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Factors Other than Gestational Weight Gain Linked to Metabolic Complications of Pregnancy

Factors other than how much weight a woman gains during pregnancy may contribute to metabolic complications such as gestational diabetes (GDM), according to a paper recently published in Journal of the Endocrine Society. Researchers led by Fernanda L. Alvarado, MD, of the Mother Infant Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Mass., point out...
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Mild Thyroid Dysfunction Affects One in Five Women with a History of Miscarriage or Subfertility

Mild thyroid abnormalities affect up to one in five women with a history of miscarriage or subfertility which is a prolonged time span of trying to become pregnant, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Thyroid disorders are common in women of reproductive age. Although the prevalence of thyroid disorders in pregnancy are well understood,...
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New Report on Estradiol Ranges in Postmenopausal Women Released

Updated recommendations to establish normal estradiol reference ranges have been released in a new report from the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). The report is based on a symposium called “Workshop on Normal Reference Ranges for Estradiol in Postmenopausal Women,” that was held in September 2019, in Chicago, Ill., and featured 28 presentations. The Endocrine...
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Study Finds PFAS Exposure May Cause Early Menopause

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) exposure may cause menopause to occur two years earlier in women, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Known as ‘forever chemicals,’ PFAS are manmade and used in a wide variety of nonstick and waterproof products and firefighting foams. PFAS chemicals can contaminate drinking water, and it has been estimated that 110 million Americans (one out of three) may consume drinking water contaminated with these chemicals. “PFAS are everywhere....
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E-cigarette Use during Pregnancy Impairs Metabolic Health in Daughters, Mouse Study Finds

E-cigarette usage may impair fertility and pregnancy outcomes, according to a mouse study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. Researchers led by Kathleen Caron, PhD, of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, N.C., point out that while the dangers of cigarette smoke are well established, the England Public Health system has ruled e-cigarettes...

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