Reducing Ectopic Fat Restores Normalized Ovulation in PCOS

Reducing Ectopic Fat Restores Normalized Ovulation in PCOS

Researchers examined the efficacy of combination SPIOMET therapy vs oral contraceptive for reducing ectopic fat and restoring normalized ovulation in adolescents with PCOS.

Best of the 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo of the Endocrine Society

Best of the 2017 Annual Meeting & Expo of the Endocrine Society

Highlights from the 99th Annual Meeting & Expo of the Endocrine Society.

Early Puberty, Endocrine Disruptions Noted With Certain Chemical Exposures

Early Puberty, Endocrine Disruptions Noted With Certain Chemical Exposures

Multiple studies at ENDO 2017 highlighted the dangers linked to both environmental toxin and common household chemical exposure.

Does Fiber Source Affect Plasma Glucose and Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes?

Does Fiber Source Affect Plasma Glucose and Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes?

Postprandial plasma glucose and insulin measurements were similar, regardless of fiber source.

Increased Risk of Metabolic Syndrome in Women on Inhaled Corticosteroids

Increased Risk of Metabolic Syndrome in Women on Inhaled Corticosteroids

Patients who used corticosteroids had a 1.1-fold increased risk of having metabolic syndrome vs. corticosteroid non-users and the likelihood was more pronounced in women than in men.

Thyroid Dysfunction in Children May Affect Cognitive Skills

Thyroid Dysfunction in Children May Affect Cognitive Skills

Cognitive function was affected even in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism.

Vitamin D Deficiency in Overweight or Obese Children May Predict CVD Risk

Vitamin D Deficiency in Overweight or Obese Children May Predict CVD Risk

Patients with vitamin D deficiency had significantly higher total cholesterol, non-HDL-C, triglycerides, and lipoprotein ratios overall.

Utility of Oral Glucose Testing to Identify High Risk Patients With Prediabetes

Utility of Oral Glucose Testing to Identify High Risk Patients With Prediabetes

Glucose levels were measured at 30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes after study participants consumed sugary drinks.

Higher Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Levels Associated With Worse Heart Failure

Higher Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Levels Associated With Worse Heart Failure

Higher levels of free T4 were associated with atrial fibrillation, but TSH and total T3 were not.

Recommended Dietary Allowance of Vitamin D3 Lower Than IOM Suggestion

Recommended Dietary Allowance of Vitamin D3 Lower Than IOM Suggestion

Using an immunoassay, researchers determined that vitamin D levels required are lower than the current level recommended by the Institute of Medicine.

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