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ESE Daily News Alert - 22 April 2021

Vitamin D deficiency may lead to muscle weakness

According to a mouse study published in the Journal of Endocrinology, vitamin D deficiency may be linked to reduced muscle mitochondrial respiration which may cause muscle weakness.


Obesity may increase miscarriages by 70%

According to a study published in Scientific Reports, women with obesity are 70% more likely to experience recurring miscarriages, than average weight women.


New birth control pill approved by the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has recently approved a new contraceptive pill for women which contains drospirenone and estetrol, the first pill to contain a naturally occurring estrogen with potentially fewer side effects.


Transgender hormone therapy may affect blood pressure

Hormone therapy for transgender people may be linked to a reduction in blood pressure in transgender women and an increase in transgender men, according to a study published in Hypertension.


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