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Self-reported exercise assessments offer clue to cardiometabolic risks

December 22, 2014

Read the Perspective from Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM

Clinicians could glean additional information about patients’ cardiometabolic risk factors through routine clinical physical activity assessments, according to research published in Preventing Chronic Disease.

“A simple, two-question physical activity assessment performed in the clinic may give health providers additional information about their patients’ cardiometabolic risk,” Deborah Rohm Young, PhD, of the Kaiser Permanente Department of Research and Evaluation in Pasadena, California, told Endocrine Today. “If a person is consistently inactive, they are likely to have increased cardiometabolic risk, and the consistently active are likely to have the lowest risk.”

Neurocrine Biosciences launches trial for congenital adrenal hyperplasia therapy

December 21, 2014
After completing a pilot clinical trial in adults with classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. announced a trial for its…

New next-generation sequencing test launched for thyroid nodules

December 20, 2014
Interpace Diagnostics, a molecular diagnostics subsidiary of PDI, Inc., has recently launched a new next-generation sequencing test designed to determine the difference…
In the Journals

Lower risk for type 2 diabetes among people with type O blood

December 19, 2014
People with the blood types A, B and AB have a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes than those with type O, according to recent study findings published in…
In the Journals

Nonenhanced neck CT may detect diffuse thyroid disease

December 19, 2014
Nonenhanced CT images are effective for differentiating diffuse thyroid disease from normal thyroid, according to recent findings published in the International Journal
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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from the American Beverage Association.

The use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners continues to grow as consumers continue to purchase foods and beverages…
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Lenvatinib, sorafenib may significantly impact treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer

November 13, 2014
Marcia S. Brose, MD, PhD, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the thyroid cancer…
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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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