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BACKGROUND Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an independent cardiovascular (CV) risk factor which is closely associated with insulin resistance measured by both direct or indirect methods. Gender specific findings in the relationship between alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and CV disease, the prevalence of NAFLD and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) have(More)
OBJECTIVE The osteoblast-derived protein osteocalcin (OCN) is known to be involved in glucose metabolism by increasing adiponectin secretion from adipocytes. Recently, OCN was also found to enhance testosterone production in mouse testes, suggesting that OCN effects on energy metabolism may be mediated through testosterone. Our aim was to assess a possible(More)
INTRODUCTION Type 2 diabetes is associated with increased risk of bone fractures, and the connection between bone remodeling and carbohydrate homeostasis is decoupled. It is not known whether these phenomena are the consequence of the deteriorating glucose metabolism, and the increasing insulin resistance or they belong to the genetic risk of type 2(More)
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