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According to the endocrine model of hereditary dizygotic twinning, high FSH is responsible for multiple ovulation and pregnancy. Our study explored the underlying neuroendocrine causes. In a prospective clinical study, we compared the third day of menses parameters of episodic secretion of LH and FSH, the pituitary response to LHRH, plasma estradiol, and(More)
To examine the relation of the vitamin D status and the remaining estrogen activity with bone turnover and bone mineral density (BMD) in elderly women, BMD was measured at both hips using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and at the distal radius using single photon absorptiometry, in 330 healthy women aged 70 and over. Vitamin D metabolites, sex hormone(More)
Two uptake systems that control the extracellular concentrations of released monoamine neurotransmitters such as noradrenaline and adrenaline have been described. Uptake-1 is present at presynaptic nerve endings, whereas uptake-2 is extraneuronal and has been identified in myocardium and vascular and nonvascular smooth muscle cells. The gene encoding the(More)
We studied the intra-individual variation in plasma glucose, specific serum insulin and serum proinsulin concentrations, measured by two 75-g oral glucose tolerance tests in an age, sex, and glucose tolerance stratified random sample from a 50-74-year-old Caucasian population without a history of diabetes mellitus. The intra-individual variation was(More)
OBJECTIVE During puberty, bone growth and mineralization as well as bone turnover increase dramatically. The relation between height velocity and bone turnover is already known, but there are few studies in which both bone metabolism markers and bone mass throughout puberty have been measured. DESIGN Semi-longitudinal study. In 155 healthy boys (12.0 +/-(More)
The 6-h secretory profiles of LH and FSH and the possible concordance between the episodic release of LH and FSH were studied in 6 beagle bitches during early, mid-, and late anestrus and during the follicular and luteal phases of the estrous cycle. Plasma samples were obtained at 10-min intervals via jugular venipuncture. In all stages of anestrus and in(More)
Imminent ovarian failure (IOF) in women is characterized by regular menstrual cycles and elevated early follicular phase FSH. This study explored underlying neuroendocrine causes of elevated FSH concentrations on day 3 of the menstrual cycle. The characteristics of episodic secretion of FSH and LH, the pituitary response to gonadotrophin-releasing hormone(More)
The objective of this study was to compare the effect of ultraviolet radiation (UV) and oral vitamin D3 on the vitamin D status and parathyroid hormone (PTH) concentration in elderly nursing home patients. The design of the study was a randomized clinical trial. The setting was a psychogeriatric nursing home. Subjects included 45 female psychogeriatric(More)