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Vitamin D deficiency increased dementia, Alzheimer's disease risk

August 7, 2014

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to recent study findings published in Neurology.

“We expected to find an association between low vitamin D levels and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, but the results were surprising — we actually found that the association was twice as strong as we anticipated,” David J. Llewellyn, PhD, of the University of Exeter Medical School in the United Kingdom, said in a press release.

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Caffeine may lead to more bothersome vasomotor symptoms

August 1, 2014
The intake of caffeine was positively associated with more bothersome vasomotor symptoms in postmenopausal women, according to research published in Menopause.“In…
In the Journals

Childhood obesity decreased SHBG, lowered puberty age

July 31, 2014
Hormonal disturbances associated with weight gain, along with chronic inflammation, could help explain the declining age of puberty, according to research published in…

Lessons learned from AACE 2014

July 22, 2014
The need for a “hand-in-glove” integration of endocrinology and endocrine surgery was a key lesson learned at this year’s American Association of…
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Acromegaly: Pathophysiology, Signs, Symptoms, and Complications - Part 1 of 5

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

4/25/2014
An understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms of acromegaly is important to its various complications as well…
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Acromegaly Cases: Expert Insights into Diagnosis and Emerging Treatment Options – Part 5 of 5

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

5/27/2014
Acromegaly is a rare chronic disorder that is typically caused by excessive growth hormone secretion, and is…
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Vitamin D deficiency increased dementia, Alzheimer's disease risk

August 7, 2014
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to recent study findings published in…
In the Journals

Caffeine may lead to more bothersome vasomotor symptoms

August 1, 2014
The intake of caffeine was positively associated with more bothersome vasomotor symptoms in postmenopausal women, according to research published in…
In the Journals

Childhood obesity decreased SHBG, lowered puberty age

July 31, 2014
Hormonal disturbances associated with weight gain, along with chronic inflammation, could help explain the declining age of puberty, according to…

Lessons learned from AACE 2014

July 22, 2014
The need for a “hand-in-glove” integration of endocrinology and endocrine surgery was a key lesson learned at this year’s American…
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U.S. News & World Report announces top hospitals for endocrinology and diabetes care

July 15, 2014
Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic garnered top honors among hospitals for diabetes and endocrinology-related care, as announced today in U.S. News
In the Journals

Neurocognitive deficits with type 1 diabetes could predict outcomes

July 2, 2014
Neurocognitive deficits discovered in children and adolescents within days of receiving a type 1 diabetes diagnosis were associated with disease…
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Hyperglycemia disturbs brain’s functional connectivity, may prompt depression in type 1 diabetes

June 24, 2014
CHICAGO — High levels of the neurotransmitter glutamate observed in patients with type 1 diabetes led one researcher, Nicolas R. Bolo, PhD,
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Vlog: Global endocrinology community gathers for ICE/ENDO 2014

June 21, 2014
Ronald Tamler, MD, PhD, MBA, clinical director of the Mount Sinai Diabetes Center and a member of the Endocrine Today editorial board, updated us on…
Meeting News Coverage

Brain responses to hypoglycemia raise questions regarding recovery

June 20, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — Patients with type 1 diabetes with impaired awareness of hypoglycemia show different brain activation patterns than patients…
Imaging Analysis

Large toxic multinodular goiter found in Asian woman with type 2 diabetes

Endocrine Today, June 2014
Stephanie L. Lee, MD, PhD, ECNU
A 39-year-old Vietnamese woman was referred to the endocrine clinic for the evaluation of a toxic multinodular goiter. The goiter was found after a…
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