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Low muscle mass in arms and legs may be best predictor for osteoporosis in menopause

Low appendicular lean mass is a reliable indicator of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in Menopause.

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How does menstruation affect female athletic performance?

The English Institute of Sport is launching a study to investigate how hormonal fluctuations during menstruation affect the athletic performance of female athletes, with a view to tailoring training and nutrition to minimise any adverse effects. 

Guardian

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Running is best exercise for building strong bones

According to an Italian study, presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology, running increases bone strength more than cycling or swimming. The findings suggest that those at risk of weak bones should consider running as their main form of exercise.

MSN News

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. 

BBC 

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.

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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.

Medscape

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.

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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

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