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Iron deficiency increased hypothyroxinemia risk in pregnant, childbearing-aged women

January 30, 2015

Iron deficiency was linked to isolated hypothyroxinemia in pregnant women and women of childbearing age, according to research published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

The association was independent of the effects of both iodine and thyroid autoimmunity, suggesting iron deficiency could be a pathogenic factor for hypothyroxinemia, even during the first trimester, according to researchers.

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Maternal exposure to flame retardants linked to preterm delivery

January 30, 2015
Expecting mothers exposed to high levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers, widely used in flame retardants for the past 4 decades, could be at increased risk for…
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Higher FPG levels with weight gain linked to energy expenditure rates

January 30, 2015
Higher levels of fasting plasma glucose with weight gain appear to be associated with higher rates of basal energy expenditure and fat oxidation, according to recent…
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Diabetes self-management education effective in developing countries, but gaps exist

January 30, 2015
In developing countries, diabetes self-management education programs appear to be effective in the short term, according to a systematic review published in The
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Exercise improved bariatric surgery candidates' health-related quality of life

January 29, 2015
Increased physical activity before bariatric surgery improved both physical and mental health-related quality of life for candidates, according to research published in…
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Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management: What Do You Need to Know?

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