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Free thyroxine levels higher in women treated for hypothyroidism

August 4, 2015

Pregnant women undergoing treatment for hypothyroidism have higher levels of free thyroxine compared with pregnant women without hypothyroidism, according to recent study findings published in Thyroid.

“Findings from this study call attention to a possible dynamic interaction between thyroid gland output and maternal weight-related increases in peripheral deiodinase activity,” James E. Haddow, MD, of Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, RI, told Endocrine Today. “There are no implications for alterations in current management of hypothyroidism during pregnancy.”

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Resistance training reduces steatosis in NAFLD patients

August 4, 2015
In a clinical trial, patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease who underwent resistance training had improved hepatic fat over time, indicating this type of…
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Lower-extremity amputation increases mortality risk in diabetes

August 4, 2015
Adults with diabetes who undergo a lower extremity amputation are more likely to die at any given point than those who do not have an amputation, according to research…
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Behavioral intervention improved glycemic control across income levels in youths with type 1 diabetes

August 3, 2015
Individualized problem-solving skills aimed at improving diabetes management helped children with type 1 diabetes across income levels improve their HbA1c levels over 2…
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Postmenopausal women do not benefit from higher dosing of Vitamin D

August 3, 2015
Musculoskeletal health of postmenopausal women with vitamin D deficiencies did not improve with high-dose cholecalciferol, according to recently published data in JAMA
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Avoiding “Loss of Chance”…Improving the Screening, Treatment, and Referral of Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy

Avoiding “Loss of Chance”…Improving the Screening, Treatment, and Referral of Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Despite a number of effective treatment options, diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of vision loss in the United…
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VIDEO: War on diabetes continues since founding in 1940

VIDEO: War on diabetes continues since founding in 1940

June 12, 2015
BOSTON — Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, discusses the war on diabetes declared in 1940 after an alarming 750,000…
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Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss

Assessing Cornerstones for Successful Weight Loss: Building a Foundation that Really Works

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., US Region and Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

Obesity has increased dramatically in the past 2 decades and is now considered a health care epidemic in the United…
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