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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...
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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...