Endocrine Research Updates

For Medical Professionals

Doctor In Labcoat Measuring Blood Sugar Level Of Girl With Glucometer
Researchers looked at whether infections (ie, measles, mumps, and rubella) were associated with type 1 diabetes incidence.
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A study examined degenerative changes in the lumbar spine in elderly women using measurements obtained from dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). Researchers also looked at the implications for diagnosing these patients with osteoporosis.
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Researchers found that low-fat dairy products may be linked to an overall lower risk of type 2 diabetes in postmenopausal women.
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A study was done to examine the incidence of diabetes during growth hormone replacement therapy (GHRT).
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A study looked at the link between atherosclerosis and osteoporosis in men with type 2 diabetes. Article highlights what researchers discovered in this osteoporosis study.
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Using Age, Bone Mineral Density, and Spine Fracture Status to Predict Fracture Risk
Researchers found that the most predictive risk factors for incident fracture were age, bone mineral density, and spine fracture status.
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Many patients who have had a thyroidectomy complain of weight gain despite their efforts to lose weight. Researchers looked at the connection between weight gain and thyroidectomy.
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Research presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association notes an effective way to monitor differentiated thyroid cancer for recurrence.
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Study Shows Melatonin Improves Sleep and A1c Levels
Researchers examined the safety and effectiveness of melatonin in the treatment of glucose, lipid metabolism, and sleep in patients with type 2 diabetes and insomnia.
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5-year Study Shows Usefulness of Treatment
A study examining antioxidant supplementation as a treatment for diabetic retinopathy was published in European Journal of Ophthamology. Read results of study and what it suggests for diabetic retinopathy treatment.
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US researchers evaluated the impact of Better Bones and Balance (BBB)—a community-based exercise program to reduce fall and fracture risk—in a community setting.
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Researchers from Germany looked at the clinical parameters that predict hypertension resolution following laparascopic adrenalectomy.
Young girl having her blood sugar tested with a glucometer
US researchers looked at adolescents with type 1 diabetes and the relationships between bone mineral density and metabolic control.
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Researchers from the Netherlands looked at the impact subclinical thyroid disorders have on depression, physical and cognitive impairment, and mortality in older adults.
Research study
There are several treatment options for patients with acromegaly. A recent study looked at two treatments in particular: octreotide-lar (Oct-LAR) and surgery. The researchers wanted to see how well the treatments worked when compared to each other.
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Researchers examined two diagnostic tests for Cushing’s disease: the corticotropin-releasing hormone (hCRH) and desmopressin (DDAVP) tests.
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How Does Sleep Deprivation Affect Glucose and Insulin Homeostasis?
Lack of sleep increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but what does sleep deprivation do to obese adolescents?
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Ectopic thyroid cancer is rare, but a study looked at the PubMed database for ectopic thyroid cancer articles from 1960 to 2011.
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A study out of the UK looked at the specific role dietary fats and exercise play in postmenopausal women who have osteoporosis.
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A study that appeared in the October 2011 issue of Diabetes Care looked at whether reduced lung function is linked to diabetes and metabolic syndrome. What role does obesity play in decreased lung function and diabetes?