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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...
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Yoga Benefits Patients with Metabolic Syndrome

One year of yoga training decreased pro-inflammatory adipokines and increased an anti-inflammatory adipokine in adults with metabolic syndrome and high-normal blood pressure, according to a study recently published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports. Researchers led by Parco Siu, of the University of Hong Kong, point out that lifestyle modification is...
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Canagliflozin Significantly Reduces the Risk of Heart Failure-Related Outcomes in Type 2 Diabetes Patients at Risk for or With a History of Cardiovascular Disease

Late-breaking exploratory analysis from the CANVAS Program presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session The results of  recent analysis showed that canagliflozin significantly reduced the risk of cardiovascular (CV) death or hospitalization for heart failure (HHF) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) at high CV risk. This exploratory analysis from...
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Research Finds Little Difference Among Diet Plans’ Long-Term Effectiveness

Endocrine Society’s Scientific Statement examines challenges of managing obesity Whether you pick low-carb, low fat or another diet plan, scientific research indicates each can help some people achieve modest long-term weight loss with potential improvement in health risks, according to the Scientific Statement the Endocrine Society issued today on managing obesity. The authors found the...