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Gestational diabetes is associated with an increased risk of women developing type 2 diabetes in the future

A long-term study, presented at the recent European Congress of Endocrinology 2021, reports that women who have gestational diabetes are more likely to develop diabetes later in life. 

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Metformin may reduce mortality risk in patients with COVID-19 and type 2 diabetes

Patients with type 2 diabetes who take the diabetes drug, metformin, may have a threefold decrease in mortality risk from COVID-19, according to a study published in Frontiers in Endocrinology.

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Metabolic surgery may be an effective treatment for diabetes

According to a study published in the Lancet, metabolic surgery may be more effective at treating type 2 diabetes in the long term, than medications and lifestyle interventions.

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Vitamin D may be important in fighting off COVID-19

Society for Endocrinology Member and Media Ambassador, and Consultant Endocrinologist at the Royal Infirmary in Newcastle, Dr Richard Quinton, speaks to BBC World News about the importance of vitamin D in fighting off COVID-19. Watch his video interview to hear his views and recommended dosage. 


Healthy gut microbiome associated with lower risk for metabolic disease

According to research published in Nature Medicine, a healthy diet may promote gut microbes that are associated with a lower risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


Low carb diets may help treat diabetes

A diet low in carbohydrates may improve remission rates in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to research published in BMJ.


Maternal thyroid disorders may increase thyroid cancer risk in children

Maternal thyroid disorders may be associated with an increased thyroid cancer risk in children, and this risk may remain elevated well into adulthood, according to a study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.



Association between obesity and severe illness from COVID-19 greater in young people

The association between obesity and hospitalisation in patients with COVID-19 is more prominent in people under the age of 70, according to an Italian study published in Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases


Can dietary changes improve thyroid disease symptoms?

This article considers the scientific evidence in support, or not, for dietary changes and supplements in improving symptoms of thyroid disease, including iodine, vitamin D, soy and broccoli.