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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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Targeting Patients with Pellets: A Look at Biodentical Hormones

Promoted to treat vague symptoms and conditions like “hormone imbalance,” custom-compounded bioidentical hormones are increasing in popularity — and problems. By the time the patient came into the care of endocrinologist Margaret Wierman, MD, she had already had her ovaries removed. She had presented to the obstetrics and gynecology department with very high testosterone levels...
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Trial & Error: When Study Results Disappoint

Researchers studied female anorexia nervosa patients to see whether testosterone could be a potential treatment. Despite promising results in previous trials, the current study’s outcomes were not as hoped. Anorexia nervosa (AN), a serious and potentially fatal eating disorder, affects up to 2% of women and carries with it a number of dangerous comorbidities, including...