Three months of high-intensity exercise training may benefit early postmenopausal women, who have reduced insulin sensitivity, in terms of increasing peripheral insulin sensitivity, skeletal muscle insulin-stimulated glucose uptake and skeletal muscle mass to the same extent as premenopausal women, a study has shown.
Lean donor faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) transiently improves insulin sensitivity in obese patients with metabolic syndrome, according to a new study. These improvements are also associated with alterations in the gut microbiota.
“Appetitive” eating behaviour traits, such as uncontrolled and emotional eating, tend to mediate genetic susceptibility to obesity, which is also modified by cognitive restraint, according to a recent study. In addition, elevated levels of cognitive control over eating tend to reduce genetic susceptibility to obesity.
Levels of urinary iodine concentration appear to be lower in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis than in healthy postmenopausal women, suggesting the involvement of iodine deficiency in osteoporosis in this population, according to a study.
Use of canagliflozin in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) leads to greater reductions in glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) and improved medication persistence when compared with sitagliptin, according to a study.
The inclusion of statins in managing chronic kidney disease (CKD) may help reduce patient mortality from stroke and possibly other cardiovascular events, according to an expert at the 7th Malaysian Endocrine and Metabolic Society (MEMS) Annual Congress.
Patients with hypercholesterolaemia with unchanging LDL-cholesterol levels after 6 weeks of statin treatment should be actively assessed for either statin intolerance or resistance, says an expert at the 7th Malaysian Endocrine and Metabolic Society (MEMS) Annual Congress.
This case scenario was presented at a grand round in the Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. Unlike traditional grand rounds that directly or indirectly deal with clinical challenges posed by patients, this one was equally about doctors and how they care for their charges. All doctors who tend patients dread being implicated on the receiving end of medico-legal proceedings. This topic is therefore intimately linked to the professionalism of doctors, their standing in the community, and the ethical aspects of how they interact with patients and relatives.