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Bad sleep quality associated with higher BMI

Data from a Danish trial, presented at the European Congress on Obesity, reports that people with poor sleep quality and duration are more likely to have a higher BMI and be overweight.

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Adrenal glands are larger in patients with type 2 diabetes

According to a German study, published in Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews, adrenal gland volume tends to be larger in patients with type 2 diabetes, and may be a useful marker of metabolic function.

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Pregnancy should be delayed for at least two years after bariatric surgery

Portuguese research, presented at the European Congress on Obesity, indicates that women who conceive after bariatric surgery are more likely to have an underweight baby, and that they should wait at least two years to minimise these risks.

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Ovarian reserve may be reduced by stress

According to a study, published in Endocrinology, female rats under stress exhibit reduced oestrogen and anti-Mullerian hormone levels, as well as a decreased number and quality of eggs.

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Boys’ bone health may be impaired by environmental chemicals

Urine and blood analyses, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, indicate that higher endocrine-disrupting chemical levels are correlated with lower bone mineral density in adolescent males.

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Acromegaly increases vertebral fracture risk

Former ESE President, Professor Andrea Giustina, discusses his team's recent Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism paper on the increased risk of vertebral fracture in acromegaly patients.

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Assessment of efficacy of drug treatments for PCOS

A meta-analysis has been published in Clinical Endocrinology that examines the effectiveness of different pharmacological therapies in improving lipid profiles and C-reactive protein levels in patients with PCOS. 

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Tissue engineering on a chip for personalised medicine

A US-based team have developed a multi-organ chip that models human organs in a micro-environment, which can mimic inter-organ communication. This technology is a step towards optimised personalised medicine Nature Biomedical Engineering

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Nitric oxide gel therapy may be novel treatment for obesity

A nanomatrix gel that stimulates nitric oxide release in mice fed a high-fat diet, leads to weight loss and improvements in several markers of metabolic health. The research published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces suggests a novel route for developing obesity and type 2 diabetes therapies. 

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Aging-related decline in sperm health exacerbated by high BMI

Sperm from older men who are also overweight show more abnormalities in functional biomarkers, according to a single-cell analysis approach published in Developmental Cell.

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