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Earlier diagnosis needed to understand long-term effects of PCOS

November 24, 2015

More research is needed to establish diagnostic criteria for polycystic ovary syndrome in early adolescence, both through cell and animal models and genetic studies, according to a scientific statement released by the Endocrine Society.

The statement, published in Endocrine Reviews, noted that the diagnosis of PCOS in perimenarchal girls can be difficult, in part because there is an overlap of the classic symptoms of PCOS — excess androgen production, anovulation or the formation of ovarian cysts — with normal pubertal maturation.

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Genetic risk score may identify insulin-deficient patients

November 24, 2015
In adults with diabetes, a type 1 diabetes genetic risk score may be valuable in distinguishing between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as identifying patients who…
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Amputation rate drops among patients with diabetes

November 24, 2015
Improvements in diabetes care have led to a significant reduction in diabetes-related amputations since the mid-1990s, according to research in Diabetologia.In an…
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VIDEO: Weight loss tips from the experts — What counts as a sugar-sweetened beverage, fast food, exercise?

November 24, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Avoiding sugar-sweetened beverages and replacing fast food meals with a family dinner at home can go a long way toward helping children maintain a…
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Diet quality may improve with daily walnut intake

November 24, 2015
Among those at high risk for diabetes, overall diet quality and certain cardiovascular risk factors may be improved with a daily intake of walnuts, according to recent…
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Obesity Consults® ObesityForum® 2015 Highlights

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Novo Nordisk, Inc.

Obesity has increased dramatically in the past 20 years and is considered a health care epidemic in the United States…
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VIDEO: Weight loss tips from the experts — Big changes lead to big results

November 23, 2015
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Diabetic Eye 2015: New Concepts in Screening, Managing, and Referral

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Allergan, 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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