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Recommendations for the initial clinical assessment, investigation and genetic testing of children with growth failure and/or short stature

Recommendations for the initial clinical assessment, investigation and genetic testing of children with growth failure and/or short stature

New BSPED paediatric adrenal insufficiency consensus guidelines

New BSPED paediatric adrenal insufficiency consensus guidelines

Opportunities to get involved – current committee vacancies

Opportunities to get involved – current committee vacancies

Welcome to BSPED’s new Treasurer-elect

Welcome to BSPED’s new Treasurer-elect

Nominations now open – James M Tanner Award 2023

Nominations now open – James M Tanner Award 2023

Obesity poses a major risk for liver disease in children

Children with type 1 diabetes and obesity are 50% more at risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease than non-obese children with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published in Journal of Diabetes and its Complications.

Healio

New target identified for treating endocrine-resistant breast cancer

Research, published in JCI Insight, indicates that oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancer that has become endocrine resistant may be successfully treated by a new class of drugs currently undergoing clinical trials.

News Medical

Strong genetic risk for type 2 diabetes discovered

A Danish study, published in The Lancet Regional Health-Europe, has identified a strong association between a variant of the HNF1A gene and the risk type 2 diabetes in the Greenland Inuit population.

Medscape

 

Drug mimics the health benefits of exercise

Data from a study published in Nature suggests that high-dose injections of Lac-Phe can reduce appetite, induce weight loss and improve glucose tolerance in obese mice.

Inverse

Adults should be screened for type 2 diabetes

Routine screening of adults for HbA1c would be beneficial for diagnosing type 2 diabetes and avoiding long-term complications, according to research published in Diabetologia.

Healio

Pthalates linked to uterine fibroid risk

Exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals, phthalates, can accelerate the growth uterine fibroids in vitro, according to data published in PNAS.

Medical News Today