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Kristin Ottarsdottir, Margareta Hellgren, David Bock, Anna G Nilsson and Bledar Daka

different cohorts including men and women, respectively, suggesting a causal effect. The mechanism behind the association between SHGB and type 2 diabetes is not fully understood, but may be mediated through insulin resistance ( 5 ). In a meta-analysis

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Huguette S Brink, Aart Jan van der Lely and Joke van der Linden

( 46 ). A systematic review and meta-analysis of adiponectin concentrations in 560 GD patients and 781 controls underlined a significantly decreased adiponectin level in GD patients vs controls ( 45 ). However, it must be noted that results are in light

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K Amrein, A Papinutti, E Mathew, G Vila and D Parekh

. Vitamin D deficiency as a risk factor for infection, sepsis and mortality in the critically ill: systematic review and meta-analysis. Critical Care 2014 18 660 . ( ) 19 Parekh D Patel JM Scott A Lax S

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Kristine Zøylner Swan, Steen Joop Bonnema, Marie Louise Jespersen and Viveque Egsgaard Nielsen

the clinical applicability of thyroid SWE even more. In a smaller study, but in line with our results, Bardet et al . ( 32 ) found no difference in EI between 110 benign and 21 malignant nodules with indeterminate cytology. Moreover, a recent meta-analysis

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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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Mauricio Alvarez, Oswaldo Rincón Sierra, Ginna Saavedra and Sergio Moreno

, 19 , 20 , 21 ). A recently published meta-analysis found that the use of metformin is a risk factor for vitamin B12 deficiency in diabetic patients ( 22 ). Previous studies have indicated prevalence rates of vitamin B12 deficiency ranging from 5 to

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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