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Vitamin D deficiency is associated with the metabolic syndrome in morbid obesity.
BACKGROUND & AIMS Vitamin D deficiency has been recently associated with the metabolic syndrome. However, it is not known whether this possible association of vitamin D deficiency with the metabolicExpand
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Prevalence and characteristics of the polycystic ovary syndrome in overweight and obese women.
BACKGROUND Surprisingly, the prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in otherwise unselected overweight or obese women is unknown, despite obesity being frequent in patients with PCOS. WeExpand
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The polycystic ovary syndrome associated with morbid obesity may resolve after weight loss induced by bariatric surgery.
CONTEXT The polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is frequently associated with obesity. However, there are very few data about PCOS in morbid obesity, especially with regard to its evolution afterExpand
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Polymorphisms in the insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS-1) gene and the insulin receptor substrate-2 (IRS-2) gene influence glucose homeostasis and body mass index in women with polycystic ovary
BACKGROUND We aimed to evaluate the influence of the Gly972Arg variant of the insulin receptor substrate-1 gene (IRS-1) and the Gly1057Asp variant in IRS-2 on insulin resistance and glucose toleranceExpand
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Differential gene expression profile in omental adipose tissue in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
CONTEXT The polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is frequently associated with visceral obesity, suggesting that omental adipose tissue might play an important role in the pathogenesis of the syndrome.Expand
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Obesity, and not insulin resistance, is the major determinant of serum inflammatory cardiovascular risk markers in pre-menopausal women
Aims/HypothesisIncreased serum inflammatory markers have been found in obesity and insulin-resistant states, and could play a causative role in insulin resistance, atherosclerosis and cardiovascularExpand
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Serum interleukin-18 concentrations are increased in the polycystic ovary syndrome: relationship to insulin resistance and to obesity.
Low-grade chronic inflammation is involved in the pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis, and serum levels of inflammatory cytokines are useful cardiovascular risk markers. WeExpand
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Proteomic analysis of human omental adipose tissue in the polycystic ovary syndrome using two-dimensional difference gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry.
BACKGROUND Our aim was to study the protein expression profiles of omental adipose tissue biopsies obtained from morbidly obese women with or without polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) at the time ofExpand
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Quality of life and psychometric functionality in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma.
We studied the psychological performance and the quality of life in patients with differentiated thyroid carcinoma, either during treatment with chronic suppressive doses of levothyroxine, or duringExpand
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Comparison of ethinyl-estradiol plus cyproterone acetate versus metformin effects on classic metabolic cardiovascular risk factors in women with the polycystic ovary syndrome.
CONTEXT Oral contraceptives may worsen the metabolic profile of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), favoring the use of insulin sensitizers in these patients. OBJECTIVE The aim of theExpand
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