M. Hashemipour

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BACKGROUND Iodine deficiency produces the spectrum of iodine deficiency disorders (IDDs) including endemic goiter, hypothyroidism, cretinism and congenital anomalies. Other factors, including goitrogens and micronutrient deficiencies may influence the prevalence and severity of IDDs and response to iodine supplementation. An association between zinc and(More)
Despite long-standing supplementation of iodine in Iran, the prevalence of goitre among general people remains high in some regions. The study investigated the role of iron status in the aetiology of goitre in school children in Isfahan, Iran. Two thousand three hundred and thirty-one school children were selected by multi-stage random sampling. Thyroid(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the seasonal variations in the incidence of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) in the screening program of CH in Isfahan, Iran. METHODS In this study, we compiled the data obtained retrospectively from CH screening results of 113282 neonates from 17 maternity hospitals in Isfahan, Iran from June 2002 to December 2005. The seasonal(More)
OBJECTIVE This triple-masked controlled trial aimed to assess the effects of vitamin D supplementation on insulin resistance and cardiometabolic risk factors in obese children and adolescents. METHODS The study comprised 50 participants, aged 10 to 16 years, who were randomly assigned into two groups of equal number. In this 12-week trial, one group(More)
INTRODUCTION Obesity is a growing problem in all countries which leads to various physical, psychological, and social problems. The present study aimed to assess depression in children and adolescents aged 10-18-year old compared with the control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a case-control study, from among the 10- to 18-year-old students of the five(More)
BACKGROUND Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) considered a common endocrine disorder in Iran. We report the epidemiologic findings of CH screening program in Isfahan, seven years after its development, regarding the prevalence of transient CH (TCH) and its screening properties comparing with permanent CH (PCH). MATERIALS AND METHODS In this cross-sectional(More)
BACKGROUND Considering the importance to determine the reasons for the higher occurrence of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) in Iran, in this study we report the prevalence of permanent CH (PCH) in Isfahan province 7 years after initiation of CH screening program in Isfahan. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, children with a primary diagnosis of CH(More)
BACKGROUND Considering rapid global increase in children obesity and high prevalence of dyslipidemia in obese and overweight children, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of an educational course on changes of lipid profile in children. METHODS This non-pharmacological clinical trial study was performed on 4-18 year-old children attending outpatient(More)
BACKGROUND Central obesity is an important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Preventive interventions from childhood are necessary due to the increasing prevalence of childhood obesity. Body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist to hip ratio (WHR) and waist to height ratio (WSR) are anthropometric indices for measurement of obesity.(More)