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Insulin Sensitivity Improves with Testosterone Therapy in Men with Type 2 Diabetes and Hypogonadism

About a third of men with type 2 diabetes (T2D) also have hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH). This comorbidity makes that subgroup more insulin resistant, with increased adiposity and less lean mass, according to research published recently in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. A team led by Paresh Dandona, BSc, MB, BS, DPhil, FRCP, of...
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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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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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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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Endocrine Society Guideline: Older Adults Should Be Regularly Screened for Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk

Measuring waistline, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood fats, and blood sugar during doctor visits can detect heart disease and diabetes earlier, according to a Clinical Practice Guideline issued today by the Endocrine Society. The guideline, titled “Primary Prevention of CVD and T2DM in Patients at Metabolic Risk: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline,” was published online and...

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