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New hormonal fibroid treatment approved in UK

Relugolix with estradiol and norethisterone acetate tablets have been approved for fibroid treatment by the NHS in England and Wales.


FGF21 activity linked to longer life span and healthy body weight

A mouse study, published in Nature Communications, suggests that Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21) signalling is essential for mediating the metabolic health and life span benefits linked to low protein diets.

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Amolyt Pharma is presenting data at ECE 2022 and ENDO 2022

Amolyt Pharma has announced its accepted abstracts that will be presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE 2022) and the Endocrine Society Meeting (ENDO 2022). The selection covers new data on treatments for rare endocrine diseases, including acromegaly and parathyroid disorders.


Hormones underlie 10% of negative cardiometabolic changes during menopause

Data from a Finnish study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, indicates that hormonal shifts are responsible for approximately 10% of the changes in cholesterol metabolism and cardiovascular disease risk that occur during menopause, and can be mitigated by HRT.


Novel corticosteroid treatment data to be presented at ECE 2022

Sparrow Pharmaceuticals will be presenting novel pharmacological data on its candidates for treating corticosteroid excess on 24 May at the European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE 2022).


Regular exercise recommended for osteoporosis patients

A new consensus statement, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine and endorsed by the Royal Osteoporosis Society, advises on the value of physical activity for improving symptoms in osteoporosis patients.


Bad sleep quality associated with higher BMI

Data from a Danish trial, presented at the European Congress on Obesity, reports that people with poor sleep quality and duration are more likely to have a higher BMI and be overweight.


Adrenal glands are larger in patients with type 2 diabetes

According to a German study, published in Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews, adrenal gland volume tends to be larger in patients with type 2 diabetes, and may be a useful marker of metabolic function.


Pregnancy should be delayed for at least two years after bariatric surgery

Portuguese research, presented at the European Congress on Obesity, indicates that women who conceive after bariatric surgery are more likely to have an underweight baby, and that they should wait at least two years to minimise these risks.

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Ovarian reserve may be reduced by stress

According to a study, published in Endocrinology, female rats under stress exhibit reduced oestrogen and anti-Mullerian hormone levels, as well as a decreased number and quality of eggs.

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