Endocrinology News and Research Articles

Scientists: People with undiagnosed diabetes should be screened for chronic kidney disease
09/10/2010 - According to a study that will be published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology, millions of Americans with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes may be unaware that they have chronic kidney disease (CKD).
Researchers discover new model for predicting the effects of osteoporosis on the general public
09/09/2010 - An article recently published in the journal Osteoporosis International demonstrates a new model that describes the current and future issues related to postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Insulin resistance can affect the arteries of type 2 diabetics
09/09/2010 - A study published in the May issue of Cell Metabolism reports that insulin resistance may affect the arteries of people who have type 2 diabetes.
New type of radiation therapy delivers faster treatment
09/09/2010 - Recent studies have shown that TomoTherapy - a system used to treat common and rare tumors throughout the body - may be more effective than other types of radiation.
Exposure to farm chemicals may cause hyperthyroidism
09/09/2010 - A recent study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology and conducted by researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center shows that women who live on farms, and are exposed to common farm chemicals, may have a greater risk of developing thyroid disease.
Hemoglobin levels differ in African-American and Caucasian type 1 diabetics
09/09/2010 - According to researchers at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and the Children's Hospital of New Orleans, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) responds differently to blood glucose in Caucasian and African-American children.
Researchers discover new model for predicting the effects of osteoporosis on the general public
09/09/2010 - An article recently published in the journal Osteoporosis International demonstrates a new model that describes the current and future issues related to postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Obesity may lead to insulin resistance associated with type 2 diabetes
09/08/2010 - Research conducted at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden has revealed that insulin may reduce the inflammation that is caused by obesity, thereby lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Overeating has bigger consequences in families with a history of type 2 diabetes
09/08/2010 - Australian researchers have revealed that healthy people who are genetically predisposed for type 2 diabetes gain more weight when they overeat.
Hepatitis C may increase risk of type 2 diabetes
09/07/2010 - Scientists have known for years that people who have Hepatitis C are up to four times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. An Australian research team has confirmed that these individuals have a high level of insulin resistance in muscle, a common precursor to the disease.
Genes leading to insulin sensitivity may not be stimulated in type 2 diabetics
09/07/2010 - A study conducted at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland has shown that obese people carry abnormal genes and proteins that may contribute to insulin resistance.
Low thyroid hormone may be linked to longevity
09/07/2010 - According to a new study conducted by researchers from Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands, a less active thyroid may mean more years added to your life, Reuters reports.
Vitamin K2 could boost bone health
09/07/2010 - Recent research has touted vitamin K2 as being beneficial to heart, bone and brain health. The vitamin can help bones because K2 functions as a contributor to the enzyme that catalyzes the production of osteocalcin - a protein produced by osteoblasts, which are cells responsible for bone formation, reports.
Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey battles thyroid cancer and continues to dance
09/07/2010 - Actress Jennifer Grey may be best known for her role in the movie Dirty Dancing, and she has recently joined the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS). However, the actress recently battled thyroid cancer, which was found during her pre-DWTS health screening, USA Today reports.
Impaired self-control can be a symptom of type 2 diabetes
09/03/2010 - A study published in BioPsychoSocial Medicine reports that type 2 diabetes - a very common disease associated with obesity - may be associated with an inability to resist the temptation of food. The neurological changes that result from poor impulse control may exacerbate diabetes.
Molecular imaging could improve thyroid cancer detection and treatment
09/03/2010 - A series of studies published in the latest issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine show that molecular imaging plays a critical role in the evaluation and treatment of a spectrum of cancers, including thyroid cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, Hodgkin lymphoma and non-small cell lung cancer, Health Imaging reports.
Film critic Roger Ebert survives thyroid cancer and publishes cookbook
09/02/2010 - Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2002. However, today he is feeling well and releasing a cookbook.
Gastric bypass may help regulate insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetics
09/02/2010 - Research presented at the Endocrine Society's 92nd annual meeting has revealed that gastric bypass surgery could potentially benefit patients with type 2 diabetes.
Medical company releases new tool for spinal surgery
09/02/2010 - Spinal compression fractures are often caused by osteoporosis, a disease of low bone strength that affects an estimated 10 million Americans. In order to heal these fractures, doctors can perform kyphoplasty, which is a surgical procedure involving a small balloon that is used to create a cavity in the vertebrae. Bone cement is then delivered into the cavity to stabilize the spinal fracture.
Type 2 diabetes and socioeconomic status may be linked in black women
09/01/2010 - A research team at Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center have found a link between socioeconomic status and the risk for type 2 diabetes in African American women.
Study: "Sprouty" protein may cause osteoporosis
09/01/2010 - In the latest edition of The FASEB Journal, researchers from the Maine Medical Center Research Institute record their discovery of a new protein that is responsible for regulating body fat and bone mass, which they named Sprouty.
Certain thyroid cancers have higher incidence of nodal metastases
09/01/2010 - A recent study published in Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery suggests that malignant central nodal metastases - cancer that spreads to lymph nodes - are more likely to occur in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma than those with follicular variant papillary thyroid carcinoma.
Kidney damage may increase the mortality rate of type 1 diabetes patients
09/01/2010 - According to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, type 1 diabetes patients who have early and asymptomatic kidney damage may have a higher rate of mortality.
Surgical procedure may result in better glucose control for type 2 diabetics
08/27/2010 - Doctors at Allegheny General Hospital in Pennsylvania have discovered a link between the central nervous system and the development of type 2 diabetes.
Gene variants associated with risk for type 1 diabetes may also be protective
08/27/2010 - Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine report that gene variants associated with an increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes may actually have some beneficial qualities.

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