EXPERT SUMMARIES of the top 30 journals in endocrinology
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Diabetes self-management behaviors, goals differ by ethnicity

Peyrot M, et al. J Diabetes Complications. 2018;doi:10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2018.03.002.
White, African-American, Hispanic-American and Chinese-American adults with diabetes self-reported common goals for improving healthy eating and…
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Obesity drives risk for influenza-related hospitalization

Karki S, et al. Int J Obes. 2018;doi:10.1038/s41366-018-0029-x.
Among adults with overweight or obesity, each-5 kg/m² increase in BMI is associated with a 40% increase in the risk for influenza-related…
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Soy formula associated with estrogenic response in infant girls

Adgent MA, et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018;doi:10.1210/jc.2017-02249.
Infant girls fed soy formula from birth had a higher vaginal cell maturation index and lower uterine volume involution over the first 9 months of…
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Antihistamine use may be linked with impaired fertility in men

Mondillo C, et al. Reproduction. 2018;doi:10.1530/REP-17-0685.
The overuse of over-the-counter antihistamine medications may be associated with impaired fertility in men, according to a review of animal and human…
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Thyroid autoantibodies in pregnancy linked to risk for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Han Y, et al. Clin Endocrinol. 2018;doi:10.1111/cen.13590.
Pregnant women positive for anti-thyroperoxidase autoantibody and anti-thyroglobulin autoantibody during their first trimester are at increased risks…
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No increased fracture risk identified with sarcopenia

Trajanoska K, et al. J Bone Miner Res. 2018;doi:10.1002/jbmr.3416.
Adults with pre-sarcopenia or sarcopenia are no more likely to sustain a fracture than adults with osteoporosis without sarcopenia, according to…
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Maternal congenital hypothyroidism associated with developmental delays in offspring

Leger J, et al. Eur J Endocrinol. 2018;doi:10.1530/EJE-17-0855.
Children born to mothers with congenital hypothyroidism were four times more likely to have low motor coordination at age 1 year vs. children of the…
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HIV linked to higher risks for obesity, cardiovascular disease

Gelpi M, et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2018;doi:10.1093/cid/ciy146.
HIV infection is associated with a greater risk for abdominal obesity and, perhaps indirectly, a greater risk for elevated LDL cholesterol and…
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Menopausal HT not linked to adverse changes in cardiac structure

Sanghvi MM, et al. PLoS One. 2018;doi:10.137/journal.pone.0194015.
Postmenopausal women using menopausal hormone therapy for at least 3 years were not at increased risk for adverse, subclinical changes in cardiac…
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Low IGF-I level may predict fracture risk in men

Böker J, et al. Clin Endocrinol. 2018;doi:10.1111/cen.13588.
Among healthy adults, lower levels of circulating insulin-like growth factor I are associated with increased risk for fracture, with the risk more…
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Chronic kidney disease influences mortality in type 2 diabetes

Kramer H, et al. Diabetes Care. 2018;doi: 10.2337/dc17-1954.
Although urine albumin-to-creatinine ratios are improving among patients with diabetes, mortality remains an issue in patients with low estimated
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Health care coverage lacking for transgender adults

Nokoff NJ, et al. J Endocr Soc. 2018;doi:10.1210/jc.2017-00465.
Transgender adults are more likely to report poorer cardiometabolic health and a lack of health care coverage compared with adults who did not report…
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Mode of birth may affect infant BMI at age 1 and 3 years

Paolella G, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2018;doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.5686.
Tun HM, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2018;doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.5535.
Infants born to mothers with overweight or obesity were more likely to have overweight or obesity at age 1 and 3 years compared with those born to…
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Low vitamin D tied to zoledronic acid reaction in postmenopausal women

Crotti C, et al. Endocr Pract. 2018;doi:10.4158/EP161638.OR.
Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis and 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels less than 30 ng/mL were more likely to experience acute-phase reaction after…
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Parent-child interventions most effective to reduce BMI in children with obesity

Yackobovitch-Gavan M, et al. Pediatr Obes. 2018;doi:10.1111/ijpo.12263.
An intervention for childhood obesity that included both children and their parents, rather than the parents only, improved the children’s BMI…
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