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November 24, 2021
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Top in endocrinology: Low-energy diets, sexual dysfunction in adults with diabetes

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A recent study showed that very low-energy diets and formula meal replacements were the most effective weight-loss diets among patients with type 2 diabetes. It was the top story in endocrinology last week.

Another top story included data that showed 36% of men and 33% of women with diabetes experienced sexual dysfunction, with orgasmic dysfunction commonly reported among both genders.

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Read these and more top stories in endocrinology below:

Very low-energy, meal replacement diets most effective for diabetes remission, weight loss

Weight-loss programs that include very low-energy diets and formula meal replacements are the most effective for weight loss in type 2 diabetes, according to a systematic review published in Diabetologia. Read more.

Sexual dysfunctions common in adults with diabetes

About one-third of adults with diabetes have sexual dysfunction, and sexual dysfunction is associated with greater diabetes distress and worse emotional well-being and anxiety for women, according to a study published in Diabetic Medicine. Read more.

U.S. House votes to cap insulin cost at $35 per month

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill on November 19 that would cap insulin prices at $35 per month for Americans with diabetes. Read more.

Steps to eliminate inequities in preventing, treating obesity

Researchers should consider six key questions to design an effective and culturally relevant weight-loss intervention that will reach and include historically underrepresented groups, according to a speaker. Read more.

Free cortisol evaluation ‘useful’ after abnormal dexamethasone test

An assessment of free cortisol after a dexamethasone suppression test could add value to the diagnostic workup of hypercortisolism, which can be plagued by false-positive results, according to data from a cross-sectional study. Read more.