Maria Giulia Berioli

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the dependence of body mass index (BMI) values on pubertal stage in subjects similar in age. DESIGN, SUBJECTS AND MEASUREMENTS Height and weight were recorded cross-sectionally in school subjects from three provinces in central Italy. The subjects were subdivided into three groups: (1) 4271 school subjects (2125 males and 2146(More)
OBJECTIVE Leptin, the product of the ob gene, is present in higher concentrations in blood of obese subjects than of lean subjects. There is scarce information on the role of leptin in the pathogenesis of human obesity and little is known about leptin serum levels in obese children. DESIGN, SUBJECTS AND MEASUREMENTS To evaluate the influences of age, sex,(More)
OBJECTIVE The prevalence of overweight and obesity was estimated among the school children and adolescents of three provinces of central Italy, and the role of several possible influencing factors was analysed. DESIGN, SUBJECTS AND MEASUREMENTS Body mass index (BMI) was measured in 44 231 subjects, age 3-17.5 y, and a household questionnaire was filled(More)
AIM To determine the influence of Type 1 diabetes mellitus on circulating adipocytokines in children. METHODS The circulating concentrations of leptin, adiponectin, resistin and tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha were measured in 91 children, aged 11.1 +/- 2.7 years, with Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). Ninety-one healthy children were selected as(More)
OBJECTIVE The influence of weight excess reduction on height and height velocity of obese subjects should be evaluated on the basis of appropriate standards, since the pattern of growth of obese subjects is different from that of normal weight subjects. DESIGN, SUBJECTS AND MEASUREMENTS Height, weight and triceps skinfold thickness were recorded from(More)
OBJECTIVE Body mass index (BMI) was determined in a population of school students from three provinces of central Italy. Fasting serum leptin concentrations were assayed in a large number of subjects from the same area, to determine their distribution as plotted against the standard deviation score (z-score) of BMI. DESIGN, SUBJECTS AND MEASUREMENTS(More)
BACKGROUND A role for leptin to predict weight gain is still controversial. OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN To determine the relationship between baseline serum leptin values and responsiveness to an educational-based weight excess reduction program (WERP), 418 (241 males and 185 females) obese subjects, aged 9-15 y, were recruited. WERP required 2 y of follow-up.(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the circulating levels of two gut-derived peptides in children with type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus (IDDM). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Plasma levels of ghrelin, both total ghrelin (TG) and the acylated form (AG), and galanin and their relationships with insulin dosage, metabolic control, IGFBP-1, body mass and pubertal(More)
INTRODUCTION Cow's milk allergy is the most frequent food allergy in Europe and western countries and shows a wide spectrum of clinical features, including atopic dermatitis and gastrointestinal disease. To the best of our knowledge, this report is the first to describe Kawasaki disease-like clinical features and echocardiographic alterations which resolved(More)
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