New Oral Testosterone OK’d; Jarlsberg for Osteoporosis; Menopausal Women Lighting UpAugust 3, 2022
The FDA approved a new oral testosterone undecanoate (Kyzatrex), primarily absorbed via the lymphatic system, for men with hypogonadism, Marius Pharmaceuticals announced.
The Women’s Preventive Services Initiative released new guidelines on how to prevent weight gain and obesity for women in midlife, even if they are not overweight. (Annals of Internal Medicine)
Just a small piece of Jarlsberg cheese a day may help fend off osteoporosis. (BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health)
The CDC should advise clinicians to offer blood testing for “forever chemicals” like PFAS to patients with increased exposure, urged a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
A new survey found that 86% of women are turning to medical cannabis to ease their menopause symptoms — especially sleep problems and anxiety. “Healthcare professionals should query their patients about the use of medical cannabis for menopause symptoms and provide evidence-based recommendations for symptom management,” said North American Menopause Society medical director Stephanie Faubion, MD, MBA. (Menopause)
Even for those with mild class I obesity, sleeve gastrectomy induced greater weight loss and diabetes remission than nonsurgical obesity treatment. However, surgical patients also saw a higher rate of substance use and self-harm. (JAMA Network Open)
Optum and Sanofi announced a new partnership to offer a 30-day supply of commonly used insulins for $35 through its online store. (Healthcare Finance)
Drinking green tea — specifically at least 1 g of catechin-rich green tea extract per day — was linked to a significantly lower risk of metabolic syndrome, fasting glucose, and intestinal inflammation. (Current Developments in Nutrition)