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Case study: Sleeve gastrectomy for treating PCOS

Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy can be utilised to address the underlying endocrinological and metabolic causes of polycystyc ovary syndrome (PCOS) - a common endocrine disorder affecting 6–21% of women of reproductive age - according to study, ‘Sleeve gastrectomy to treat concomitant polycystyc ovary syndrome, insulin and leptin resistance in a 27-years morbidly obese woman unresponsive to insulin-sensitizing drugs: A 3-year follow-up’, published in the International Journal of Surgery Case Reports.

ICEMAN: Staying cool could led to metabolic benefits

Ambient temperatures can influence the growth or loss of brown adipose tissue in people, whereas cooler environments stimulate growth, according to a study presented tat ICE/ENDO 2014, the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in Chicago, IL.

American endocrinology professional bodies announce obesity framework

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) have announced that they will produce an evidence-based, multi-dimensional, comprehensive framework that will become an action plan of attack to combat obesity.

The framework is the result of the AACE/ACE Consensus Conference of Obesity: Building an Evidence Base for Comprehensive Action, which was convened to identify the myriad issues surrounding, and necessary steps for solving, the epidemic of obesity.

ACCE publishes Diabetes Management Algorithm

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) has published a new comprehensive diabetes management algorithm guide primary care physicians, endocrinologists and other health care professionals in the treatment of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus patients.

AACE promise obesity education for endocrinologists

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists has issued a new position statement proposing the creation of an obesity training and certification programme for members of its specialty.

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