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Suicide risk for youth sharply higher in the months after self-harm
New York, NY March 19, 2018 --A study led by Columbia University Irving Medical Center CUIMC revealed that young Americans had a sharply higher risk of suicide in the months after surviving a deliberate self-harm attempt. The authors say the findings, published online today in Pediatrics , underscore the need to direct clinical interventions toward youth who survive such attempts during this critical period. Our latest study shows that time is of the essen ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
Fasting diets reduce important risk factor for cardiovascular disease
Intermittent energy restriction diets such as the 5 2 diet clears fat from the blood quicker after eating meals compared with daily calorie restriction diets, reducing an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a new study in the British Journal of Nutrition reports. In the first study of its kind, researchers from the University of Surrey examined the impact of the 5 2 diet on the body s ability to metabolise and clear fat and glucose after a me ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
Women with food insecurity less likely to breastfeed: U of T study
Researchers from the University of Toronto have shown that women who struggle to afford food are less able to sustain breastfeeding than those who are food-secure -- even though women in both groups start the practice at about the same rate. Two months after giving birth, half the food insecure women had stopped breastfeeding exclusively, whereas most food secure women continued for four months or longer, the study showed. We ve long known it s an uphill b ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
Race, pre-pregnancy BMI may help predict maternal weight gain
CHICAGO--Race and pre-pregnancy body mass index BMI both affect leptin and adiponectin levels, and leptin levels in mid-pregnancy may be an important predictor of weight gain during pregnancy, new research suggests. The results will be presented on in a poster on Sunday, March 18 at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill. Gaining too much or too little weight during pregnancy poses potential health risks. Leptin and ad ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
Breastfeeding may protect high-birthweight infants from childhood obesity
CHICAGO--Breastfeeding may protect high-birthweight infants from having overweight or obesity as children, new research from South Korea suggests. The results will be presented in a poster on Sunday, March 18 at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill. High birthweight is associated with overweight or obesity during early childhood. Among high-birthweight infants, exclusive breastfeeding is a significant protective fact ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
Overeating during breastfeeding may affect the health of offspring
CHICAGO--Mothers who overeat during the period when they are breastfeeding may have children who are at increased risk of becoming obese and going through early puberty, a new study of mice suggests. Early puberty may lead to increased risk of diabetes or reproductive problems later in life, according to the research, which will be presented Sunday, March 18 at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society s 100th annual meeting in Chicago, Ill. Formula feeding is well ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
In children with obesity, impulsivity may be linked with greater weight loss w...
CHICAGO--Children with obesity may be more impulsive than those with normal weight, but during family-based behavioral treatment FBT , the more impulsive of children with obesity may lose more weight, a new study suggests. The results of the study will be presented in a poster on Sunday, March 18, at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill. FBT aims to change parent and child behaviors and is currently the recommended i ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
Study finds changes in intestines leads to reversal of diabetes after weight-l...
CHICAGO--A new study helps explain changes in the intestines that may be responsible for the reversal of diabetes in people who undergo a type of bariatric surgery known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery RYGB . The research will be presented Sunday, March 18, at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society s 100th annual meeting in Chicago, Ill. Bariatric surgery is the most effective option for obesity and its complications, such as type 2 diabetes, said Margaret A ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
Diabetes medicine reduces liver fat in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
CHICAGO--In people with type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease NAFLD is common and can progress to a severe liver disease known as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis NASH . Now a study has found that empagliflozin, a newer treatment for type 2 diabetes, reduces liver fat in patients with NAFLD and diabetes. Results of the randomized controlled study, called the E-LIFT Trial, will be presented Monday at the Endocrine Society s 100th annual meeting in C ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
Hormone imbalance may explain higher diabetes rates in sleep-deprived men
CHICAGO--Studies have found an association between insufficient sleep and the development of insulin resistance, one of the factors that cause type 2 diabetes, and now researchers have discovered a biological reason for this relationship, at least in men an imbalance between their testosterone and cortisol hormones. The study results will be presented Sunday at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society s 100th annual meeting in Chicago, Ill. Our highly controlled s ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
Oral micronized progesterone may decrease perimenopausal hot flashes, night sw...
CHICAGO--Oral micronized progesterone OMP may diminish hot flashes and night sweats in perimenopausal women, new research from Canada reports. The results will be presented on Monday, March 19 at ENDO 2018, the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago, Ill. Almost a quarter of all women today are in perimenopause. They are often working as well as maintaining a home and caring for children and elders. About 20 percent of them will need effe ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
E-cigarettes may lead to accumulation of fat in the liver
CHICAGO--Using e-cigarettes may lead to an accumulation of fat in the liver, a study of mice exposed to the devices suggests. The research will be presented Sunday, March 18, at ENDO 2018, the Endocrine Society s 100th annual meeting in Chicago, Ill. The popularity of electronic cigarettes has been rapidly increasing in part because of advertisements that they are safer than conventional cigarettes. But because extra fat in the liver is likely to be detrim ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 19
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