Minfang Tao

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BACKGROUND The severity of menopausal symptoms can vary according to ethnicity and geography. Two common menopausal symptom scales, the modified Kupperman Index (KI) and the Menopausal Rating Scale (MRS), are accepted internationally. In this study, we evaluated the correlation between these scales and their relevance to women in the People's Republic of(More)
AIM To assess associations of the serum level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D with insulin resistance and β-cell function in a healthy Chinese female population. METHODS This cross-sectional study included 1382 female participants free of type 2 diabetes who were recruited in Shanghai. Blood samples were collected within a winter season and the serum levels of(More)
BACKGROUND The use of hormone therapy (HT) by menopausal women has declined since the Women's Health Initiative randomized trial (WHI) in 2002 demonstrated important harms associated with long-term use. However, how this information has influenced women's knowledge and attitudes is uncertain. We aimed to evaluate the attitudes and perceptions towards HT(More)
BACKGROUND Level of the testosterone in a man's life span is very important. Studies on the serum testosterone concentrations in different age groups of healthy men were controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate dynamic changes of serum reproductive hormones with aging in healthy Chinese male and to compare its correlation with age. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the sleep disturbance and its correlates in Chinese middle-aged women. METHODS A total of 2046 Chinese women 40-60 years of age were recruited in this cross-sectional descriptive study. The subjects were surveyed using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), the modified Kupperman Index (KI), and a(More)
AIMS/INTRODUCTION To assess glycated albumin (GA) as a potential glycemic index in managing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). MATERIALS AND METHODS Eligible pregnant women were divided into the GDM group with abnormal result on a 75-g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) and the control (normal) group. GA measurements, Pearson's correlation analysis,(More)
AIMS Serum cystatin C (CysC) has recently been shown to be associated with the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and progression to the pre-diabetic state. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between serum CysC and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in Chinese pregnant women. METHODS This cross-sectional study(More)
The aim of the current study is to assess whether total bile acid (TBA) level in first trimester pregnancy is associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Biochemical parameters including serum TBA of 742 pregnant women were collected within 12 weeks of gestation and compared. At 24-28th weeks of gestation, 75 g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)(More)
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