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Aasem Saif, Shrook Mousa, Maha Assem, Nashwa Tharwat and Alaa Abdelhamid

results of Halcox et al . who demonstrated that systemic endothelial function was related to progression of preclinical carotid arterial disease and was more strongly related to CIMT changes than traditional risk factors ( 18 ). In a meta-analysis of 27

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Marco Marino, Valentina Cirello, Valentina Gnarini, Carla Colombo, Elisa Pignatti, Livio Casarini, Chiara Diazzi, Vincenzo Rochira, Katia Cioni, Bruno Madeo, Cesare Carani, Manuela Simoni and Laura Fugazzola

39 175 – 191 . ( doi:10.3758/BF03193146 ). 24 Chen HF Hu TT Zheng XY Li MQ Luo MH Yao YX Chen Q Yu SY . Association between miR-146a rs2910164 polymorphism and autoimmune diseases susceptibility: a meta-analysis . Gene 2013 521

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Julie M Silverstein

, as was demonstrated by the results of a meta-analysis study in acromegaly (16) . However, with the advent of more sensitive assays to detect GH and IGF1 levels, more stringent definitions of biochemical control in patients with acromegaly have been

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Eliana Piantanida, Daniela Gallo, Giovanni Veronesi, Eugenia Dozio, Eugenia Trotti, Adriana Lai, Silvia Ippolito, Jessica Sabatino, Maria Laura Tanda, Antonio Toniolo, Marco Ferrario and Luigi Bartalena

mortality: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials . Archives of Internal Medicine 2007 167 1730 – 1737 . ( doi:10.1001/archinte.167.16.1730 ) 10.1001/archinte.167.16.1730 17846391 7 Holick MF. The vitamin D deficiency pandemic

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Julia Kubiak, Per Medbøe Thorsby, Elena Kamycheva and Rolf Jorde

processes ( 1 ). Low serum 25(OH)D levels have additionally been related to numerous diseases, including cardiovascular disease (CVD) and their risk factors ( 2 ). Thus, a meta-analysis of 19 prospective studies focusing on the relation between vitamin D

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Ann-Kristin Picke, Graeme Campbell, Nicola Napoli, Lorenz C Hofbauer and Martina Rauner

type I C-terminal telopeptide (CTX) are reported to have either increased or decreased in T2DM cohorts (reviewed in 60 ). A meta-analysis of 66 studies however revealed an overall low bone turnover with low levels of CTX in diabetic patients ( 13 ). In

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Dorte Glintborg, Magda Lambaa Altinok, Pernille Ravn, Kurt Bjerregaard Stage, Kurt Højlund and Marianne Andersen

(<2500 g) ( 13 ). Included men were insulin resistant and had high cortisol levels ( 13 ). In women, low birth weight increased the risk of elevated adrenal activity and development of PCOS ( 14 ). A meta-analysis found improved glycemic control in

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R Perchard, L Magee, A Whatmore, F Ivison, P Murray, A Stevens, M Z Mughal, S Ehtisham, J Campbell, S Ainsworth, M Marshall, M Bone, I Doughty and P E Clayton

seasonality was eliminated with a vitamin D-fortified diet ( 16 ). In a systematic review and meta-analysis conducted by Zipitis and coworkers ( 17 ), the risk of T1D was significantly reduced in individuals who had received cholecalciferol in early infancy

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Mubashir Mulla and Klaus-Martin Schulte

’ values. A recent meta-analysis by Wu et al . (40) looked at the accuracy of US in the detection of metastatic LN. They provide ‘pooled sensitivity’ figures of 0.72 and 0.63 for patient- and region-based LND respectively. This pooled sensitivity is

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M A Webb, H Mani, S J Robertson, H L Waller, D R Webb, C L Edwardson, D H Bodicoat, T Yates, K Khunti and M J Davies

that PA reduces expression of CD14+ and CD16 positive monocytes cells which are potent producers of inflammatory cytokines ( 29 ). Whilst a plethora of reports have shown an increased risk of CVD and T2DM with PCOS, meta-analysis has not detected an