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ESE Daily News Alert - 21 May 2021

Autism may be associated with a reduction in oxytocin

According to a mouse study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, autism may be linked to a reduction in the release of oxytocin which may be responsible for impairing social behaviour.

Science Daily

Sardines may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

According to a Spanish study published in Clinical Nutrition, a diet rich in sardines may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes developing in older adults with prediabetes, due to high concentrations of taurine.


New androgen research may improve treatments for cancer

Findings from a study published in Nature Communications reveal new insights on how androgens interact with our cells, which could help the development of better treatments for prostate, ovarian and breast cancers.

News Medical

Diabetes medication may improve asthma symptoms

GLP-1 receptor agonists, used for treating type 2 diabetes, may also help reduce lung and airway inflammation in people with asthma, according to findings published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

News Medical

ESE statement suggests the endocrine system is strongly involved in COVID-19 severity

According to a statement from the European Society of Endocrinology published in the journal Endocrine, the endocrine system is strongly involved in COVID-19 infection and existing endocrine conditions are associated with increased severity and mortality.

Medical Xpress

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