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Hormone Disorders News -- ScienceDaily
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Hormone Disorders News -- ScienceDaily
  • Why weight-loss surgery cures diabetes: New clues
    Scientists are a step closer to understanding why diabetes is cured in the majority of patients that undergo gastric bypass surgery. "Our research centered on enteroendocrine cells that 'taste' what we eat and in response release a cocktail of hormones that communicate with the pancreas, to control insulin release to the brain, to convey the sense of being full and to optimize and maximize digestion and absorption of nutrients," said the study's team leader.

  • Restoring thyroid hormones in heart may prevent heart disease from diabetes
    A new study draws links between thyroid hormones and cardiac function in patients with diabetes and heart disease. Restoring normal levels of thyroid hormones prevented the progression of heart disease in rats with diabetes. The study provides the first clear indication that low thyroid hormone levels in cardiac tissue of diabetic individuals may be the major cause of their associated heart disease, say the researchers.

  • Positive, long-term outcomes in fight against Cushing's syndrome
    Patients with Cushing’s syndrome, a disease that can lead to extreme weight gain, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and psychological issues, experienced significant, sustained weight loss while taking oral medication daily, research from one endocrinologist has shown. Cushing’s syndrome is a result of excessive levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, which is usually caused by a non-cancerous tumor in the pituitary or adrenal gland.

  • Interactive tool takes mystery out of menopause
    A revamped version of the “Menopause Map™,” an interactive tool to help women learn about menopause and start important conversations with their health care providers and peers, has been launched for the public.

  • Cushing disease: Often a victim of mistaken identity
    The symptoms of Cushing disease are unmistakable to those who suffer from it -- excessive weight gain, acne, distinct colored stretch marks on the abdomen, thighs and armpits, and a lump, or fat deposit, on the back of the neck. Yet the disorder often goes misdiagnosed. To help combat misdiagnosis, one researcher is drawing more attention to the rare disease.

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