Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0016p513 | Obesity | ECE2008

Prevalence and characterization of metabolic syndrome (MS) in different classes of obesity and related endocrine factors

Genghini Silvia , Vicennati Valentina , Zampighi Adria , Corvaglia Stefania , Pasquali Renato

The aim of study was to evaluate in a group of obese women the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome, defined accordingly to the International Diabetes Federation, of single factors of the syndrome and the correlations with endocrine factors. We evaluated 351 women, 262 overweight-obese and 89 normal weight controls, which underwent physical, biochemical and hormonal evaluation. The prevalence of MS in obese and overweight subjects was 62.3%; the prevalence increased significan...

ea0016p510 | Obesity | ECE2008

Daily and nightly urinary free cortisol ratio as a marker of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity in abdominal obesity

Agostinio Romina Di , Vicennati Valentina , Pagotto Uberto , Genghini Silvia , Ambrosi Bruno , Maccario Mauro , Uberti Ettore Degli , Boscaro Marco , Cavagnini Francesco , Mantero Franco , Armanini Decio , Vettor Roberto , Marugo Mario , Pasquali Renato

Abdominal obesity (AO) might have a hyperactivation of the HPA axis but previous studies are limited by the small and heterogeneous number of patients investigated. The aim of this study was to evaluate urinary free cortisol (UFC) output during daily and nightly hours in a large cohort of AO women versus normal weight controls (CT). 107 AO women and 37 CT women were enrolled in this study; all subjects underwent a complete physical examination, an OGTT and biochemical determin...