Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0032p772 | Obesity | ECE2013

Moderating role of cognitive ability on the obesity: inflammation: insulin resistance triplet

Spyridaki Eirini , Margioris Andrew , Simos Panagiotis , Avgoustinaki Pavlina , Dermitzaki Eirini

Obesity, the condition resulting from excess of body fat, is often accompanied by chronic low-grade levels of inflammation. These have been strongly associated with the development of insulin resistance (IR). Elevated BMI has also been linked to reduced cognitive performance, especially in executive functions, independently of medical co-morbidities.Aim of this research is to investigate whether higher cognitive resources may present a moderating, ‘...

ea0032p781 | Obesity | ECE2013

Circulating adiponectin as marker of obesity-induced chronic low grade inflammation

Dermitzaki Eirine , Avgoustinaki Pavlina , Venihaki Maria , Tsatsanis Christos , Margioris Andrew

Introduction: Obesity lowers adiponectin levels. Adiponectin has anti-inflammatory effects. It has been suggested that the lower levels of adiponectin in obesity results in chronic low grade inflammation (CLGI). Aim of this study was to examine if plasma adiponectin is a valid marker of CLGI in normal weight, overweight and obese individuals. In addition, we also assessed adiponectin as marker of body fat and insulin resistanceMethods: We measured adipon...