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Excessive smartphone screen time linked to earlier puberty onset

Published on 17 Sep 2022

Exposure to blue light, via regular use of tablets and smartphones, may alter hormone levels and increase the risk of earlier puberty, according to data from a rat study presented today at the 60th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting.

Video-based programme successful in treating children with obesity

Published on 17 Sep 2022

Children and adolescents with obesity lost weight and showed improvements in metabolic health after following a 12-month, video-based weight loss programme, according to research presented today at the 60th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting.

Rebound weight gain in children with obesity linked to disconnect between brain and gut

Published on 16 Sep 2022

Children with obesity, who have recently lost weight, are more likely to show hunger-related activity in their brains after a meal, according to research presented today at the 60th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting.

New app helps parents identify treatable childhood growth disorders earlier

Published on 26 Nov 2021

A ground-breaking new, mobile phone app, ‘GrowthMonitor’ places the accurate measurement of children’s height in the hands of parents and carers. Preliminary data presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Edinburgh suggests that the app could reliably identify treatable growth disorders, much earlier, with significant improvements in child health.

Obesity is linked to heavy periods and impaired womb repair

Published on 12 Apr 2021

Obesity is linked to heavier periods and may be caused by delayed repair of the womb lining, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. Using a combined approach, assessing both women and mice, the study suggests an association between higher body weight and greater menstrual blood loss that may result from increased inflammation in the womb lining, delaying its repair. Although the study did not examine whether weight loss or anti-inflammatory medications may be useful in treating women with obesity and heavy periods, this is a step towards developing more successful and personalised treatments for those suffering with heavy periods, which can be distressing and debilitating.

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