The Endocrine Society was established in 1915 for the purpose of promoting research and discovery in hormone research and care of patients with endocrine diseases. The society has more than 14,000 professional scientists and physicians as members in the U.S. And internationally. The society publishes the journals Endocrinology and Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism and Molecular Endocrinology.
Cardiovascular risk in youth with type 1 diabetes linked primarily to insulin resistance
According to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), youth with type 1 diabetes have now been found to have abnormal insulin resistance. Having ...
Childhood obesity alone may increase risk of later cardiovascular disease
By as early as 7 years of age, being obese may raise a child's risk of future heart disease and stroke, even in the absence of other cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, according to a new study accepted ...
Blocking a muscle growth-limiting hormone protects against obesity and atherosclerosis
Knockout of myostatin, a growth factor that limits muscle growth, can decrease body fat and promote resistance against developing atherosclerosis, or "hardening" of the arteries, according to a new study conducted in mice. ...
Adults, especially women, have calorie-burning 'brown fat'
Keeping your baby fat turns out to be a good thing, as long as it is "brown fat"—the kind that burns calories, according to a study that found adults have much more of this type of fat than previously thought.
Lap band weight loss surgery reduces teens' risk factors for heart disease, diabetes
In teenagers, laparoscopic gastric banding surgery for treatment of extreme obesity can significantly improve and even reverse the metabolic syndrome, a new study found.
Future diabetes treatment may use resveratrol to target the brain
Resveratrol, a molecule found in red grapes, has been shown to improve diabetes when delivered orally to rodents. Until now, however, little has been known about how these beneficial changes are mediated in the body. A new ...
A natural hormone may protect muscle from atrophy
Researchers have found a potential new treatment for the common problem of muscle atrophy.
Specific genetic cause of fetal alcohol-related developmental disorders found
Alcohol consumption by pregnant women hinders brain development in their children by interfering with the genetic processes that control thyroid hormone levels in the fetal brain, a new animal study found.
Natural hormone offers hope for treatment of the metabolic syndrome
Angiotensin 1-7, a hormone in the body that has cardiovascular benefits, improves the metabolic syndrome in rats, according to a new study.
Exenatide promotes weight loss when added to diet and exercise
In combination with diet and exercise, the diabetes drug exenatide helped nondiabetic, obese individuals lose over three times more weight than those receiving a placebo, or dummy treatment, for 6 months.