Endocrine Society Objects to Title X Gag Rule That Limits Women’s Access to Contraception

Denying preventive services increases medical costs, jeopardizes public health The Endocrine Society objects to the administration’s decision to severely restrict access to the Title X Family Planning Program, the nation’s only program for affordable birth control and reproductive care. The Title X program is essential in helping ensure that every person — regardless of income,...

Prenatal Precautions: Thyroid Function in Pregnancy

Thyroid dysfunction is fairly common among pregnant women and can often result in additional obstetric complications. A new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism shows that thyroid screening — despite some controversy as to its usefulness — could help identify women who might benefit from additional prenatal care. Pregnancy places quite a...

Biomarker Risk Score May Identify Women at Risk for Gestational Diabetes

The predictive ability of a biomarker risk score beyond established risk factors may help identify women at risk of developing gestational diabetes (GDM) before conception and help with tailoring targeted prevention strategies, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. Researchers led by Sylvia E. Badon, PhD, of the Division...

Overweight and Obesity Linked to Higher Risk of Urinary Incontinence for Women

Being overweight or obese is linked with an increased risk of developing urinary incontinence for young to middle-aged women, according to a review and meta-analysis recently published in Obesity Reviews. The authors wanted to evaluate whether overweight or obesity are risk factors for young and middle-aged women developing incontinence. “Understanding these relationships during this life stage...

Midlife Women Transitioning to Menopause Have a Higher Risk of Metabolic Syndrome, Which Predisposes to Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes

Multi-ethnic study shows midlife women with more physical activity or a lower calorie diet have less risk of developing the disease Midlife women transitioning to menopause may be able to lower their risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes, if they exercise more or eat a lower calorie diet, according to a new...

Biomarkers Can Predict Whether Women with Endometriosis Will Respond to the First-Line Treatment

Study finds these biomarkers may lead to faster, more personalized treatment options Biomarkers can predict whether women will respond to the first-line treatment for endometriosis, an extremely painful condition in which the tissue usually found inside the uterus grows in places it shouldn’t, according to a new study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology...

Wean Some, Lose Some: Breastfeeding & Obesity

From new research linking BRCA mutations and DNA damage to the effects of breastfeeding on offspring, three studies presented at ENDO 2018 in Chicago all share a common if not always obvious connection: Obesity is often in the genes, but it is far from inevitable. Three studies presented at ENDO 2018 in March kept attendees...


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