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Metformin could help women with PCOS avoid weight gain

August 27, 2014

Body composition in women with polycystic ovary syndrome demonstrating central obesity and insulin resistance improved with metformin, according to research published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Patients with normal weight or overweight saw improvements with either metformin therapy alone or in combination with oral contraceptive pills (OCP) compared with OCP alone, Danish researchers discovered.

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High TSH levels after hypothyroidism therapy increase miscarriage risk

August 20, 2014
Women treated with levothyroxine are likely to have thyroid-stimulating hormone levels above the gestational target, linking them to a higher risk for miscarriage…
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Top 3 lessons learned from ICE/ENDO 2014

August 19, 2014
The 16th International Congress of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society’s 96th Annual Meeting, held in Chicago, offered presentations on a wide range of…
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Potential PCOS biomarkers could improve detection, clinical care

August 18, 2014
Circulating irisin and glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide may play roles in the development of polycystic ovary syndrome, according to research…
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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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Personalized Medicine in Obesity Treatment: An In-depth Look at How to Use Today's Obesity Medications in Patients Who Need to Lose Weight

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Vivus.

4/14/2014
Obesity has increased dramatically in the past 20 years, and is considered a health care epidemic in the United States…
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Metformin could help women with PCOS avoid weight gain

August 27, 2014
Body composition in women with polycystic ovary syndrome demonstrating central obesity and insulin resistance improved with metformin, according to…
In the Journals

High TSH levels after hypothyroidism therapy increase miscarriage risk

August 20, 2014
Women treated with levothyroxine are likely to have thyroid-stimulating hormone levels above the gestational target, linking them to a higher risk…
figure

Top 3 lessons learned from ICE/ENDO 2014

August 19, 2014
The 16th International Congress of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society’s 96th Annual Meeting, held in Chicago, offered presentations on a…
In the Journals

Potential PCOS biomarkers could improve detection, clinical care

August 18, 2014
Circulating irisin and glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide may play roles in the development of polycystic ovary syndrome…
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Phthalates associated with decreased testosterone in both sexes, all ages

August 15, 2014
Multiple phthalates were associated with reduced testosterone levels in men and women of varying ages, according to research published in The

Better patient–physician communication could improve fertility preservation in men with cancer

Endocrine Today, August 2014
CHICAGO — Despite technological improvements in sperm banking, many patients undergoing cancer treatments are unaware of their options for…
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Glucokinase mutation testing possible strategy to identify MODY in pregnancy

July 31, 2014
Routine clinical criteria can be used to identify pregnant women who should be tested for glucokinase monogenic diabetes, according to research…
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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…
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Vitamin D, testosterone link in women may explain reproductive outcomes

July 25, 2014
Korean researchers have discovered an association between vitamin D levels and testosterone in healthy women without obesity, according to research…

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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