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Released: 25-Sep-2020 9:55 AM EDT
Scott, Warner introduce legislation to increase access for diabetes care
Endocrine Society

Today, U.S. Senators Tim Scott (R-SC), Mark Warner (D-VA), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Tom Cotton (R-AR), and Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced the PREVENT DIABETES Act. This legislation would increase access to the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP) Expanded Model by allowing CDC-recognized virtual suppliers to participate in the program.

Released: 23-Sep-2020 10:00 AM EDT
Lack of Key Considerations in FDA Food Chemical Safety Process Leaves Consumers at Risk of Chronic Diseases
Endocrine Society

Today, a group of health, environmental, and consumer organizations challenged the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) practice of not accounting for the cumulative health effect of chemicals in the diet when allowing new chemicals in food. Over 60 years ago, Congress passed a law requiring that FDA and industry do just that. Unfortunately, an Environmental Defense Fund investigation of nearly 900 safety determinations found that only one considered the requirement in a meaningful way.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 1:30 PM EDT
Endocrine Society shifts ENDO 2021 to virtual format
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society will switch its annual meeting, ENDO 2021, to a fully virtual format, the Society announced today.

Released: 17-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Virtual CEU, EBR 2020 reach record breaking attendance
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society’s first virtual Clinical Endocrinology Update (CEU) and Endocrine Board Review (EBR) meetings collectively attracted more than 1,700 global participants.

Released: 10-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Global Clinical Practice Guideline Program to Improve Patient Care
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society and the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) have reached an historic agreement to jointly develop Clinical Practice Guidelines providing evidence-based recommendations for clinical care and practice.

Released: 3-Sep-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Obesity may alter immune system response to COVID-19
Endocrine Society

Obesity may cause a hyperactive immune system response to COVID-19 infection that makes it difficult to fight off the virus, according to a new manuscript published in the Endocrine Society’s journal, Endocrinology.

24-Aug-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Artificial pancreas can prevent dangerously low blood sugar in people with T1D
Endocrine Society

A new artificial pancreas system can prevent hypoglycemia—episodes of dangerously low blood sugar—during and after heavy exercise in people with type 1 diabetes, according to a small study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

20-Aug-2020 10:10 AM EDT
Endocrine Society honors endocrinology field’s leaders with 2021 Laureate Awards
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society today announced it has chosen 15 leading endocrinologists as winners of its prestigious 2021 Laureate Awards, the top honors in the field.

17-Aug-2020 8:55 AM EDT
Anorexia may stunt young women’s growth
Endocrine Society

Girls with anorexia nervosa can have stunted growth and may not reach their full height potential, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

27-Jul-2020 8:55 AM EDT
COVID-19 may cause deadly blood clots
Endocrine Society

COVID-19 may increase the risk of blot cots in women who are pregnant or taking estrogen with birth control or hormone replacement therapy, according to a new manuscript published in the Endocrine Society’s journal, Endocrinology.

15-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Cinnamon may improve blood sugar control in people with prediabetes
Endocrine Society

Cinnamon improves blood sugar control in people with prediabetes and could slow the progression to type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

15-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Children with type 1 diabetes may have a less desirable gut bacteria composition
Endocrine Society

Children with type 1 diabetes have a less desirable gut microbiome composition which may play a role in the development of the disease, according to new research published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Released: 13-Jul-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Endocrine Society urges Congress to increase funding for NIH
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society—the world’s largest professional organization for endocrine scientists and physicians—is calling on Congress to pass the House Labor-HHS spending bill to ensure health agencies are funded before the start of Fiscal Year 2021 and to avoid the tumult and disruption of a continuing resolution and potential government shutdowns.

29-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Coronavirus damages the endocrine system
Endocrine Society

People with endocrine disorders may see their condition worsen as a result of COVID-19, according to a new review published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

29-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Patients may be exposed to hormone-disrupting chemicals in medication, medical supplies
Endocrine Society

Health care providers may unintentionally expose patients to endocrine- disrupting chemicals (EDCs) by prescribing certain medications and using medical supplies, according to a perspective published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Released: 25-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
ENDO Online 2020 sets registration record
Endocrine Society

ENDO Online 2020 set a new record as the largest meeting in the Endocrine Society’s more than 100-year history, with over 17,000 attendees.

16-Jun-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Diabetic ketoacidosis threatens hospitalized patients with COVID-19
Endocrine Society

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a common and potentially fatal complication in hospitalized patients with COVID-19, according to a new clinical perspective published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

12-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Mild Thyroid Dysfunction Affects One in Five Women with a History of Miscarriage or Subfertility
Endocrine Society

Mild thyroid abnormalities affect up to one in five women with a history of miscarriage or subfertility which is a prolonged time span of trying to become pregnant that hasn’t reached a year, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

8-Jun-2020 3:40 PM EDT
People Who Eat a Late Dinner May Gain Weight
Endocrine Society

Eating a late dinner may contribute to weight gain and high blood sugar, according to a small study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Released: 5-Jun-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Hospitalized COVID-19 patients with diabetes represent more than 20 percent of ICU population
Endocrine Society

The COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges for clinicians caring for infected patients with diabetes, according to new guidance published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Released: 4-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Endocrine Society names experienced endocrinologist interim CEO
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society has named Robert W. Lash, M.D.—an endocrinologist with more than 25 years of experience in the field—as its interim CEO.

29-May-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Study finds PFAS exposure may cause early menopause in women
Endocrine Society

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) exposure may cause menopause to occur two years earlier in women, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Released: 1-Jun-2020 1:05 PM EDT
COVID-19 session to kick off ENDO Online 2020
Endocrine Society

ENDO Online 2020—the Endocrine Society’s largest-ever meeting—will open with a panel discussion exploring the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the endocrinology field.

19-May-2020 11:25 AM EDT
Patients with COVID-19 may develop thyroid infection
Endocrine Society

COVID-19 infection may cause subacute thyroiditis, according to a new case study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Released: 7-May-2020 2:35 PM EDT
Coalition of bone health experts issue joint guidance on managing osteoporosis in the COVID-19 era
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society joined a coalition of leading bone health organizations to release guidance for healthcare professionals treating patients with osteoporosis in the era of COVID-19.

Released: 1-May-2020 3:15 PM EDT
Endocrine Society opposes Administration’s effort to roll back protections for transgender health
Endocrine Society

The Endocrine Society is alarmed by the Administration’s proposed rule to roll back protections for transgender individuals and narrow the scope of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, when everyone needs access to health care. The Society calls on the Administration to maintain access to care protections for all, particularly vulnerable populations.

28-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Heart attack, stroke risk declines among people with diabetes
Endocrine Society

The rate of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular complications has improved among people with diabetes over the past 20 years, narrowing the gap in cardiovascular mortality rates between individuals with and without diabetes, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

27-Apr-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Older Men with Sarcopenia Are More Likely to Develop Diabetes Over Time
Endocrine Society

Older men who have lower lean body mass as they age are more prone to developing diabetes, while similar findings were not found in older women, according to a new study published in Journal of the Endocrine Society.

23-Apr-2020 10:30 AM EDT
People with Brown Fat May Burn 15 Percent More Calories
Endocrine Society

Short-term cold exposure may help people with brown fat burn 15 percent more calories than those without, according to a small study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Released: 14-Apr-2020 6:15 PM EDT
COVID-19 may impact treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes
Endocrine Society

Individuals with diabetes are at increased risk for bacterial, parasitic and viral infections. New research published in Endocrine Reviews, a journal of the Endocrine Society, illuminates how intersections of the coronavirus infection (COVID-19) and type 2 diabetes may require new approaches in treatment for hospitalized patients.

Released: 2-Apr-2020 8:50 AM EDT
Study suggests marijuana may impair female fertility
Endocrine Society

Female eggs exposed to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, have an impaired ability to produce viable embryos, and are significantly less likely to result in a viable pregnancy, according to an animal study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting. The abstract will be published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

Released: 31-Mar-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Individuals taking class of steroid medications at high risk for COVID-19
Endocrine Society

Individuals taking a class of steroid hormones called glucocorticoids for conditions such as asthma, allergies and arthritis on a routine basis may be unable to mount a normal stress response and are at high risk if they are infected with the virus causing COVID-19, according to a new editorial published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

26-Mar-2020 10:10 AM EDT
First FDA-approved drug for thyroid eye disease effective regardless of age, gender
Endocrine Society

Teprotumumab, the first FDA-approved medicine for thyroid eye disease, provides significant improvement in eye bulging, regardless of patient gender, age or smoking status, according to a study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

26-Mar-2020 10:30 AM EDT
Survey finds physicians struggle to communicate positive prognosis to thyroid cancer patients
Endocrine Society

Despite excellent prognosis with most thyroid cancers, many newly diagnosed patients have cancer-related worry, and physicians vary in their responses to patients' worry, according to new research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

27-Mar-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Liraglutide can help adolescents with obesity manage their weight
Endocrine Society

Liraglutide 3.0 mg, approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity to help adults with obesity manage their weight, appears to help adolescents too, according to an industry-sponsored randomized controlled trial. The study was accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and will be published in a supplemental issue of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

25-Mar-2020 6:05 PM EDT
Cancer treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors may lead to thyroid dysfunction
Endocrine Society

Thyroid dysfunction following cancer treatment with new treatments called immune checkpoint inhibitors is more common than previously thought, according to research that was accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and will be published in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

25-Mar-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Coconut oil reduces features of metabolic syndrome in obese females, animal study finds
Endocrine Society

Obese females that ate a small amount of coconut oil daily, even as part of a high-fat diet, had decreased features of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that raise the chances of developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke, an animal study finds. The study results were accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and will be published in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

25-Mar-2020 12:50 PM EDT
Unconscious food cravings may make bariatric surgery less effective for people with extreme obesity
Endocrine Society

Patients with extreme obesity are prone to unconscious food impulses and cravings that may make it challenging for them to maintain weight loss after bariatric surgery, according to research that was accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and will be published in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

25-Mar-2020 5:25 PM EDT
Poor fitness may impede long-term success in weight loss program
Endocrine Society

People who are very out of shape when they begin a behavioral weight loss program lose less weight in the long term than those who are more fit, suggests a new study that was accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and will be published in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

26-Mar-2020 10:55 AM EDT
Fracking chemical may interfere with male sex hormone receptor
Endocrine Society

A chemical used in hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, has the potential to interfere with reproductive hormones in men, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

26-Mar-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Broken bone location can have significant impact on long-term health
Endocrine Society

In older individuals, the location of a broken bone can have significant impacts on long-term health outcomes, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

26-Mar-2020 11:05 AM EDT
Bariatric surgery may be effective treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
Endocrine Society

Bariatric surgery may be an effective treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), suggests a new study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

26-Mar-2020 11:35 AM EDT
Thyroid hormone use may raise death risk in older adults
Endocrine Society

Thyroid hormone replacement therapy in older adults is associated with a higher risk of death compared with no treatment, a large study finds. The study results were accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

26-Mar-2020 11:45 AM EDT
Two types of diabetes drugs similarly effective in reducing heart and kidney disease
Endocrine Society

Two newer types of medications commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes are similar in their ability to reduce major heart complications, including heart attack, stroke and death from cardiovascular disease, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

26-Mar-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Researchers offer hope for an oral, noninjectable treatment of acromegaly
Endocrine Society

Adults who need medical maintenance treatment of the growth hormone disorder acromegaly respond well to an investigational oral form of the drug octreotide, investigators of the Chiasma OPTIMAL study reported. Results of the phase 3 randomized controlled clinical trial were accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and will be published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

26-Mar-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Underactive thyroid more common in people working long hours
Endocrine Society

Adults who work long hours are more likely to have hypothyroidism, which is an underactive thyroid, according to study results accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

26-Mar-2020 12:00 PM EDT
Consuming extra calories can help exercising women avoid menstrual disorders
Endocrine Society

Exercising women who struggle to consume enough calories and have menstrual disorders can simply increase their food intake to recover their menstrual cycle, according to a study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

26-Mar-2020 12:35 PM EDT
Hypothyroidism patients cite effectiveness in choosing alternative to standard therapy
Endocrine Society

Three in four hypothyroidism patients who chose desiccated thyroid extract (DTE) over the standard therapy said this option was more effective than other thyroid hormone medications, according to an analysis of comments in online patient forums accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.

26-Mar-2020 12:10 PM EDT
Three non-invasive methods used to predict who has NASH agree only about 20% of the time
Endocrine Society

Researchers and clinicians have been trying to find a way to diagnose nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) without taking a liver tissue biopsy, but according to new research, formulas that aim to predict NASH based on risk factors do not agree with each other and their accuracy varies. The study was accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society.


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