Dietary habits contribute to environmental contaminant levels in the body
In a new study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, researchers studied how diet affects the levels of environmental contaminants in pregnant women and children.
Major environmental challenge as microplastics are harming our drinking water
Plastics in our waste streams are breaking down into tiny particles, causing potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and our aquatic systems, finds research from the University of Surrey and Deakin’s Institute for Frontier Materials.
Hormonal therapy has a long-term effect in breast cancer
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have investigated the long-term effect of hormonal therapy in women with the most common types of hormone-sensitive breast cancer. The results, presented in the journal JAMA Oncology, show that the treatment has a protective effect against distant metastatic cancer…
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) can increase men’s risk of stroke and heart attack
Caution is warranted before prescribing TRT for men older than 45, recommends a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine
Endocrine disruptors alter female reproduction throughout multiple generations
Endocrine disruptors, hormone-altering chemicals that are widespread in our environment, can shape the brain through four generations, altering offspring’s maternal behaviour, sexual development and reproduction, according to a new animal study. The results of this study were presented at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in…
Sex hormone levels in older men are linked to lower biological age
Older men tend to have lower biological age if they have higher levels of sex hormones, particularly the estradiol form of estrogen, a large new study from Australia finds. The study results will be presented on Sunday at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting…
New Drug Cocktail Increases Human Beta Cell Proliferation at Rapid Rates – A further step toward a cure for diabetes
Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a novel combination of two classes of drugs that induces the highest rate of proliferation ever observed in adult human beta cells—the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. The result is an…
Higher levels of the hormone prolactin in women are associated with protection against type 2 diabetes
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that in women, high levels of the hormone prolactin in the blood (but within the physiological range) are associated with a lower risk of developing type 2…
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome have double the risk of liver disease
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have found that increased male hormones result in women with polycystic ovaries having a two-fold increased risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Many Older Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes Are Over-Treated
In a recent Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism analysis of individuals aged =70 years with type 2 diabetes, almost 40% with recommended HbA1c levels (which indicate blood glucose levels) were over-treated.
Children who sleep an hour less at higher risk of type 2 diabetes, says study
A study has found that children who slept on average one hour less a night had higher risk factors for type 2 diabetes, including higher levels of blood glucose and insulin resistance.
Gaining weight between pregnancies boosts diabetes risk
The risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) increases with weight gain between pregnancies, according to a Norwegian study.