Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0049ep313 | Cardiovascular Endocrinology and Lipid Metabolism | ECE2017

Vitamin D levels in obese adults and cardiovascular risk

Domingues Andreia , Oliveira Bruno , Correia Flora

Introduction: The prevalence of vitamin D deficiency is high, and yet still little recognized and treated. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide and the emergence of evidence with the link suggesting an association between vitamin D deficiency and cardiovascular risk (CVR), it is pertinent to better understand this association.Objective: This study aimed to relate the levels of 25 (OH) D in obese patients wit...

ea0016p567 | Obesity | ECE2008

Hyperandrogenism in pre- and post-menopausal obese women

Ferreira Joana , Souto Selma , Oliveira Ana , Freitas Paula , Correia Flora , Varela Ana , Carvalho Davide , Medina Jose Luis

Introduction: Obesity has been associated with increased androgenicity in women, however there are conflicting data on this subject. Objectives: To determine whether any androgen is independently related to body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) or age. To access if there is an association between elevated plasma androgen levels and the presence of either morbid obesity or metabolic syndrome (MS).Design and Methods: A total of 148 obese women we...

ea0016p815 | Thyroid | ECE2008

Prevalence of primary hypothyroidism in an obese population

Souto Selma , Mesquita Joana , Oliveira Ana , Freitas Paula , Correia Flora , Varela Ana , Carvalho Davide , Medina Jose Luis , Braga D

A positive association between thyrotropin (TSH) secretion and body-mass index (BMI) was previously reported. There are many studies concerning thyroid function in obesity, and some of them describe higher TSH levels in obese subjects.Evaluation of the hypothyroidism prevalence in a sample of obese women in their first obesity appointment at Hospital São João.Anthropometric variables and serum levels of TSH, free triiodot...

ea0020p503 | Obesity and Metabolism | ECE2009

Metabolically healthy but obese individuals

Mesquita Joana , Souto Selma , Varela Ana , Freitas Paula , Matos Maria Joao , Ferreira Miguel , Correia Flora , Braga Daniel , Carvalho Davide , Medina Jose Luis

Introduction: Obesity is a heterogenous disorder. One of its subtypes that has been recently described is termed the metabolically healthy, but obese (MHO) individuals. Preliminary evidence suggests that this could be due to lower visceral fat levels and earlier onset of obesity.Objectives: To determine the prevalence of MHO in a sample of obese patients. To evaluate whether body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) are...

ea0041ep793 | Obesity | ECE2016

Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome – longitudinal outcomes and improvement predictors after bariatric surgery

Bettencourt-Silva Rita , Magalhaes Daniela , Souteiro Pedro , Sergio Neves Joao , Castro Oliveira Sofia , Manuel Costa Maria , Saavedra Ana , Bettencourt-Silva Marilia , Almeida Leonor , Drummond Marta , Queiros Joana , Varela Ana , Freitas Paula , Correia Flora , Carvalho Davide , AMTCO group Davide

Background: Bariatric surgery has been associated with a decrease in multiple obesity-related comorbidities including obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSA). This study aims to access the OSA evolution in obese patients who underwent bariatric surgery.Methods: Retrospective longitudinal study of a population of obese patients who underwent bariatric surgery between January/2010 and July/2014 in our centre. Only patients who have undergone polysomnograph...

ea0026p720 | Diabetes (epidemiology, pathophysiology) | ECE2011

Diagnostic criteria for glucose homeostasis abnormalities in obese patients: are there any differences?

Mesquita J , Rodrigues P , Nogueira C , Belo S , Esteves C , Matos M J , Varela A , Freitas P , Queiros Joana , Correia Flora , Oliveira Bruno , Ferreira de Almeida Manuel , Guimaraes Joao Tiago , Medina Jose Luis , Carvalho Davide

Introduction: The course of type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is insidious and, before its development, other glucose homeostasis abnormalities can be detected: impaired fasting glucose (IFG), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and elevation of HbA1c.Aims: To compare the prevalence of glucose homeostasis abnormalities in obese patients, using diagnostic criteria of American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2009, ADA 2010 and International Diabetes Federation (IDF) 2...

ea0041ep817 | Obesity | ECE2016

Effects of bariatric surgery on blood pressure of non-hypertensive obese patients

Neves Joao Sergio , Oliveira Sofia Castro , Souteiro Pedro , Bettencourt-Silva Rita , Magalhaes Daniela , Costa Maria Manuel , Saavedra Ana , Oliveira Joana , Cunha Filipe , Lau Eva , Esteves Cesar , Belo Sandra , Santos Ana Cristina , Freitas Paula , Varela Ana , Queiros Joana , Correia Flora , Carvalho Davide , Amtco Grupo

Introduction: Increased blood pressure (BP) above >115/75 mmHg presents an independent association with cardiovascular events. Although there is a clear benefit of bariatric surgery on BP of hypertensive patients, the impact in non-hypertensive patients remains largely unknown. Therefore, the aim of our work was to evaluate the impact of bariatric surgery on BP of non-hypertensive obese patients.Methods: We evaluated a cohort of 224 non-hypertensive ...