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Hilary Macht

Larchmont, NY

About Hilary Macht

Hilary Macht is an award-winning former magazine editor and now freelance writer specializing in health, science and environment writing. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review, Prevention, MORE, Essence, Fitness and others, and are distributed by the National Center for Health Research and the Foundation for Informed Medical Decision Making. Her groundbreaking story on Big Pharma and the Media was featured on the CBS Evening News. She has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.

Articles Written by Hilary Macht

Obesity: A Gut Reaction to High-Calorie Foods?
06/16/2016 - In a series of experiments carried out in rodents, rearchers at Yale demonstrate that consuming calorically-dense foods spurs changes in the gut’s microbiome that lead to obesity.
Common Thyroid Tumor Downgraded to Non-Cancerous
04/20/2016 - An international panel of pathologists and clinicians has decided to rename a type of thyroid tumor—until now deemed malignant—as non-cancerous.
Endocrine Society Warns Against Use of Custom Compounded Bioidentical Hormones
04/07/2016 - Doctors should avoid prescribing compounded hormone medications to treat menopausal symptoms, female sexual dysfunction and other hormonal conditions, according to a recent scientific statement by the Endocrine Society.   
Hypothyroidism in Children
Hypothyroidism is the most common kind of thyroid disorder in children. It occurs when the thyroid gland is underactive and doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone to meet the body’s needs.
Newborn Probiotic Use May Decrease Risk of Type 1 Diabetes
11/19/2015 - Probiotics given to infants during the first month of life can reduce the risk of type 1 diabetes among those genetically predisposed to the condition, new research suggests.
Longer Sleep May Predict Women’s Diabetes Risk
11/12/2015 - Women who increase their sleep by two hours or more a night over time face a 15% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than women who regularly sleep between 7 and 8 hours a night, concludes a recent study in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the study of Diabetes.
Taking Blood Pressure Meds at Nighttime May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
10/06/2015 - A pair of studies published last week in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes, concluded that taking blood pressure medications at night reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 57%.
The Link Between Diabetes, Pesticides and PCBs
09/24/2015 - New research presented last week at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Stockholm adds weight to the growing body of evidence linking endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) with diabetes.
Study Links Low Selenium Diet with Thyroid Disease
09/14/2015 - A new study from China supports previous research showing an association between adequate dietary selenium and heathy thyroid function. The study also found that low intake of the mineral, reflected by serum levels, correlates with increased risk of a variety of types of thyroid disease.

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