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  • Rescuing intestinal stem cells from attack in type 1 diabetes
    The cause of diabetic enteropathy has been discovered by researchers, along with a possible prevention and treatment strategy. The study demonstrates how diabetes can destroy the stem cells that maintain the intestinal lining--through excess production of a hormone called insulin-like growth factor binding protein 3 (IGFBP3).

  • One-third of hormone users at menopause take unapproved, untested compounded drugs
    One-third of US women who take hormones at menopause are using compounded hormones, shows a new national survey. These women commonly -- and mistakenly -- think these hormones are safer and offer more benefits than FDA-approved therapies. But the four reports of endometrial cancer among the women who took compounded hormones point to how risky they may be.

  • Diabetes medication can reduce food intake
    Many studies have focused on how much we eat when we are hungry, but sometimes we eat just to feel better. A new study shows that medication used for type-2 diabetes which mimics the gut-brain hormone glucagon-like peptide-1, can affect the brain’s reward system and reduce the intake of food.

  • Researchers say hormone might break cycle of obesity
    As obesity rates for pregnant women continue to climb, scientists have discovered that increasing a specific hormone during pregnancy can reduce or eliminate the chances that the baby will become obese as well.

  • Chemical exposure linked to rising diabetes, obesity risk
    Emerging evidence ties endocrine-disrupting chemical exposure to two of the biggest public health threats facing society -- diabetes and obesity. EDCs contribute to health problems by mimicking, blocking or otherwise interfering with the body's natural hormones. By hijacking the body's chemical messengers, EDCs can alter the way cells develop and grow. Known EDCs include bisphenol A (BPA) found in food can linings and cash register receipts, phthalates found in plastics and cosmetics, flame retardants and pesticides. The chemicals are so common that nearly every person on Earth has been exposed to one or more.

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