor’s visits could...
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CEU Preview: Challenging Cases in Lipid Management with Lisa Tannock, MD

Tannock June 2019 Next month, the Endocrine Society’s Clinical Endocrinology Update will kick off in Miami, during which attendees will hear about the latest breakthroughs in patient care, as well as those cases that may prove difficult for clinicians. One such session is Lisa Tannock’s Meet-the-Professor presentation on Thursday, September 5, titled “Challenging Cases in Lipid Management.” Cardiovascular...
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Midlife Women Transitioning to Menopause Have a Higher Risk of Metabolic Syndrome, Which Predisposes to Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Multi-ethnic study shows midlife women with more physical activity or a lower calorie diet have less risk of developing the disease Midlife women transitioning to menopause may be able to lower their risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes, if they exercise more or eat a lower calorie diet, according to a new...
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Male Thyroid Cancer Survivors Face 50 Percent Higher Risk of Heart Disease than Women

Obesity also raises cardiovascular risk among thyroid cancer survivors Male thyroid cancer survivors have a nearly 50 percent higher risk of developing heart disease than women within five years of cancer diagnosis, according to a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Thyroid cancer occurs when cancerous tumors or nodules grow...
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Osteoporosis Drug May Benefit Heart Health

The osteoporosis drug alendronate was linked with a reduced risk of cardiovascular death, heart attack, and stroke in a Journal of Bone and Mineral Research study of patients with hip fractures. The association was seen for up to 10 years after fracture. In the study, patients newly diagnosed with hip fracture from 2005 through 2013...
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Researchers Compare Health Status, Rates of Cardiometabolic Disease Between Transgender Adults and Cisgender Adults

Significant differences in health status and cardiometabolic health exist between transgender adults and cisgender adults in the United States, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. Researchers led by Natalie J. Nokoff, MD, of the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, point out that 0.5 percent...
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Researchers Suggest Possible Biomarker for Diabetic Cardiomyopathy

Alterations in the myocardial ghrelin-GHSR1a system may predict diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM), according to a study recently published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. Researchers led by Savita Dhanvantari, PhD, of the Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ontario point out that DCM is characterized by progressive cardiac dysfunction, and that the early stages of...