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EDC exposure may lead to early menopause

January 28, 2015

Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals could lead to early menopause, which could not only alter quality of life for women, but affect fertility, human reproduction and society as a whole, according to research published in PLoS ONE.

“Chemicals linked to earlier menopause may lead to an early decline in ovarian function, and our results suggest we as a society should be concerned,” Amber Cooper, MD, of Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, said in press release.

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Weight-loss surgery may lead to discrimination when job interviewing

January 28, 2015
People were less likely to hire an individual who lost weight through bariatric surgery rather than diet and exercise, according to a study recently published in…
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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 published in Human
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Lanreotide shows promise in patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

January 28, 2015
Lanreotide demonstrated antitumor activity with a manageable safety profile in patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, according to a subgroup analysis of the…
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Low-dose HT similar to standard dose, placebo for some CV effects

January 27, 2015
In postmenopausal women undergoing hormone therapy, a low-dose regimen does not appear to differ from the standard dose or placebo in its effects on weight, BMI, blood…
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Experts Take: Dialogue on HTG

Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

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Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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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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Acromegaly: Challenges in Diagnosis - Part 2 of 5

Acromegaly: Pathophysiology, Signs, Symptoms, and Complications - Part 1 of 5

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An understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms of acromegaly is important to its various complications as well…
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