Gender dimorphism in body composition abnormalities in acromegaly: males are more affected than females.


BACKGROUND Acromegaly changes body composition (BC), but long-term gender differences have not been reported. OBJECTIVE To evaluate BC in active and controlled acromegalic patients. DESIGN AND METHODS Clinical and biochemical variables and BC (by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) were evaluated in 60 acromegalic patients (19 active, 41 controlled) and… (More)
DOI: 10.1530/EJE-08-0449


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