Endocrine Research Updates

For Medical Professionals

Adults with type 2 diabetes have a 15% greater risk for death from any cause compared to the general population, which is a historically low level.
normal eye and diabetic retinopathy
Ranibizumab blocks the effects of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and is indicated for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration, macular edema following retinal vein occlusion, and diabetic macular edema.
Weight loss concept woman smiling
Highlight from ObesityWeek 2015
Even as experts continue to wrestle with the optimal methods of weight loss, whether surgical or nonsurgical, they're also focusing on the best ways to maintain the weight loss.
brain thinking about eating, exercise, lifestyle choices
Highlight from ObesityWeek 2015
Borrowing a technique from addiction specialists, obesity specialists find motivational interviewing helps weight loss patients.
overweight woman eating at night
Highlight from ObesityWeek 2015
Early lapses on a weight loss program predict overall weight loss success, even if weight loss on track, study finds. Acceptance-based treatment beats standard treatment.
bandaged foot, diabetic foot infection
New data from a retrospective cohort study show that the incidence of diabetic foot infections has decreased markedly—by 52%—between 1996 and 2010, according to a report in the American Journal of Infection Control.
Bariatric surgery, vertical sleeve gastrectomy
Three years after undergoing bariatric surgery, adolescents experienced major improvements in their weight, metabolic health, and quality of life, according to findings from the prospective, NIH sponsored Teen-LABS (Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery) study.
alcoholic beverages
New findings from a large prospective cohort add support to the hypothesis that moderate alcohol consumption may lower the risk of papillary and follicular thyroid carcinomas.
Highlight from ObesityWeek 2015
While speaking at ObesityWeek 2015, Daniel Bessesen, MD proposed a new paradigm, thinking of prescription weight loss medicines as a treatment for a chronic condition—obesity—similar to how physicians treat hypertension, hyperlipidemia and diabetes.
Highlight from ObesityWeek 2015
Overweight and obesity increase the risk of multiple forms of cancer, yet patients remain largely unaware of the association, according to experts speaking at ObesityWeek 2015 in Los Angeles.
Pharmacist filling a prescription
It is unclear whether antibiotics are directly linked to type 2 diabetes or if patients requiring repeated antibiotic use have undiagnosed diabetes, placing them at increased risk of infections.
Prescription Medicine Bottles
Nearly 40% of elderly use 5 or more medications
Overall prescription drug use increased 9% among U.S. adults between 1999 and 2012, according to data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Dental X-Ray
Does exposure during adulthood to the standard therapeutic regimen for X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) of calcitriol and phosphate prevent or promote the development of enthesopathy?
Overweight, obese female, knees bent, on scale weighing herself
Highlight from ObesityWeek 2015
Obesity is a long-known major risk factor for osteoarthritis. Now, scientists are uncovering new information about just how risky excess weight is for joints. They're also discovering other mechanisms besides obesity that may drive risk.
Side view of the human brain and prefrontal cortex
Neuromodulation targeting the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (LDLPFC) decreased calorie consumption and increased weight loss in adults with obesity, according to a recent study.
measuring an overweight man's waist size using a measuring tape
Highlight from ObesityWeek 2015
During ObesityWeek 2015, Melissa Crane, PhD explained men aren't attracted to typical weight loss programs, viewing them as complicated and tailored to women. They want simplified weight loss programs and want to lose weight for health reasons.
middle age couple, overweight, dieting
Adults ages 40 to 70 years who are overweight or obese and do not have symptoms of diabetes should be screened for abnormal blood glucose levels as part of an overall cardiovascular risk assessment, according to a recommendation statement issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
pill molecules helds in a gloved hand
Only 2% of the millions of Americans who are eligible for chronic weight management medications are prescribed these agents and only 1% of the millions of Americans who are eligible for bariatric surgery receive this intervention.
Coins in the Air
This study is the first to examine real-world data on the long-term effect of bariatric surgery on healthcare costs in obese patients according to their diabetes status.
Type 1 diabetes
Released by JDRF, the Endocrine Society, and the American Diabetes Association
A new approach for staging T1D in its earliest presymptomatic stages was released by the JDRF, the Endocrine Society, and the American Diabetes Association. The organizations endorse the concept that autoimmune disease precedes the onset of symptoms and progresses through distinct stages.