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BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and hyperuricemia are important risk factors for cardiovascular disease. However, findings regarding the relationship between serum uric acid (UA) level and components of MetS have been inconsistent. This study was performed to explore the potential value of UA level as a marker of MetS among male and female Chinese of(More)
BACKGROUND Increased body mass index is related to the incidence of thyroid cancer. However, the presentation and therapeutic outcomes of different thyroid cancers and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) have not been studied. This study investigated the effect of type 2 DM on the clinical presentations and therapeutic outcome of well-differentiated thyroid(More)
AIMS Hyperinsulinemia in overweight status, obesity, and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is often accompanied by cancer. Gender is important in cancer epidemiology, clinical presentation, and response to therapy in different histological types of malignancy. Insufficient information is available concerning gender differences in DM with organ-specific and(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) surface anthropometry enables us to extend the study to 3D geometry and morphology of mainly external human body tissues. A model is presented for estimation of human body surface area (BSA), which is identical in form to the one proposed in 1916 by DuBois and DuBois is presented. The purpose of this study is to measure BSA, using 3D(More)
In this study, we used a three-dimensional (3D) body scanner to evaluate subjects with central obesity. These measurements were correlated with blood pressure, blood glucose, lipid, and uric acid levels. We randomly selected 1,204 subjects who visited the Department of Health Management at Chang Gung Medical Center in Linkou. The health index (HI) was(More)
This study investigates the impact of uric acid (UA) on the risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome. In addition, this study explores the relationship between UA and insulin resistance and serum leptin levels in metabolic syndrome. A total of 470 subjects (252 women and 218 men) were recruited from the Department of Health Management at Chang Gung(More)
PURPOSE Using three-dimensional (3D) scanning data along with other existing subject's medical profiles to search for better anthropometric markers in association with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM). METHODS In this cross-sectional study with 6007 subjects undergoing health examination in a period of 3 years, the authors adopted data from 3D scanning with(More)
BACKGROUND The study was to investigate the relationship between diabetes mellitus ( DM), specific cancers, age, and gender. METHODS This was a retrospective study that examined the frequency of different forms of cancer among male and female patients with or without DM admitted to a single hospital in Taiwan between January 2009 and June 2010. RESULTS(More)
Diabetes mellitus has become a general chronic disease as a result of changes in customary diets. Impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) levels are two of the indices which physicians use to diagnose diabetes mellitus. Although this is a fairly accurate approach, the tests are expensive and time consuming. This study attempts to(More)