2013 Press Releases

  • Sleeping In on Weekends Doesn’t Fix All Deficits Caused by Workweek Sleep Loss

    Released October 9, 2013 - A new study assesses the effects of extended “weekend” recovery sleep following “one workweek” of mild sleep restriction on sleepiness/alertness, inflammation and stress hormones. Article is published in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism.
  • Estrogen’s Effects on Fat Depends on Where It’s Located

    Released July 26, 2013 - Why women tend to accumulate fat in the stereotypical “pear” shape, with more fat in the buttocks and thighs (a shape that’s thought to be healthier than men’s stereotypical “apple” shape, with more fat around the belly), is still unclear. A new study gathers clues to help understand the role of estrogen’s effects on fat.
  • Nearly Half of Veterans With Blast Concussions Might Have Hormone Deficiencies

    Released April 22, 2013 - Up to 20 percent of veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq have experienced at least one blast concussion. A new study finds about 42% of screened veterans with blast injuries have irregular hormone levels indicative of hypopituitarism, the decreased (hypo) secretion of one or more of the eight hormones normally produced by the pituitary gland at the base of the brain. Many conditions associated with hypopituitarism mimic other common problems that veterans can suffer, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.