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Carla Scaroni, Nora M Albiger, Serena Palmieri, Davide Iacuaniello, Chiara Graziadio, Luca Damiani, Marialuisa Zilio, Antonio Stigliano, Annamaria Colao, Rosario Pivonello and the Altogether to Beat Cushing’s Syndrome (ABC) study group

, hirsutism, and round face, but no evidence of proximal myopathy or reddish purple striae). She was overweight (BMI 28 kg/m 2 , with a waist circumference of 92 cm), with high blood pressure (140/90 mmHg). Laboratory findings revealed high levels of serum

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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

and stroke and 43% have metabolic syndrome ( 4 , 5 , 6 ). Although the increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and T2DM is, in part, due to many women with PCOS being overweight, the increased risk is also associated with the high levels of

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Anette Lundqvist, Herbert Sandström and Torbjörn Bäckström

multiparous women. In Sweden, the proportion of women who are overweight or obese (BMI 25 or more) at enrolment in antenatal care has increased from 25% in 1992 to nearly 38% in 2012. In 2013, 25% of all pregnant women in maternal care were overweight and 13

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Shilpa Lingaiah, Laure Morin-Papunen, Terhi Piltonen, Inger Sundström-Poromaa, Elisabet Stener-Victorin and Juha S Tapanainen

lean and overweight/obese women with PCOS ( 12 ), while one study revealed higher RBP4 levels only in obese women with PCOS ( 13 ). In contrast, lower levels of RBP4 have been reported in lean women with PCOS ( 14 ) whereas other investigators have

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Anru Wang, Xueqin Yan, Cai Zhang, Caiqi Du, Wenjun Long, Di Zhan and Xiaoping Luo

) reported that circulating FGF1 levels decreased in obese/overweight adults. Furthermore, serum FGF1 level positively correlated with BMI, WC and waist-to-hip ratio in T2DM adults, but reversely correlated with BMI in obese/overweight subjects ( 7 , 8

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Mardia López-Alarcón, Jessie N Zurita-Cruz, Alonso Torres-Rodríguez, Karla Bedia-Mejía, Manuel Pérez-Güemez, Leonel Jaramillo-Villanueva, Mario E Rendón-Macías, Jose R Fernández and Patricia Martínez-Maroñas

dispositional mindfulness was associated with subjective stress, but not with cortisol response ( 22 ). Later, Shomaker et al ., with an intervention design, found that a mindfulness program decreased depressive symptoms and insulin resistance in overweight

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Shane M Regnier, Andrew G Kirkley, Daniel Ruiz, Wakanene Kamau, Qian Wu, Kurunthachalam Kannan and Robert M Sargis

Introduction Global metabolic health has deteriorated dramatically over the last several decades with the emergence of the obesity and diabetes epidemics. Nearly 69% of the U.S. population is now overweight, with 35% currently obese ( 1 ) and

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Li Li, Qifa Song and Xi Yang

Introduction In the past 40 years, a dramatic increase in the overweight and obese population has been seen globally. The potential adverse effects of obesity include insulin resistance and possible insufficient insulin secretion due to the

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Giorgio Bedogni, Andrea Mari, Alessandra De Col, Sofia Tamini, Amalia Gastaldelli and Alessandro Sartorio

obese children, should be testing for its existence on cross-sections including normal-weight, overweight and not severely obese children in addition to severely obese children. An even better option would be to study cohorts of children losing and

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Henrik Falhammar, Hedi Claahsen-van der Grinten, Nicole Reisch, Jolanta Slowikowska-Hilczer, Anna Nordenström, Robert Roehle, Claire Bouvattier, Baudewijntje P C Kreukels, Birgit Köhler and on behalf of the dsd-LIFE group

variables were evaluated: body mass index (BMI) (overweight 25–29.9 and obesity ≥30 kg/m 2 ); waist/hip ratio (central obesity ≥0.8 in females and ≥0.9 in males, respectively); hypertension (blood pressure >140/90 mmHg); type 2 diabetes; dyslipidaemia and