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Subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue: their relation to the metabolic syndrome.
Methods for assessment, e.g., anthropometric indicators and imaging techniques, of several phenotypes of human obesity, with special reference to abdominal fat content, have been evaluated. TheExpand
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beta-cell failure in diabetes and preservation by clinical treatment.
There is a progressive deterioration in beta-cell function and mass in type 2 diabetics. It was found that islet function was about 50% of normal at the time of diagnosis, and a reduction inExpand
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Overnight lowering of free fatty acids with Acipimox improves insulin resistance and glucose tolerance in obese diabetic and nondiabetic subjects.
Obesity is commonly associated with elevated plasma free fatty acid (FFA) levels, as well as with insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia, two important cardiovascular risk factors. What causesExpand
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Depot-specific hormonal characteristics of subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue and their relation to the metabolic syndrome.
Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) imaged by computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is associated with the metabolic syndrome features, being morphologically and functionallyExpand
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Ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone syndrome.
THE production of hormones and other protein markers by tumors has been an intriguing area of tumor biology. It has become apparent during the last decades that a wide range of endocrine tumorsExpand
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Metabolic Effects of Dietary Sucrose and Fructose in Type II Diabetic Subjects
OBJECTIVE To investigate the metabolic effects of dietary fructose and sucrose in type II diabetic patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Sixteen well-controlled type II diabetic subjects were fedExpand
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Estimation of body fat and lean tissue distribution by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry and abdominal body fat evaluation by computed tomography in Cushing's disease.
Body composition determined by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry and the abdominal visceral fat component determined by computed tomographic scanning were examined in women with Cushing's disease andExpand
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Effects of Gastric Bypass Surgery in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Only Mild Obesity
OBJECTIVE Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) ameliorates type 2 diabetes in severely obese patients through mechanisms beyond just weight loss, and it may benefit less obese diabetic patients. WeExpand
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The desmopressin stimulation test in the differential diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome
objective We assessed the ability of desmopressin to stimulate the pituitary‐adrenal axis in patients with Cushing's syndrome.
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