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Night-shift style ‘jet-lag’ linked to weight gain in mouse study

A study published in Communications Biology, suggests that circadian misalignment – found in night-shift pattern workers – leads to an increase in appetite and weight gain. The mouse study found that the ‘jet-lagged’ cohort ate over 50% of their daily calories while inactive, compared to just 11.6% in the control group.

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Premature menopause may increase dementia risk

According to an article published in Jama Neurology, there may be a link between early menopause and the risk of developing dementia. However, the use of hormone replacement therapy close to the onset of menopause can reduce the risk.


Kisspeptin may help treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder

Scientists have suggested that the hormone kisspeptin can boost sexual pathway and improve the libido of men and women in distress due to low sexual desire, including pre-menopausal women and people who suffer with HSSD. The study is published in JAMA Network Open.

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Maternal diet and health during pregnancy may impact their children’s neurodevelopment

A study published in Pediatric Research suggests that gestational diabetes mellitus and higher adiposity whilst pregnant negatively effects infantile neurodevelopment. A high omega-3 prenatal diet can promote cognitive and language skills in offspring by age 2.

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Statement calls for diabetes insipidus name change to protect patients

A global, cross-organisational statement outlining the need for diabetes insipidus name to reflect the underlying pathophysiology has been published in several journals including European Journal of Endocrinology and Endocrine Connections.


Nicotine lowers brain oestrogen levels in women

Swedish research, presented at the 35th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology annual conference, indicates that nicotine inhibits oestrogen production in women's brain, which may be linked to why women find quitting more smoking more difficult than men.

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