Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0035p1047 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ECE2014

Study of thyroid function during pregnancy in a random population of Northern Greece

Kourtis Anargyros , Xanthopoulou Eleni , Makedou Kali , Slavakis Aristides , Mane Vasileia , Rakintzi Pantelitsa , Delkos Dimitrios , Rousso David

It is well established that overt maternal hypothyroidism and subclinical hypothyroidism may be associated with an adverse outcomes for both the mother and offspring. Therefore, maternal hypothyroidism should be early diagnosed and treated.Aim: The present study was designed in order to investigate thyroid function in the three trimesters of pregnancy, according to the recently updated guidelines.Materials and methods: One hundred ...

ea0022p339 | Diabetes | ECE2010

Maternal obesity and gestational diabetes mellitus

Kourtis Anargyros , Giomisi Athina , Makedou Kali , Mouzaki Maria , Kalogiannidis Ioannis , Traianos Alexandros , Prapas Nikolaos , Agorastos Theodoros

Objective: Numerous studies have reported an increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among women who are overweight or obese compared with lean or normal-weight women. Obesity contributes to multiple health problems during pregnancy and predisposes a woman to develop GDM. Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of >30. Overweight is defined as a BMI of 25.0–29.9 and normal weight is defined as a BMI 20–24.9. The aim of the present study was to...

ea0022p342 | Diabetes | ECE2010

Lipid profile in women with gestational diabetes mellitus

Kourtis Anargyros , Makedou Kali , Giomisi Athina , Mouzaki Maria , Masoura Sofia , Goutzioulis Antonios , Prapas Nikolaos , Agorastos Theodoros

Background-aim: Increased serum cholesterol and triglycerides levels may have a role in the development of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and its complications. This study was designed in order to provide a description of lipids profile by gestational age during pregnancy.Subjects and methods: We studied 211 women from the outpatient clinic of metabolic disorders in pregnancy. These women were ordered to perform the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT...

ea0022p794 | Thyroid | ECE2010

Prevalence of undiagnosed thyroid disease in pregnancy

Kourtis Anargyros , Makedou Kali , Giomisi Athina , Mouzaki Maria , Slavakis Aristides , Kalogiannidis Ioannis , Prapas Nikolaos , Agorastos Theodoros

Background-aim: Normal thyroid function during pregnancy is critical for fetal development. Deficient maternal thyroid hormone levels are associated with impaired neuropsychological development in childhood, premature birth, preeclampsia and fetal mortality. Conversely, excessive maternal thyroid levels have been linked to fetal loss, disturbed fetal growth, preeclampsia and preterm delivery. Recent consensus guidelines do not advocate universal thyroid function screening duri...

ea0016p592 | Paediatric endocrinology | ECE2008

Kinetic study of ldl oxidation in female progeny with positive family history of cardiovascular diseases and/or hyperlipidemia

Makedou Kali , Kourtis Anargyros , Hitoglou Areti , Iliadis Christos , Vavatsi-Christaki Norma , Papageorgiou Georgios

Aim: The present study was designed in order to investigate the lipid profile, as well as LDL oxidizability in vitro, of female progeny (girls and young women) with positive family history of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and/or hyperlipidemia.Patients and methods: In the present study, 30 healthy female subjects were recruited, aged 3 to 30 years old (mean±S.D. 14.4±8.02 years old). These subjects were progeny of families...

ea0073aep804 | Late Breaking | ECE2021

Effects of Christian Orthodox versus intermittent fasting on plasma irisin concentrations in overweight adults

Karras Spyridon , Koufakis Theocharis , Adamidou Lilian , Dimakopoulos Georgios , Karalazou Paraskevi , Thisiadou Katerina , Makedou Kali , Kotsa Kalliopi

Irisin is an adipomyokine produced during physical activity and implicated in the browning of adipose tissue. Existing evidence suggests an inverse relationship between irisin plasma levels and adverse metabolic outcomes; however, the exact impact of diet on irisin levels remains unclear. We aimed to assess the effects of two dietary patterns, Christian Orthodox fasting (OF) and 16:8 time-restricted eating (TRE), on irisin concentrations among overweight, metabolically healthy...

ea0070ep562 | Hot topics (including COVID-19) | ECE2020

A comparative evaluation of late effects of Orthodox religious fasting vs time restricted eating on metabolic profiles of overweight adults

Karras Spyridon , Koufakis Theocharis , Adamidou Lilian , Grammatiki Maria , Polyzos Stergios , Karalazou Paraskevi , Thisiadou Katerina , Zebekakis Pantelis , Makedou Kali , Kotsa Kalliopi

Background: Previous research has demonstrated positive effects of Orthodox fasting (OF) and time restricted eating (TRE) on body weight (BW). However, little is known about the late, metabolic effects of the two diets.Methods: 29 overweight adults followed a hypocaloric diet based on OF. A hypocaloric, TRE plan (eating between 08:00 to 16:00 h) was followed by 16 BW-matched participants. Anthropometric, glycemic and inflammation markers and serum lipids...

ea0032p370 | Diabetes | ECE2013

Serum vaspin levels in women with and without gestational diabetes mellitus during pregnancy and postpartum

Gkiomisi Athina , Makedou Kali , Anastasilakis Athanasios , Polyzos Stergios , Kourtis Anargyros , Gerou Spyridon , Gavana Elpida , Dagklis Themistoklis , Rousso David , Giannoulis Charalambos

Although vaspin is regarded an insulin-sensitizing adipokine, its role in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is currently unknown. We aimed to evaluate serum vaspin levels and their correlation with insulin resistance in women with and without GDM. Forty-four women with GDM (GDM Group 20 managed with diet only (GDM-diet) and 24 with diet plus insulin (GDM-insulin)) and 44 age-matched pregnant women with normal glucose tolerance (control group) were studied. Serum glucose, lip...

ea0073aep274 | Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition | ECE2021

Sex-specific variations in lipid concentrations following a low-fat diet are mediated by vitamin D status: a 12-week prospective dietary intervention study among Christian Orthodox fasters

Karras Spyridon , Koufakis Theocharis , Adamidou Lilian , Dimakopoulos Georgios , Karalazou Paraskevi , Thisiadou Katerina , Bais Alkiviadis , Tzotzas Themistoklis , Makedou Kali , Manthou Eleni , Kotsa Kalliopi

BackgroundOrthodox religious fasting (OF) is a variation of the classical Mediterranean Diet during which meat and other animal products are restricted, whereas fish are occasionally and sea food are always allowed. The aim of this prospective study was to assess sex-specific differences in changes of lipid concentrations in a cohort of metabolically healthy adults following OF and investigate a potential role of vitamin D status in mediating these varia...