The Handoff: Your Week in Endocrinology – 11/11/16

The Handoff is a weekly roundup of endocrinology news covering various developments in subspecialties, as well as pharmaceutical industry, association, and society news.

  • Weill Cornell Medical College recently held a seminar for its medical students on how best to prescribe physical activity—an area in which few physicians have received formal training despite its benefits in treating and preventing metabolic disorders like diabetes and obesity.
  • With the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Scientific Sessions right around the corner, get a sneak peek of the most important research being presented at this year’s meeting from our sister site The Cardiology Advisor.
  • There is a significant amount of evidence linking the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages to the development of health problems, but is completely removing them from shelves the answer? Researchers in California intend to find out.
  • As the 2016 election ushers in a new administration, women appear to be worried about access to contraception. NPR explores this issue as well as other concerns about how the election’s outcome may affect reproductive health overall.
  • A new study published in Menopause suggests that women’s memories decline as their estrogen levels drop.
  • Weight management, which is important for avoiding several chronic diseases, can be an uphill battle for many people, but there may be several ways to increase caloric burn throughout the day.
  • According to research presented at ObesityWeek 2016, adjusting meal times and eating an earlier dinner could help curb appetite and change fat- and carbohydrate-burning patterns.