Endocrinology News and Research Articles

Antibiotic Use and Obesity—Is There a Link?
02/20/2020 - New evidence suggests the possibility that repeated exposure to antibiotics may lead to obesity, especially during pregnancy and in infancy.
Thyroid Cancer: How Age Affects Risk of Recurrence
02/10/2020 - Most thyroid cancer is easily treated but people who are diagnosed after age 55 are more likely to face recurrent cancer than those diagnosed at a younger age.
Thyroid Cancer—Hearing the Diagnosis, Preparing for Surgery and Recovery
02/03/2020 - Learn how to prepare for and recover from thyroid cancer surgery from patients who share the questions you should ask based on their experiences.
Patients with Hypoparathyroidism Warned of Extended NATPARA Recall
01/24/2020 - Natpara, a parathyroid hormone injection, is the only effective treatment for hypoparathyroidism but will remain unavailable for another year or so while the company works to meet FDA production concerns.
Radioiodine Therapy for Hyperthyroidism Presents No Longterm Cancer Risk
01/08/2020 - Hyperthyroidism requires treatment to avoid serious complications. Researchers examined the link between the most common approach using Radioactive iodine therapy and increased risk of cancer.
Weight Gain After Hyperthyroidism Treatment is Common: What to Know
12/12/2019 - Weight loss occurs before hyperthyroidism is treated but antithyroid drugs or RAI often prompt weight gain if the patient is not aware of this common side effect.
Web-based Tool to Help Assess Diabetes Outcomes With and Without Surgery
12/02/2019 - New Online Assessment Helps Individuals with type 2 diabetes and obesity to Assess the Pros and Cons of having Gastric bypass Surgery to reduce risk of Diabetes Complications like heart disease and kidney faillure.
High Normal TSH in Type 2 Diabetes May Mean Lower Risk of Stroke
11/18/2019 - Results of a recent study suggest that anyone with type 2 diabetes who has a TSH level in the upper normal range may be a reduced risk for stroke, an advantage given the increased overall risk for heart disease.
You Could Have Diabetes While at a Healthy Weight: Here’s How
10/28/2019 - If you belong to a racial minority, your risk of developing diabetes despite being at a healthy weight will increase as you age, according to data presented by Kaiser Permanente.
Is There a Diet and Fitness Plan for Thyroid Cancer?
10/21/2019 - More exercise will likely improve your survival after treatment for cancer, but it may also reduce your risk of developing cancer, including thyroid cancer; eating more whole foods is sure to improve the chance you will avoid thyroid cancer too.
Pelleted Hormone Therapy—More Risks, Questionable Benefits, Warn Experts
10/18/2019 - Hormones delivered by a pellet should be approached with caution and only after women have a full understanding of the risks presented in the first study to compare this delivery option to standard HRT.
Is Red Meat Bad for You? Despite the News—Experts Say YES, Less is Best
10/02/2019 - International researchers tried to make a case that eating red meat is healthy but their evidence was poor and US experts are pushing back since red meat and processed meat products raise the risks of heart disease, cancer, and other conditions.
Cushing's Disease—Monthly Injection Is Good Alternative to Surgery
09/27/2019 - When surgery isn’t desired or not an option, there is a long-acting injection with pasireotide that can provide good, long-term management of symptoms for people with Cushing’s disease.
How to Avoid Weight Gain When Taking Antidepressant Medication
09/16/2019 - No need to worry about weight gain if you are starting a psych medication, just plan to enroll in a formal weight control program to address this concern, according to a new study.
Weight Loss Surgery—One Way to Improve Heart Health as Well as Diabetes
09/12/2019 - Opting for gastric bypass is one sure way to reduce your risk of dying and significantly improve your heart health and reverse the negative consequences of type 2 diabetes, according to researchers at the Cleveland Clinic.
Migraines Coexist with Endocrine Conditions: What to Know, What to Do
08/13/2019 - Migraine and endocrine disorders including hypothyroidism, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance (prediabetes), and obesity seem to coexist and make symptoms harder to manage so care must be combined.
Want to Live Longer? Focus on Heart Health to Avoid Falls
08/07/2019 - Having even early asymptomatic signs of heart disease is enough to raise your risk of falls, leading to fractures and shortened lifespan. This is especially true of anyone with type 2 diabetes.
Obesity Paradox: Where the Fat Settles—Not Weight—Matters Most in Diabetes
07/24/2019 - The Obesity Paradox, or skinny fat, is a modern take on where fat settles, around the organs, in front of the abdomen, or in the hips and thighs. Visceral fat poses the greatest risk of disease.
Hair Loss in Women Different than in Men, Now Assured Better Treatment
07/18/2019 - New Guidelines Assure Better Treatment for Androgen Hair Loss in Women who can expect better attention as to the cause and improved treatment to stop progressive of the alopecia.
Do Statins Cause Diabetes? Heart Attacks Likely to Pose Greater Concern
07/05/2019 - The possibility of statins causing diabetes has been overblown. The need to reduce risks of having a heart attack or stroke remain significant and statins are the best way to lessen heart disease risks. Losing weight remains the best way to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Building Hope Helps Put a Positive Spin on Having Diabetes
07/01/2019 - To help you stay positive and remain hopeful about managing your diabetes, make a plan to take your medication as directed, add more steps to your day, chew don't drink your calories, and ask for help when you need it.
Could this Be a True Food Allergy? Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms
06/03/2019 - Food allergies are often life-threatening and should be identified to lessen problematic allergic reactions whereas both food intolerances or food insensitivities are more a matter of quality of life issues. Gluten can cause an immune reaction in people with Celiac disease but its rare.
Clearing Up Misconceptions about Thyroid Eye Disease
05/31/2019 - The first available medication, a biologic agent, appears very effective in treating symptoms of thyroid eye disease, providing a much more desirable alternative to surgery. This is welcome news for people with Graves disease.
Want to Know Your Risk of Diabetes? Genetic Test May Offer Warning
04/29/2019 - Genetic testing is gaining wider use—venturing into medical risks— given the vast ancestry databases amassing information from millions of Americans.
Want to Lower Your Biological Age? Androgen Levels Offer a Clue
04/11/2019 - News clues into the antiaging process come from the effect that hormone levels may have on telomere length, suggesting a role in biological aging. It may be that adjusting testosterone and estradiol may help to slow the rate that men age.