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Lijuan Fu, Jinhuan Ma, Sumei Yan, and Qijun Si

and the risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis, yet the relationships between these polymorphisms and the risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis are still inconclusive. So a meta-analysis was performed to robustly assess the associations between

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Lu Liu, Chunyan Li, Peng Yang, Jian Zhu, Dongmei Gan, Le Bu, Manna Zhang, Chunjun Sheng, Hong Li, and Shen Qu

atypical femur fracture (AFF) (12) . This study collected relevant literature on the use of ALN and the consequent incidence of AFF and utilized meta-analysis to clarify the relationship between ALN use and AFF occurrence to provide credible advice for

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Zhen-yu Song, Qiuming Yao, Zhiyuan Zhuo, Zhe Ma, and Gang Chen

explore whether circulating 25-hydroxyvitamin D level was correlated with the survival of PCa through a dose–response meta-analysis. Materials and methods Search strategy We searched PubMed and EMBASE databases from inception to July 15, 2018

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Qiu-ming Yao, Bin Wang, Xiao-fei An, Jin-an Zhang, and Liumei Ding

in men; (3) the outcomes of interest were the risk estimates of T2DM associated with total or free testosterone, such as hazard ratio (HR), relative risk (RR) and odds ratio (OR). In this meta-analysis, to make it more comprehensive, we evaluated the

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Yongli Fu, Yaowu Sun, Jiankun Zhang, and Yu Cheng

existing uncertain evidence regarding this issue using the systematic review and meta-analysis of all published literature. Methods Literature search We performed the meta-analysis following the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews

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Ozlem Atan Sahin, Damla Goksen, Aysel Ozpinar, Muhittin Serdar, and Huseyin Onay

small data sets, regarding the relative importance of polymorphisms of VDR genes Apa I, Bsm I, Fok I and Taq I. In our meta-analysis, we included a total of 9 studies comprising 1053 patients and 1017 controls that indicated statistically significant

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Xingyao Tang, Zhi-Hui Song, Dawei Wang, Jinkui Yang, Marly Augusto Cardoso, Jian-Bo Zhou, and Rafael Simó

associated with an increased risk of cognitive impairment in many studies ( 5 ). A recent meta-analysis indicated a positive association between subclinical hyperthyroidism and an increased risk of dementia among prospective cohorts, while no such

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Yusen Liu, Ruiwen Chi, Yujie Jiang, Bicheng Chen, Youli Chen, and Zengrui Chen

Supplementary Materials . Eligibility criteria and study selection Full texts of studies were included in this meta-analysis if they: (i) were cross-sectional study, case–control study, cohort study, randomized controlled trial, non-randomized controlled

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Mírian Romitti, Vitor C Fabris, Patricia K Ziegelmann, Ana Luiza Maia, and Poli Mara Spritzer

years without overt thyroid dysfunction. Hence, AITD often goes unnoticed until the onset of hypothyroidism later in life ( 29 ). Furthermore, a recent meta-analysis has demonstrated that the presence of subclinical hypothyroidism in PCOS women produces

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Weidi Wang, Lingjun Kong, Hongkun Guo, and Xiangjin Chen

% CI. A P value of less than 0.05 was considered as statistically significant in the present meta-analysis. I 2 > 50% was regarded to indicate significant heterogeneity, where random-effects model would be used. Otherwise, fixed-effects model would