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Poor Sleep Habits Increase Fatty Liver Disease Risk

People with sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy sleep behaviors could develop fatty liver disease, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Fatty liver disease is the leading chronic liver disease worldwide, affecting about a quarter of the adult population. This type of liver disease is fueled by metabolic...
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Mouse Study Finds FGF21 Directs Body’s Responses to Low-Protein Diet

Reducing the amount of protein in the diet produces an array of favorable health outcomes, including an extension of lifespan, and that these effects depend on Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21), according to a study recently published in Nature Communications. It has long been known that reducing the amount you eat improves health and extends...
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Tipping the Scales: Noninvasive Obesity Breakthroughs

June2022CoverEN As the worldwide mortality rate linked to obesity and its comorbidities surpasses four million annually, new approaches to combating this condition are sorely needed. Thankfully, recent research from Endocrine Society journals shows promise in some surprisingly novel and safe noninvasive weight loss methods. The obesity epidemic continues to pose serious health threats to populations worldwide....
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Middle Management: Evaluating New Insights to Obesity and Weight Control Options

June2022CoverEN As obesity continues to reach epidemic proportions, endocrine researchers are at the forefront of discovering new methods to help clinicians and patients alike to manage and even conquer obesity and its plethora of comorbidities. Here, we look at three recent studies that take these solutions from the bench to the bedside and even to the...
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Can Walkable Neighborhoods Reduce Obesity and Diabetes?

People who live in walkable neighborhoods with access to parks and other outdoor activities are more active and less likely to have diabetes or obesity, according to a new paper published in the Endocrine Society’s journal, Endocrine Reviews. Nearly half of the adults in the United States have obesity, and over 11% of the U.S. population has diabetes. Researchers and...
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Obesity May Increase End-Stage Kidney Disease Risk in Women with Type 2 Diabetes

Obesity may negatively affect kidney function in people with type 2 diabetes, particularly in women, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Diabetic nephropathy, or the deterioration of kidney function in people with diabetes, is caused by high blood pressure and high blood sugar. Approximately one in...