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ESE News Alert - 26 August 2020

Breastfeeding may reduce risk of diabetes in women

According to a study published in Diabetes, breastfeeding may reduce the risk of diabetes in women by increasing the insulin sensitivity of organs that supply sugar and fat for milk production.

Science Daily

Menopause may increase risk for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Postmenopausal women may be more likely to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease due to a reduction in sex hormones, suggests a study published in Endocrinology.

News Medical

Birth control pills linked to lower risk of asthma

According to a study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, hormonal birth control pills are associated with a lower risk of asthma in women.


Elevated acyl-ghrelin levels may cause severe PTSD

According to a study published in JAMA Network Open, high levels of acyl-ghrelin in adolescents, caused by trauma, may increase the likelihood of severe PTSD.

Medical Xpress

New guidance for managing adrenal insufficiency

Newly published guidance for the prevention and emergency management of adrenal insufficiency in adults has been published in the Clinical Medicine Journal. The UK’s NHS has issued a Steroid Emergency Card and a National Patient Alert to support this.


Risk of death from COVID-19 is 48% higher for people with obesity

People with obesity have a 48% higher risk of death from COVID-19 and vaccines against the virus may not be as effective, according to a study published in Obesity Reviews.


Vitamin D supplements do not lower risk of asthma attacks in children

According to a study published in JAMA, vitamin D supplements do not help prevent the number of asthma attacks, or reliance on inhaled steroids, in children with asthma.

News Medical

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