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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 loss… Expand
Assessment of adiponectin and leptin as biomarkers of positive metabolic outcomes after lifestyle intervention in overweight and obese children.
- V. M. Cambuli, M. C. Musiu, +8 authors M. Baroni
- The Journal of clinical endocrinology and…
- 1 August 2008
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 dietary… Expand
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 the… Expand
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 and… Expand