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Danger Ahead: New Guideline Stresses Prevention

The Endocrine Society’s latest clinical practice guideline calls for regular monitoring of key metabolic measures at routine appointments. These initial steps can alert clinicians and patients alike to any potential metabolic threats that might be lurking. Better screening to detect the metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes can lead to earlier...
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Pediatric Obesity and Male Precocious Puberty: A Link Established

While the connection has been well established between obesity and precocious puberty in girls, a Chilean study presented at ENDO 2019 establishes a link between obesity and precocious puberty in boys. According to statistics from Pediatric Obesity—Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline as well as Endocrine Facts and Figures: Obesity, the...
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The Long Haul: Treating Men with Obesity with Testosterone

A study presented at ENDO 2019 shows that long-term testosterone therapy in men with obesity and hypogonadism can actually contribute to prolonged weight loss without an added risk for mortality or major cardiovascular incidents. As obesity rates around the world continue to climb – the number has tripled since 1975 – physicians and health organizations...
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Gaining Ground, Losing Weight

According to recent studies published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers are getting a better understanding of obesity and the continuing efforts to combat it. While the bad news is that there are a variety of side effects, the good news is that not all of the side effects are negative. With...
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ENDO 2019 News: Adipose Hormone May Play Role in Obesity-Related Asthma

New research suggests a hormone released from fat tissue is critical in the development of obesity-related asthma and may be a target of future treatments for the disease. The findings were presented at ENDO 2019. Along with genetic susceptibility and environmental exposures, obesity is emerging as a risk factor for asthma. Many studies have shown...