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Despite declines in sugar-sweetened beverage intake, consumption stable among Hispanics

Bleich SN, et al. Obesity. 2017;doi:10.1002/oby.22056.
Sugar-sweetened beverage intake in the United States declined between 2003 and 2014 in both children and adults, but consumption rates remained…
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Bone loss remains elevated 5 years after RYGB vs. sleeve gastrectomy

Crawford MR, et al. Endocr Pract. 2017;doi:10.4158/EP-2017-0072.
Adults with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes and obesity treated with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery vs. sleeve gastrectomy or intensive medical…
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2 studies underscore high CV risk in primary aldosteronism, despite treatment

Funder JW. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2017;doi:10.1016/s2213-8587(17)30368-6.
Patients with primary aldosteronism have markedly increased risk for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events, including stroke and coronary artery…
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Oral insulin pill ineffective for delaying, preventing type 1 diabetes progression

Writing Committee for the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Oral Insulin Study Group. JAMA. 2017;doi:10.1001/jama.2017.17070.
The risk for type 1 diabetes development was not decreased in autoantibody-positive relatives of patients with type 1 diabetes randomly assigned to…
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Thyroid cancer increases CVD morbidity risk

Pajamaki N, et al. Clin Endocrinol. 2017;doi:10.1111/cen.13519.
Adults treated for differentiated thyroid cancer have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease morbidity compared with those without cancer; and…
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Endocrine Society issues guidance for CGM trend arrow data

Aleppo G, et al. J Endocr Soc. 2017;doi:10.1210/js.2017-00388.
Laffel LM, et al. J Endocr Soc. 2017;doi:10.1210/js.2017-00389.
Researchers with the Endocrine Society developed two guidelines for pediatric and adult patients using the Dexcom G5 mobile continuous glucose…
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Long-term differentiated thyroid cancer survival linked to diastolic dysfunction

Klein Hesselink MS, et al. Thyroid. 2017;doi:10.1089/thy.2017.0383.
Long-term survivors of pediatric differentiated thyroid cancer are more likely to have diastolic dysfunction, suggesting early cardiac aging…
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Empagliflozin does not increase amputation risk

Inzucchi SE, et al. Diabetes Care. 2017;doi:10.2337/dc17-1551.
Study participants with type 2 diabetes receiving the SGLT2 inhibitor empagliflozin had a lower-limb amputation rate similar to those receiving…
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Age at menarche associated with hypertension, obesity risk

Liu G, yet al. Menopause. 2017;doi:10.1097/GME.0000000000001027.
Chinese women who experience late menarche are more likely to develop hypertension in adulthood but less likely to develop obesity vs. women who…
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Patients with Addison's disease show no increase in adipose tissue

Bergthorsdottir R, et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017;doi:10.1210/jc.2017-01324.
Although patients with Addison’s disease who were treated with glucocorticoids demonstrated increased cortisol exposure, they did not have
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Heart failure strongest predictor of poor survival in type 2 diabetes

Bauduceau B, et al. Diabetes Care. 2017;doi:10.2337/dc17-1437.
Older adults with type 2 diabetes are at increased risk for death from cardiovascular complications, with the strongest associations found between…
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Glycemic control, drug regimen interaction influence mortality risk in type 2 diabetes

Currie CJ, et al. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2017;doi:10.1111/dom.13155.
Adults with type 2 diabetes who achieve low HbA1c targets may have an increased risk for death, particularly when treated with regimens associated…
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Childhood abuse, parental mental illness raise risk for type 2 diabetes in adulthood

Campbell JA, et al. J Diabetes Complications. 2017;doi:10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2017.11.005.
Childhood trauma, including sexual, physical and verbal abuse, raises the risk for developing type 2 diabetes in adulthood by as much as 57%…
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Prenatal air pollution exposure linked to infant weight gain in girls

Alderete TL, et al. Pediatr Obes. 2017;doi:10.1111/ijpo.12248.
Increased cord blood levels of leptin and high-molecular-weight adiponectin are associated with greater prenatal exposure to traffic-related air…
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Late menopause may increase type 2 diabetes risk

Wang M, et al. J Diabetes Investig. 2017;doi:10.1111/jdi.12775.
Chinese women completing natural menopause at age 53 years or later have a 21% increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes vs. women completing…
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