Primary care patients with obesity were more likely to successfully lose weight through a behavioral weight management program if their physicians used an optimistic tone while discussing it as a treatment option. (Annals of Internal Medicine)
Women taking oral contraceptives were found to have a thinner ventromedial prefrontal cortex — the area of the brain involved in fear regulation — compared with men. (Frontiers in Endocrinology)
More frequent salt intake was linked with a significantly higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. (Mayo Clinic Proceedings)
The FDA is seeking public comment on how digital health technologies may spot signs of type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and type 2 undiagnosed diabetes sooner.
The agency also issued a warning on Dr. Ergin’s SugarMD Advanced Glucose Support, an over-the-counter glucose management product, due to hidden drug ingredients.
After recent rat studies linked brominated vegetable oil with thyroid toxicity, the FDA proposed a ban on its use in food.
Is the political environment limiting research and debate on gender-affirming care? (USA Today)
Women from low- and middle-income countries have a nearly three times greater likelihood of developing obesity than men. (Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism)