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ESE Daily News Alert - 26 November 2020

Society for Endocrinology podcast series reveals the truth about hormones

A new podcast from the Society for Endocrinology called “Hormones: The Inside Story” reveals the truth about hormones and health in a fun, expert-led and myth busting series.

Scienmag


Diabetes risk significantly reduced by losing just 3 kilograms

According to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, losing just two to three kilograms of weight can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to 47%.

Diabetes.co.uk


10% of transgender Americans may be using non-prescribed hormones

1 in 10 transgender Americans may be using non-prescribed hormones that may cause serious health risks, as they aren’t insured or their insurance won’t cover costs of gender-affirming hormone therapy. 

CNN


New appetite-suppressing hormone may be used for treating obesity

According to a study published in eLife, a hormone called Lipocalin-2 (LCN2) suppresses appetite and food intake in humans and mice and has potential to be used as a treatment for people with obesity.

News Medical


Early menopause linked to multiple sclerosis

According to research published in Brain Communications, early menopause and fewer pregnancies may be linked to early onset progressive multiple sclerosis in women, due to a reduction in sex hormones.

Medical Xpress


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