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BACKGROUND Aging is associated with variations in hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis hormones. However, it is not clear how aging changes these hormones. This study examined the natural alterations in the HPG axis in aging men and women in China. METHODS Data were obtained from our cross-sectional study (SPECT-China) in 16 areas of three provinces(More)
OBJECTIVE Although many studies worldwide have focused on the relationship between vitamin D and insulin resistance, results remain controversial. Furthermore, concentrations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) in the Chinese population are unclear. We aimed to investigate vitamin D status and its correlation with insulin resistance among a Chinese adult(More)
This study was to investigate the efficiency and safety of vaginal Propess as a methodology for cervical ripening and labour induction in full-term pregnant patients. Women at term with a Bishop's score of < 6 and without any contraindications, to vaginal delivery, or the use of prostaglandin or oxytocin in induction of labour, were divided into three(More)
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