PFAS Costing America Billions; Time-Restricted Eating for T2D; Best Endo Hospitals

PFAS Costing America Billions; Time-Restricted Eating for T2D; Best Endo Hospitals

July 27, 2022 0 By Jennifer Walker

Exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemicals PFAS could be costing the U.S. up to $63 billion in disease burden and economic costs. “Our results strongly support the recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency to lower the safe allowable level of these substances in water,” said study author Leonardo Trasande, MD, of NYU Grossman School of Medicine, in a statement. (Exposure and Health)

There was a sixfold jump in serum parathyroid hormone levels measured among chronic hypercalcemia patients when using an electronic medical record-based support tool. (JAMA Internal Medicine)

Keeping all eating within a maximum 10-hour window during the day helped people with type 2 diabetes cut down on glucose levels and bolstered the amount of time spent within normal range in a 3-week trial. (Diabetologia)

Dexcom just launched a Spanish version of its G6 continuous glucose monitoring system mobile app.

Mayo Clinic topped the list of U.S. News & World Report‘s 2022-2023 best hospitals for diabetes and endocrinology. Massachusetts General Hospital and NYU Langone Hospitals took the second and third slots, respectively.

N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids — most commonly found in fish oils — may help thwart breast cancer, especially in premenopausal women and those with obesity. (Menopause)

A fully-automated, online behavioral treatment program for people with obesity helped primary care clinicians aid their patients in weight loss. (Obesity)

Jared Kushner recently revealed he was treated for thyroid cancer during his time at the White House. (New York Times)

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    Kristen Monaco is a staff writer, focusing on endocrinology, psychiatry, and nephrology news. Based out of the New York City office, she’s worked at the company since 2015.