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Medscape Coverage from the

European Congress of Endocrinology (ECE) 2017

May 20 - 23, 2017; Lisbon, Portugal

May 20 - 23, 2017 Lisbon, Portugal
  • ECE Vitamin D Supplements May Raise Sex Hormone Levels in Men A small study suggests that vitamin D supplementation in men with normal testosterone levels is followed by increases in estradiol and reductions in sex-steroid-hormone-binding globulin.
  • ECE Denosumab Ups BMD More Than Bisphosphates After Teriparatide Use of denosumab after stopping teriparatide yields a greater increase in bone-mineral density in postmenopausal women with severe osteoporosis than bisphosphonates, according to a retrospective analysis.
  • ECE Call for More Countries to Recognize Obesity as Disease Speakers at this year's ECE and ECO meetings call for wider recognition and classification of obesity as a disease and more government-led action to curb the growing epidemic, especially among children.

Conference News

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  •  Low hCG Levels Can Indicate Preeclampsia Risk Low hCG Levels Can Indicate Preeclampsia Risk Measuring hCG levels in pregnant women helps identify those at risk of preeclampsia due to underlying abnormal thyroid function rather than simply pregnancy-raised thyroid activity.
  • Muscle Strength Positively Predicts Bone Outcomes in Aging Men Muscle Strength Positively Predicts Bone Outcomes in Aging Men Muscle strength -- as distinct from muscle mass -- declines with age, shows a study in men over age 40, with a knock-on effect on bone outcomes and fracture risk. Differences were seen between ethnic groups.

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