Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0065p222 | Metabolism and Obesity | SFEBES2019

FSH levels are adversely associated with markers of regional adiposity in postmenopausal women

Armeni Eleni , Augoulea Areti , Rizos Demetrios , Kaparos George , Panoulis Konstantinos , Lambrinoudaki Irene

Background: A growing body of evidence reports implications of a direct extra-gonadal effect of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), involving the development of obesity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between traditional and local obesity indices and FSH concentrations in women after menopause.Methods: We evaluated a total of 420 postmenopausal women in a cross-sectional design (age 55.6±6.5 years, BMI were 25.8±4.0 kg/m...

ea0067o22 | Oral Presentations | EYES2019

Anthropometric and hormonal predictors of metabolic obesity phenotypes in menopause

Armeni Eleni , Augoulea Areti , Rizos Demetrios , Kaparos George , Soureti Anastasia , Karagouni Iliana , Apostolakis Michail , Lambrinoudaki Irene

Objective: Aiming to identify individuals with more benign metabolic profile, we explored the link between anthropometric predictors as well as serum levels of sex hormones and phenotypes of metabolic health in non-obese postmenopausal women.Methods: A total of 458 non-obese (BMI <30 kg/m2) postmenopausal women (age 55.2±7.1 years, BMI=24.6±2.8 kg/m2) were retrieved from the Menopause Clinic of Aretaieio Hospital, Nati...

ea0073aep90 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2021

Fibrosis 4 score is associated with bone density measures in postmenopausal women

Armeni Eleni , Augoulea Areti , Paschou Stavroula , Palaiologou Anastasia , Kaparos Georgios , Panoulis Konstantinos , Lambrinoudaki Irene

IntroductionThe routine assessment of postmenopausal women involves screening for cardiometabolic risk factors and bone health. Evaluation of the liver function is not commonly performed, even though this could be easily performed with the use of indirect markers, such as the Fibrosis 4 score. Recent evidence supports an association between liver cirrhosis and bone turnover, affecting both the trabecular and the cortical bone. Therefore, we aimed to expl...

ea0067o26 | Oral Presentations | EYES2019

Associations between FSH levels and indices of regional and total obesity in women after menopause

Armeni Eleni , Paschou Stavroula A , Augoulea Areti , Stergiotis Stefanos , Chatzivasiliou Panagiota , Rizos Dimitrios , Kaparos George , Panoulis Konstantinos , Palaiologou Anastasia , Lambrinoudaki Irene

Objective: Recent evidence reports a controversial extra-gonadal role of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). Conflicting data support that the association between FSH and obesity might be maintained by a direct or even indirect effect to the adipose tissue. The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between FSH concentrations and various obesity indices in women after menopause.Methods: This cross-sectional study included 420 postmenopausal w...

ea0067o29 | Oral Presentations | EYES2019

MTHFR polymorphic variants are associated with the predisposition of weight loss in girls with anorexia nervosa

Augoulea Areti , Armeni Eleni , Deligeoroglou Evangelia , Economou Emmanuel , Papadimitriou Georgios , Stergioti Evgenia , Karountzos Vassilios , Tsitsika Artemis , Panoulis Konstantinos , Lambrinoudaki Irene

Objective: Differences in body weight and clinical features of typical vs atypical anorexia nervosa (A.N) might be explained by the genetic background. We aimed to evaluate the association between the subtypes of A.N. and the genetic polymorphisms of the thrombotic panel or the methyltetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene.Methods: A total of 40 adolescent girls with A.N., aged 13–19 years, were evaluated. We recorded anthropometric parameters, amen...

ea0070aep375 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2020

Predictors of metabolic disease in normal weight postmenopausal women: A cross-sectional study

Armeni Eleni , Paschou Stavroula A , Augoulea Areti , Rizos Dimitrios , Kaparos George , Palaiologou Anastasia , Soureti Anastasia , Karagouni Iliana , Apostolakis Michael , Lambrinoudaki Irene

Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate predictors of metabolic disease in normal weight postmenopausal women.Patients and Methods: This cross-sectional study included 457 non-obese postmenopausal women, recruited from the Menopause Clinic of Aretaieio Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. The diagnostic criteria of the International Diabetes Federation for the definition of Metabolic Syndrome were used, in order to classi...

ea0070aep433 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2020

Associations between FSH levels and indices of total and regional obesity in women after menopause

Armeni Eleni , Paschou Stavroula A. , Augoulea Areti , Stergiotis Stefanos , Chatzivasiliou Panagiota , Rizos Dimitrios , Kaparos George , Panoulis Konstantinos , Palaiologou Anastasia , Lambrinoudaki Irene

Introduction: Recent evidence reports a controversial extra-gonadal role of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). Conflicting data support that the association between FSH and obesity might be maintained by a direct or even indirect effect to the adipose tissue. The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between FSH concentrations and various obesity indices in women after menopause.Patients and Methods: This cross-sectional study included 420 ...

ea0070aep1090 | Hot topics (including COVID-19) | ECE2020

Climacteric symptoms and stress management techniques in peri- and early postmenopausal women

Armeni Eleni , Augoulea Areti , Palaiologou Anastasia , Christidi Foteini , Soureti Anastasia , Alexandrou Andreas , Panoulis Konstantinos , Chroussos Georgios , Zervas Ioannis , Lambrinoudaki Irene

Introduction: The hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian and/or adrenal axis as well as the autonomous nervous system affect significantly the intensity of menopausal symptoms Pre-existing levels of stress may affect the individual perception of menopausal symptoms. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a structured stress management program to reduce levels of stress and severity of climacteric symptoms, in a sample of middle-aged Greek women.Methods: The sample...

ea0073aep97 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2021

Osteoporosis and prevalent vertebral fractures are associated with insulin resistance in non-diabetic postmenopausal women

Armeni Eleni , Augoulea Areti , Paschou Stavroula , Soureti Anastasia , Kaparos Georgios , Rizos Dimitrios , Antoniou Aris , Panoulis Konstantinos , Lambrinoudaki Irene

IntroductionRecent evidence suggests a possible link between prediabetes and lower density in postmenopausal populations. Moreover, earlier data suggest a link between diagnosis of diabetes and lower levels of bone density in women after the menopausal transition. We aimed to evaluate the possible association between insulin resistance and a diagnosis of lumbar or hip osteoporosis and/or prevalent fractures of the lumbar spine. Met...

ea0073aep236 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2021

The intensity of menopausal hot flushes is associated with values of the hepatic steatosis index

Armeni Eleni , Augoulea Areti , Paschou Stavroula , Karagkouni Iliana , Mili Nikoletta , Kontou Lorena , Kaparos Georgios , Rizos Dimitrios , Panoskaltsis Theo , Lambrinoudaki Irene

IntroductionMenopausal transition is associated with an increase in the cardiovascular risk, possibly related with the sharp decrease of estrogen levels. Menopausal symptoms and more specifically hot flushes have been previously linked with an increase in cardiovascular risk. On the other hand, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is considered as another presentation of the metabolic syndrome, conferring additional cardiovascular risk to the affected indiv...