Type 2 diabetes: Five genetic ‘clusters’ may explain evolution

By | 2018-09-25T10:59:14-04:00 September 25th, 2018|Endocrine System|

By Maria Cohut Fact checked by Jasmin Collier Currently, there is one standard therapeutic approach for type 2 diabetes, despite the fact that the condition evolves in different ways in different people. A recent study mapping genetic data for this condition may lead to a more personalized strategy.   Teams at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University — as well as other top-tier research institutions in Cambridge, MA — have [...]

How Sleepless Nights Can Trigger Weight Gain

By | 2018-09-04T09:50:43-04:00 September 4th, 2018|Blood Sugar, Diabetes and You, Endocrine System|

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One sleepless night might tip the body's metabolism toward storing fat while depleting muscle, new research suggests. Many studies have linked poor sleep -- whether from insomnia or working the night shift -- to weight gain and health conditions like type 2 diabetes. But that type of research leaves open the question of whether sleep loss itself is to [...]

Emma Thompson: ‘Dieting screwed up my metabolism. I regret ever going on one’

By | 2018-08-27T10:04:21-04:00 August 27th, 2018|Diet & Excercise, Endocrine System|

Michael Segalov  Sat 25 Aug 2018 09.00 EDT The actor, 59, on Hollywood, mental health and losing her religion My earliest memory is of a dream I had, aged five. We lived in a little north London flat and I shared a room with my sister. There was a picture of Peter Rabbit on the wall, and I dreamed about him sitting on a big poo. It was quite sexual, although [...]

15 Common Symptoms of Type II Diabetes

By | 2018-07-24T09:35:53-04:00 July 24th, 2018|Blood Sugar, Diabetes and You, Endocrine System, Eye Health|

By: Catherine Roberts on Sunday, March 25th, 2018 Over 25 million people in the U.S. have type 2 diabetes, however, the majority of individuals with diabetes are not aware they have the condition due to the fact that the symptoms, on their own, seem more like annoyances then signs of a dangerous condition. Your best hope is early diagnoses if you want to avoid serious diabetes complications—such as kidney disease, vision [...]

Just 23% of US adults get enough exercise, CDC reports

By | 2018-07-02T11:06:36-04:00 July 2nd, 2018|Blood Sugar, Diabetes and You, Cardiovascular Health, Diet & Excercise, Endocrine System|

By Maritza Moulite About a quarter of US adults meet guidelines for both aerobic and muscle-strengthening exercise in their spare time, according to new data from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. The US Department of Health and Human Services recommends that people between the ages of 18 and 64 engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity each week, as [...]

Why Aging Women Need Testosterone

By | 2018-05-03T11:28:06-04:00 May 3rd, 2018|Anti-Aging, Endocrine System|

By Edward R. Rosick, DO, MPH, MS Numerous studies show that maintaining youthful testosterone levels in males confers powerful anti-aging effects. Testosterone-deficient men develop abdominal obesity (pot bellies) and diminished muscle mass, along with a loss of sexual interest and performance ability. Low testosterone is also associated with heart attack, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, and depression. While doctors are slowly recognizing the benefits of testosterone therapy for aging men, evidence that women [...]

A Woman’s Concern: Thyroid Disease

By | 2018-01-29T10:41:38-05:00 January 29th, 2018|Endocrine System|

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) is the world’s leading professional association of medical specialists dedicated to education and research to improve thyroid disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment; improving thyroid patient care; and educating the public about thyroid health and diseases. Prevalence and Impact of Thyroid Disease More than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. [...]

The Power of Your Pancreas: Keep Your Digestive Juices Flowing!

By | 2017-11-22T20:15:33-05:00 March 2nd, 2017|Endocrine System|

How much you eat alters more than your waistline. It also affects your body’s organs, starting with your pancreas. With each bite, your pancreas must release enough digestive juices and hormones for you to benefit from the food you eat. Putting too much stress on your pancreas—by too much eating, drinking, or smoking—can cause serious health issues. The pancreas lies behind your stomach. It’s surrounded by the intestines, liver, and gallbladder. [...]

What Are the Symptoms of Thyroid Problems?

By | 2015-03-20T15:16:53-04:00 March 20th, 2015|Endocrine System|

The symptoms of hyperthyroidism, in which the body produces too many thyroid hormones, may include: Weight loss, despite increased appetite Increasedheart rate, heart palpitations, higher blood pressure, nervousness, and excessive perspiration More frequent bowel movements, sometimes with diarrhea Muscle weakness, trembling hands Development of a goiter (an enlargement in your neck) Lighter or shorter menstrual periods The symptoms of hypothyroidism, in which the body doesn't produce enough thyroid hormones, may include: Lethargy, slower mental [...]

Low Testosterone: How Do You Know When Levels Are Too Low?

By | 2015-03-05T17:47:45-05:00 March 5th, 2015|Endocrine System|

What Is Testosterone and Why Does It Decline? Testosterone is a hormone. It's what puts hair on a man's chest. It's the force behind his sex drive. During puberty, testosterone helps build a man's muscles, deepens his voice, and boosts the size of his penis and testes. In adulthood, it keeps a man's muscles and bones strong and maintains his interest in sex. In short, it's what makes a man a man (at least [...]

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