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Epidemiology of Endocrine Disorders

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  1. Some studies have shown that a high level of bilirubin is a protective factor against metabolic syndrome (MS), while a high level of transaminase is a risk factor for MS. However, the existing results are inco...

    Authors: Hao Hao, Heng Guo, Ru-lin Ma, Yi-zhong Yan, Yun-hua Hu, Jiao-long Ma, Xiang-hui Zhang, Xin-ping Wang, Kui Wang, La-ti Mu, Yan-peng Song, Jing-yu Zhang, Jia He and Shu-xia Guo

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:110

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  2. The association between subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) and metabolic risk factors in the general health examination-based population has been widely explored. However, the results have been inconclusive. Add...

    Authors: Li Jiang, Jinman Du, Weizhu Wu, Jianjiang Fang, Jufang Wang and Jinhua Ding

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:100

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  3. One of most important concerns of postmenopausal women is obesity. The relationships between menstruation status and obesity phenotypes are unclear. This study aimed to assess the associations between menstrua...

    Authors: Xueyu Chen, Hui Xi, Long Ji, Weihua Liu, Fengxue Shi, Yanru Chen, Xiaohui Wang, Wenran Zhang, Xinxia Sui, Xiaojun Wang, Haitao Zhang, Huamin Liu and Dong Li

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:91

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  4. Uric acid (UA) is the end product of purine metabolism, which is thought to be related to many human diseases, such as nephrolithiasis, gout, cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic s...

    Authors: Yingchao Chen, Jing Cheng, Yi Chen, Ningjian Wang, Fangzhen Xia, Chi Chen, Bing Han and Yingli Lu

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:79

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  5. The mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) is a proxy for subcutaneous fat in the upper body and is a reliable screening measure for identifying individuals with abnormal regional fat distribution. The purpose of ...

    Authors: Jie Shi, Zhen Yang, Yixin Niu, Weiwei Zhang, Xiaoyong Li, Hongmei Zhang, Ning Lin, Hongxia Gu, Jie Wen, Guang Ning, Li Qin and Qing Su

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:78

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  6. Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is one of the main public health problems worldwide. Although some relations between dietary intakes and MetS have been found, few studies have focused on association between dietary ...

    Authors: Mahdi Vajdi, Mahdieh Abbasalizad Farhangi and Leila Nikniaz

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:69

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  7. The current work examined experiences of Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQOL) among older adults with a diagnosis of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) over time compared to those without a diagnoses DM.

    Authors: Seyed Morteza Shamshirgaran, Christine Stephens, Fiona Alpass and Nayyereh Aminisani

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:32

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  8. Growing evidence suggests that leptin is critical for glycemic control. Impaired leptin signaling may also contribute to low adiponectin expression in obese individuals. We assessed the association of leptin a...

    Authors: Aurelian Bidulescu, Paul C. Dinh Jr, Shabir Sarwary, Emily Forsyth, Maya C. Luetke, David B. King, Jiankang Liu, Sharon K. Davis and Adolfo Correa

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:31

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  9. The metabolic syndrome (MetS) has shown strong associations with the hypertriglyceridemic waist (HW) phenotype. The best anthropometric indicator of MetS remains controversial. Furthermore, no studies have inv...

    Authors: Bum Ju Lee and Jong Yeol Kim

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:29

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  10. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common reason of anovulatory infertility. Environmental factor is one of the main causes of PCOS, but its contribution to ovulatory dysfunction in PCOS remains unkn...

    Authors: Bingqian Zhang, Wei Zhou, Yuhua Shi, Jun Zhang, Linlin Cui and Zi-Jiang Chen

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:19

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  11. Highly walkable neighbourhoods may increase transport-related and leisure-time physical activity and thus decrease the risk for obesity and obesity-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes (T2D).

    Authors: Nadja Kartschmit, Robynne Sutcliffe, Mark Patrick Sheldon, Susanne Moebus, Karin Halina Greiser, Saskia Hartwig, Detlef Thürkow, Ulrike Stentzel, Neeltje van den Berg, Kathrin Wolf, Werner Maier, Annette Peters, Salman Ahmed, Corinna Köhnke, Rafael Mikolajczyk, Andreas Wienke…

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:7

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  12. Several studies have shown that normal weight with central obesity (NWCO) is associated with cardiovascular disease risk factors such as hypertension, dyslipidemia and diabetes. However, the relationship betwe...

    Authors: Takako Shirasawa, Hirotaka Ochiai, Takahiko Yoshimoto, Satsue Nagahama, Akihiro Watanabe, Reika Yoshida and Akatsuki Kokaze

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:2

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Endocrine Disorders 2020 20:26

  13. The relationship between renal function and bone mineral density (BMD) is controversial. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship of renal function with BMD and osteoporosis risk in healthy post...

    Authors: Shuang Li, Junkun Zhan, Yanjiao Wang, Yi Wang, Jieyu He, Wu Huang, Zhifeng Sheng and Youshuo Liu

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:146

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  14. Body posture may be disordered by vestibular dysfunction, neurological disorders, problems with the distribution of muscle tone, brain injuries, and other dysfunctions. Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) can lead...

    Authors: Magdalena Kobylińska, Roksana Malak, Katarzyna Majewska, Andrzej Kędzia and Włodzimierz Samborski

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:137

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  15. At present, the proportion of undiagnosed diabetes in Chinese adults is as high as 15.5%. People with diabetes who are not treated and controlled in time may have various complications, such as cardiovascular ...

    Authors: Siyu Liu, Yue Gao, Yuhang Shen, Min Zhang, Jingjing Li and Pinghui Sun

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:126

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  16. Sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity (SO) have a greater impact on the elderly. This study aimed to explore whether there were sex differences in the prevalence and adverse outcomes of sarcopenia and SO in commun...

    Authors: Yanping Du, Xiaodong Wang, Hua Xie, Songbai Zheng, Xiaoqing Wu, Xiaoying Zhu, Xuemei Zhang, Sihong Xue, Huilin Li, Wei Hong, Wenjing Tang, Minmin Chen, Qun Cheng and Jianqin Sun

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:109

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  17. The relationship between thyroid nodules (TNs) and adiposity is controversial. This paper describes a cross-sectional investigation performed to determine the existence of any such relationship. To assess adip...

    Authors: Hui-xia Yang, Yu Zhong, Wei-hua Lv, Feng Zhang and Hong Yu

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:102

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  18. Diabetes Mellitus is an increasingly prevalent chronic disease characterized by the body’s inability to metabolize glucose. The objective of this study was to build an effective predictive model with high sens...

    Authors: Hang Lai, Huaxiong Huang, Karim Keshavjee, Aziz Guergachi and Xin Gao

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:101

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  19. Cholecystectomy, central obesity, and insulin resistance (IR) are established risk factors for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). We aimed to examine the relative contributions and combined association ...

    Authors: Wenzhu Yue, Xingxing Sun and Tingting Du

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:95

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  20. Thyroid dysfunction is one of the prevalent endocrine disorders. The relationship between lifestyle factors and thyroid dysfunction was not clear and some of the factors seemed paradoxical.

    Authors: Yanling Huang, Liangchun Cai, Yuanyuan Zheng, Jinxing Pan, Liantao Li, Liyao Zong, Wei Lin, Jixing Liang, Huibin Huang, Junping Wen and Gang Chen

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:83

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  21. The aim of the study was to estimate and compare the 8-year cumulative incidence of diabetes mellitus (DM) among Sami and non-Sami inhabitants of rural districts in Northern Norway.

    Authors: Ali Naseribafrouei, Bent Martin Eliassen, Marita Melhus, Johan Svartberg and Ann Ragnhild Broderstad

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:66

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  22. This study aimed to investigate the occurrence and risk factors of thyroid dysfunction (TD) in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection in Taiwan.

    Authors: Yu-Kang Chang, Yuan-Tsung Tseng, Kou-Huang Chen and Kow-Tong Chen

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:36

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  23. Diabetes mellitus is a growing cause of disease burden globally. Its management is multifaceted, and adherence to pharmacotherapy is known to play a significant role in glycaemic control. Data on medication ad...

    Authors: Leopold Ndemnge Aminde, Maxime Tindong, Calypse A. Ngwasiri, Jeannine A. Aminde, Tsi Njim, Azingala Ajua Fondong and Noah Fongwen Takah

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:35

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  24. Although snoring has been previously reported to be associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS), its interaction with body mass index(BMI) on MetS remains unclear. We aimed to examine the individual effects and ...

    Authors: Yanyan Li, Qian Gao, Lu Li, Yanan Shen, Qing Lu, Jianjun Huang, Chenming Sun, Hui Wang, Nan Qiao, Cong Wang, Haixia Zhang and Tong Wang

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:28

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  25. Diabetes-related lower limb amputations (LLA) are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Although the incidence has decreased over the past two decades in most High-Income Countries, the situatio...

    Authors: Osei Sarfo-Kantanka, Fred Stephen Sarfo, Ishmael Kyei, Charles Agyemang and Jean Claude Mbanya

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2019 19:27

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  26. Random glucose is widely measured in epidemiological studies and in the clinical setting when standardized fasting protocols and oral glucose tolerance testing or HbA1c measuring are not feasible. The relationshi...

    Authors: Jens Baumert, Christin Heidemann, Rebecca Paprott, Yong Du and Christa Scheidt-Nave

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:95

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  27. Proinsulin connecting peptide (C-Peptide) is a marker of the beta-cell function and has been considered a marker of insulin resistance whose evidence suggests were associated with cardiovascular mortality. Our...

    Authors: Romildo Luiz Monteiro Andrade, Denise P. Gigante, Isabel Oliveira de Oliveira and Bernardo Lessa Horta

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:80

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  28. Subclinical hypothyroidism is common in older people and its contribution to health and disease needs to be elucidated further. Observational and clinical trial data on the clinical effects of subclinical hypo...

    Authors: R. S. Du Puy, I. Postmus, D. J. Stott, M. R. Blum, R. K. E. Poortvliet, W. P. J. Den Elzen, R. P. Peeters, B. C. van Munster, B. H. R. Wolffenbuttel, R. G. J. Westendorp, P. M. Kearney, I. Ford, S. Kean, C. M. Messow, T. Watt, J. W. Jukema…

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:67

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  29. Insulin and insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 coupled with growth hormone helps control timing of sexual maturation. Mutations and variants in multiple genes are associated with development or reduced risk of...

    Authors: Hua-Pin Chang, Shun-Fa Yang, Shu-Li Wang and Pen-Hua Su

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:66

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  30. To investigate the effect of a mildly elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration between 2.5 and 4.0 mIU/L during the first trimester on pregnancy outcomes in thyroid peroxydase antibody (TPOAb)-...

    Authors: Ping Li, Shuo Lin, Ling Li, Jinhui Cui, Shuisheng Zhou and Jianhui Fan

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:64

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  31. Vitamin D deficiency is pandemic while resources available to measure 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) are limited. The present study aimed to verify whether sun exposure measured by a structured questionnaire coul...

    Authors: Fernanda Barros Bittar, Charlles H. M. Castro and Vera Lúcia Szejnfeld

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:44

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  32. Diabetic foot is one of the most significant and devastating complication of diabetes. The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of diabetic foot syndrome (DFS) and the associated risk factors a...

    Authors: S. P. Vibha, Muralidhar M. Kulkarni, A. B. Kirthinath Ballala, Asha Kamath and G. Arun Maiya

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:43

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  33. Obesity and diabetes mellitus, or diabetes, are independently associated with post-ischemic stroke outcomes (e.g., functional disability and all-cause mortality). Although obesity and diabetes are also associated...

    Authors: Colleen Bauza, Sharon D. Yeatts, Keith Borg, Gayenell Magwood, Renee’ H. Martin, Anbesaw Selassie and Marvella E. Ford

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:40

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  34. Screening for risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is an important public health issue. Previous studies report that fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and triglyceride (TG)-related indices, such as lipid accumul...

    Authors: Joung-Won Lee, Nam-Kyoo Lim and Hyun-Young Park

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:33

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  35. Thyroid hormones are known to have direct and indirect effects on metabolism. Individuals with metabolic syndrome, a disease that is growing in incidence at a rapid rate, are at higher risk for cardiovascular ...

    Authors: Jieun Jang, Youngsook Kim, Jaeyong Shin, Sang Ah Lee, Young Choi and Eun-Cheol Park

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:29

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  36. Recent epidemiological studies have suggested inverse associations between vitamin D status and metabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes (T2DM). The aim of this study was to examine whether a higher serum ...

    Authors: Danting Li, Haoche Wei, Hongmei Xue, Jieyi Zhang, Mengxue Chen, Yunhui Gong and Guo Cheng

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:25

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  37. The aim of this study was to quantify the association of Val109Asp polymorphism of intelectin 1 (ITLN1) gene with the abdominal obesity (AO) in Kyrgyz population.

    Authors: Jainagul Isakova, Elnura Talaibekova, Denis Vinnikov, Nazira Aldasheva, Erkin Mirrakhimov and Almaz Aldashev

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:15

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  38. Many studies have reported associations between estrogen receptor (ER) gene polymorphisms and postmenopausal osteoporosis (PMOP) risk and bone mineral density (BMD), but the results are controversial. The aim ...

    Authors: Heping Zhu, Jiannong Jiang, Qiang Wang, Jun Zong, Liang Zhang, Tieliang Ma, Youjia Xu and Leiyan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:11

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  39. Although current beta cell replacement therapy is effective in stabilizing glycemic control in highly selected patients with refractory type 1 diabetes, many hurdles are inherent to this and other donor-based ...

    Authors: Klemens Wallner, Rene G. Pedroza, Isaac Awotwe, James M. Piret, Peter A. Senior, A. M. James Shapiro and Christopher McCabe

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:6

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  40. The association between thyroid nodules and adiposity remains controversial. We performed a cross-sectional, community-based study to examine whether thyroid nodules are associated with overweight and obesity,...

    Authors: Bin Song, Zhihua Zuo, Juan Tan, Jianjin Guo, Weiping Teng, Yibing Lu and Chao Liu

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2018 18:3

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  41. We investigated how four aspects of socio-demography influence the effectiveness of an intervention with structured personal diabetes care on long-term outcomes.

    Authors: Andreas Heltberg, Volkert Siersma, John Sahl Andersen, Christina Ellervik, Henrik Brønnum-Hansen, Jakob Kragstrup and Niels de Fine Olivarius

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:75

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  42. The metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a combination of unfavourable health factors which includes abdominal obesity, dyslipidaemia, elevated blood pressure and impaired fasting glucose. Earlier studies have reporte...

    Authors: Bruce H. R. Wolffenbuttel, Hanneke J. C. M. Wouters, Sandra N. Slagter, Robert P. van Waateringe, Anneke C. Muller Kobold, Jana V. van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, Thera P. Links and Melanie M. van der Klauw

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:65

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  43. Adrenal crisis (AC) occurs in various clinical conditions but previous epidemiological studies in AC are limited to chronic adrenal insufficiency (AI) and sepsis. The aim of this study was to investigate chara...

    Authors: Masahiro Iwasaku, Maki Shinzawa, Shiro Tanaka, Kimihiko Kimachi and Koji Kawakami

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:58

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  44. The increasing prevalence of diabetes is leading to a rise of eye diseases, augmenting the risk of sight-threatening complications. The aim of this study was to evaluate prevalence, awareness and practices reg...

    Authors: Lazaros Konstantinidis, Tania Carron, Eva de Ancos, Léonie Chinet, Isabelle Hagon-Traub, Emilie Zuercher and Isabelle Peytremann-Bridevaux

    Citation: BMC Endocrine Disorders 2017 17:56

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