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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals

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Endocrine-disrupting chemicals detected at high levels inside homes and schools

A study published in Environmental Science & Technology has found that the exposure levels of PFAS have been underestimated and that high levels can be found in homes and schools in the USA.

Guardian

Endocrine disruptors linked to increased diabetes risk

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may be increasing the risk of diabetes, according to a review published in Advances in Pharmacology. The review suggests that environmental factors should be appreciated more in health policy approaches to tackle the disease.

Environmental Health 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.

Healio

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

Healio

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.

Medscape