Data show that men who contract COVID-19 are more likely to be intubated or die compared with women. In light of these findings, researchers launched a trial investigating whether a transdermal estrogen patch can reduce symptom severity compared with regular care among patients with COVID-19. It was the top story in endocrinology last week.
Another top story was about new recommendations endorsed by 50 global organizations on how to reduce the risk for COVID-19 among people with diabetes.
Read these and more top stories in endocrinology below:
Study investigates estrogen patch use to lessen
Anupam Ghose, a physician by training, was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) in 2017. After the diagnosis of T2DM, he followed a low carbohydrate high fat diet and reversed his T2DM within a year. Now he has one main goal in life and that is to make people understand that the conventional method of treating T2DM is not beneficial. Type 2 diabetes is reversible and the best way to reverse T2DM is through diet and lifestyle modifications. He now decided to help people with type 2 diabetes by offering online coaching to reverse their diabetes.