Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0026jp1 | The central nervous system and the control of adipocyte and hepatic metabolism | ECE2011

The central nervous system and the control of adipocyte and hepatic metabolism

Nogueiras R

The central nervous system (CNS) is crucial in the regulation of energy homeostasis. Apart from endocrine signaling and nutrient sensing, there is an important neuronal network that connects the CNS with peripheral metabolic processes. Many neuroanatomical studies have shown that the white adipose tissue (WAT) and the liver are innervated by the autonomic nervous system. For instance, there is evidence that, as the levels of various peripheral signals change, specific neuronal...

ea0025s9.3 | Doping: performance enhancing substances in sport and their detection | SFEBES2011

Beyond reasonable doubt: catching the GH cheats

Holt R

There is widespread anecdotal evidence that GH has been misused by athletes for its anabolic and lipolytic properties since the early 1980s, at least a decade before GH was used therapeutically by adult endocrinologists. Since then a number of high profile athletes have admitted using GH. Despite its widespread abuse, there is debate about whether GH is ergogenic. Until recently most scientific studies have not shown a performance enhancing effect but most have employed an ina...

ea0025sig2.3 | Obesity special interest group | SFEBES2011

Pre- and post-operative management of patients undergoing bariatric surgery

Andrews R

Current evidence suggests that bariatric surgery offers the best hope for substantial and sustainable weight loss in patients with morbid obesity. These facts, coupled with the improved minimally invasive procedures, have driven a four-fold increase in the number of bariatric operations performed over recent years in the UK.Bariatric surgery though is not suitable for everyone. A BMI>59, Age>50, smoking, sleep apnoea and CVD disease all increase ...