Xiao-Yun Zha

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The aim of the study was to assess the impact of sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) on bone mineral density (BMD) and bone turnover among Chinese middle-aged and elderly men. This cross-sectional study was carried out among 404 Chinese men aged over 45 years. BMD was measured with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, and participants' blood was collected for(More)
This study aims to evaluate an osteoporosis self-assessment tool for Asians (OSTA) and quantitative bone ultrasound (QUS) and their combination in detecting populations at high risk for osteoporosis, and to determine the best cutoff value for the diagnosis of osteoporosis among elderly Chinese men. A group of Chinese men, aged ≥ 60 years, recruited from the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) and the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in pre-elderly and elderly men in China. METHODS A cross-sectional study was done among 437 men, aged 45 to 94 years old. Early morning fasting sera were assayed for total testosterone (TT), SHBG and other biochemical markers. Free(More)
OBJECTIVE Epidemiological studies have shown that circulating sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) levels are lower in metabolic syndrome (MetS) patients than in non-MetS individuals. In this study, we investigated the relationship of polymorphisms in the SHBG gene with the serum SHBG levels and MetS in Han Chinese. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional(More)
To investigate the impact of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of SHBG gene the neighboring genes on SHBG levels, bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis in Chinese males. A group of Chinese men, aged ⩾ 45 years were included in the analysis. BMD was measured with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), SHBG and total testosterone (TT) was measured(More)
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