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Obesity prevention in women of child-bearing age deserves priority

February 18, 2015

An urgent need exists to develop approaches to obesity-prevention among girls and women of child-bearing age, according to findings from a 3-year research program funded by the European Commission’s Framework Programme 7.

“In the context of maternal-offspring health, attention should be devoted to the prevention of overweight and obesity among young girls, representing ‘tomorrow’s mothers’,” Patricia Iozzo, MD, PhD, of the Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council, Pisa, Italy, said in a press release.

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Reduced sexual function may cause decreases in serum testosterone

February 12, 2015
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Italian endocrinology society releases androgen replacement therapy guidelines

February 2, 2015
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Obesity prevention in women of child-bearing age deserves priority

February 18, 2015
An urgent need exists to develop approaches to obesity-prevention among girls and women of child-bearing age, according to findings from a 3-year…
In the Journals

Vasomotor symptoms last longer among midlife and black women

February 16, 2015
Frequent night sweats and hot flashes last longer than 7 years in 50% of women in menopausal transition, according to a recently published study in…
In the Journals

Reduced sexual function may cause decreases in serum testosterone

February 12, 2015
Decline in sexual activity and desire, but not erectile function, was consistently associated with reduced serum testosterone levels in older men…
In the Journals

Italian endocrinology society releases androgen replacement therapy guidelines

February 2, 2015
The Italian Society of Endocrinology offered guidance on the use of androgen replacement therapy to treat men with hypogonadism in a consensus…
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Maternal exposure to flame retardants linked to preterm delivery

January 30, 2015
Expecting mothers exposed to high levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers, widely used in flame retardants for the past 4 decades, could be at…
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EDC exposure may lead to early menopause

January 28, 2015
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Earlier age at menarche linked to sugar-sweetened beverage intake

January 28, 2015
Frequent consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages was associated with earlier age at first menstrual period, according to recent study findings…
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Thyroid screening may benefit women with fertility problems

January 23, 2015
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Low plasma testosterone associated with CVD risk factors

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Weight loss increased FSH levels in overweight postmenopausal women

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