Pediatric Endocrinology

Irisin Levels May Be Metabolic Biomarker for GH Replacement Therapy

Irisin Levels May Be Metabolic Biomarker for GH Replacement Therapy

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Growth hormone replacement can raise irisin levels in children with growth hormone deficiency.

Rates of Vitamin D Deficiency In Children Increase

Rates of Vitamin D Deficiency In Children Increase

Researchers identified a 15-fold increase in diagnoses of vitamin D deficiency in children between 2008 and 2014.

Artificial Sweetener Use Skyrocketed Among US Children

Artificial Sweetener Use Skyrocketed Among US Children

Consumption of foods and beverages with low-calorie sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose, and saccharin rose 200% among children between 1999 and 2012.

Infant Gut Microbiome Affected by Delivery, Feeding Methods

Infant Gut Microbiome Affected by Delivery, Feeding Methods

A vaginal birth and breastfeeding make a notable difference in the bacterial composition of an infant's gut.

Long-Term Treatment Outcomes to Soon Be Studied in Transgender Youth

Long-Term Treatment Outcomes to Soon Be Studied in Transgender Youth

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The first study in the United States to investigate the long-term outcomes of medical treatment for transgender youth is set to begin in the near future.

Active Video Games Comparable to Exercise for Kids

Active Video Games Comparable to Exercise for Kids

Active video games have large effect on health outcomes compared with sedentary behaviors.

Many Foods Marketed to Children Fail to Meet Nutrition Recommendations

Many Foods Marketed to Children Fail to Meet Nutrition Recommendations

Fifty-three percent of products advertised do not meet Interagency Working Group's recommendations, according to the data.

Melatonin May Have Lasting Endocrine Effects in Children

Melatonin May Have Lasting Endocrine Effects in Children

Animal research suggests that melatonin use in children with sleep disorders may affect the reproductive organs and endocrine system.

Exercise Didn't Improve Depression in Teens

Exercise Didn't Improve Depression in Teens

Physical activity may not improve depression symptoms in teenagers.

Reviewing Effects of BPA

Reviewing Effects of BPA

Primarily used in food and drink packaging, ingestion of bisphenol A has been linked to obesity, diabetes and reproductive disorders.

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