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.
Exercise alone shown to improve insulin sensitivity in obese sedentary adolescents
A moderate aerobic exercise program, without weight loss, can improve insulin sensitivity in both lean and obese sedentary adolescents, according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal ...
Symptoms of depression in obese children linked to elevated cortisol
A new study connects abnormalities of the "stress" hormone cortisol with symptoms of depression in obese children, and confirms that obesity and depression often occur together, even in children.
Bisphenol A exposure in pregnant mice permanently changes DNA of offspring
Exposure during pregnancy to the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, found in many common plastic household items, is known to cause a fertility defect in the mother's offspring in animal studies, and now researchers have found ...
Injectable testosterone may provide effective male contraception
Researchers in China may have found a method for male contraception that is effective, reversible and without serious short-term adverse effects according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's ...
Hormone therapy plus physical activity reduce belly fat, body fat percentage after menopause
Older women who take hormone therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms may get the added benefit of reduced body fat if they are physically active, according to a new study.
Rosiglitazone does not harm bone healing if combined with metformin in rats
Taking the diabetes medications metformin and rosiglitazone together reverses the adverse effects on bone of rosiglitazone treatment alone in an experimental model, according to a new study done in rats.
Obesity linked to hormone imbalance that impacts sexual quality of life
Hormonal changes and diminished sexual quality of life among obese men are related to the degree of obesity, and both are improved after gastric bypass surgery according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine ...
Widely used body fat measurements overestimate fatness in blacks
The body mass index (BMI) and waistline measurement overestimate obesity in blacks, according to a new study. The results suggest that conventional methods for estimating body fat may need to become race-specific.
Weight-loss surgery can break a family's cycle of obesity
Adolescent and young children of obese mothers who underwent weight-loss surgery prior to pregnancy have been found to have a lower prevalence of obesity and significantly improved cardio-metabolic markers when compared to ...
Postpartum anxiety delays puberty in offspring
Hormonal changes early in pregnancy cause maternal postpartum anxiety and behavior changes that can lead to a delayed onset of puberty in both birth and adoptive daughters, according to a new study conducted in mice.