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Higher fat mass linked to greater decline in testosterone among men

August 4, 2015

Midlife declines in testosterone were not linked to lower lean mass in both men and women, according to recent study findings published in Obesity.

“While the findings from this study suggest that higher testosterone concentrations may have favorable effects on body composition in older men, these do not directly support the pharmacological raising of testosterone levels which may have adverse consequences for cardiovascular health,” the researchers wrote.

James E. Haddow In the Journals

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…
In the Journals

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…
In the Journals

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…
Tonja Nansel In the Journals

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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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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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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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4
Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Eisai, Inc. and Vivus, Inc.

Obesity is associated with a wide range of comorbid conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and…
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