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Thyroid Function in Obese Children and Adolescents
Objective: Obesity is frequently associated with modifications of thyroid size and function. We evaluated the prevalence of thyroid function abnormalities and the effects of puberty and weight lossExpand
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Assessment of adiponectin and leptin as biomarkers of positive metabolic outcomes after lifestyle intervention in overweight and obese children.
BACKGROUND A number of metabolic changes are caused by childhood obesity, including insulin resistance, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. To counteract them, lifestyle modification with changes in dietaryExpand
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The effect of puberty on insulin resistance in obese children
Objective: Insulin resistance (IR) increases during puberty in normal children. IR is the first adverse metabolic event of obesity, and the marker of the metabolic syndrome. We aimed to study theExpand
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Puberty Is Associated with a Marked Increase of the Female Sex Predominance in Chronic Autoimmune Thyroiditis
Background: Chronic autoimmune thyroiditis (CAT) displays a strong female predominance with female-to-male (F:M) ratios of 4–20:1 in adults and 2–9:1 in children and adolescents. Both genetic andExpand
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La resistenza partigiana in Abruzzo
Il lavoro si concentra sul movimento resistenziale in Abruzzo, regione dell'Italia centrale, che nell'arco di un breve periodo fu teatro della vicenda storica dal 1943 al 1945, anno della liberazioneExpand