Maria-Cristina Ribaudo

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OBJECTIVE Acromegaly is a syndrome with a high risk of impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and diabetes mellitus (DM). Somatostatin analogues, which are used for medical treatment of acromegaly, may exert different hormonal effects on glucose homeostasis. Twenty-four active acromegalic patients were studied in order to determine the long-term effects of(More)
AIM To evaluate serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) activity in a well-characterized group of uncomplicated obese subjects and its correlation with insulin resistance, plasma adiponectin, and leptin concentrations. METHODS One hundred and five uncomplicated obese subjects (87 women, 18 men, age 34.3+/-9.6 years, BMI 39.9+/-8.3 kg/m(2)) were studied.(More)
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