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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 increased risk for delivering early, according to research published in the Journal of Reproductive Immunology.

“Preterm birth is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality and can be precursor to lifelong disabilities such as cerebral palsy,” Morgan R. Peltier, PhD, of Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y., told Endocrine Today.

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Higher FPG levels with weight gain linked to energy expenditure rates

January 30, 2015
Higher levels of fasting plasma glucose with weight gain appear to be associated with higher rates of basal energy expenditure and fat oxidation, according to recent…
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Diabetes self-management education effective in developing countries, but gaps exist

January 30, 2015
In developing countries, diabetes self-management education programs appear to be effective in the short term, according to a systematic review published in The
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Exercise improved bariatric surgery candidates' health-related quality of life

January 29, 2015
Increased physical activity before bariatric surgery improved both physical and mental health-related quality of life for candidates, according to research published in…
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Dapagliflozin combination improved glycemic control, reduced body weight in type 2 diabetes

January 29, 2015
Dapagliflozin as an add-on to metformin plus sulfonylurea improved glycemic control and reduced body weight in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to recent study…
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Acromegaly Cases

Acromegaly Cases: Expert Insights into Diagnosis and Emerging Treatment Options – Part 5 of 5

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Acromegaly is a rare chronic disorder that is typically caused by excessive growth hormone secretion, and is…
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Autologous islet cell transplantation effective for chronic pancreatitis

December 3, 2014
In this video exclusive, Betul Hatipoglu, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine of the Endocrinology &…
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Experts Take: Dialogue on HTG

Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amarin Pharma Inc.

Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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