Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0056p511 | Diabetes therapy | ECE2018

Effects of opuntia ficus-indica plant extract ingestion on glucose and insulin plasma levels during oral glucose tolerance test

Christou Maria , Markozannes Georgios , Tigas Stelios

Background: Cladodes of the nopal opuntia streptacantha (prickly-pear cactus) have been traditionally used for the treatment of diabetes in Mexico. Limited data from studies in experimental animals and humans with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes (DM2), have shown promising antihyperglycemic effects using plant extracts of the streptacantha and ficus-indica opuntia species. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of opuntia ficus-indica<...

ea0049ep1172 | Male Reproduction | ECE2017

Effects of anabolic androgenic steroids on the reproductive system of athletes

Christou Maria , Christou Panagiota , Markozannes Georgios , Tsatsoulis Agathocles , Mastorakos George , Tigas Stelios

Background: Anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) are widely used to improve performance and/or enhance appearance. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of AAS on the reproductive system of athletes.Methods: An electronic literature search was conducted, using the databases MEDLINE, CENTRAL, Scopus and Google Scholar. Studies including AAS use in any type, dose, form or duration of intake were included in the review. Main outcomes were AAS effects...

ea0090p324 | Calcium and Bone | ECE2023

Non-genetic, non-pharmacologic risk factors for osteoporosis: an umbrella review of observational studies

Christou Maria , Markozannes Georgios , Christou Evangelos , Oei Ling , Tigas Stelios , Cianferotti Luisella , Goulis Dimitrios , Karasik David , Makitie Outi , Rivadeneira Fernando , Kiel Douglas , Ntzani Evangelia

Introduction: Osteoporosis is a prevalent skeletal disease associated with increased fracture risk, morbidity, and mortality. Several meta-analyses have investigated the association between non-genetic, non-pharmacologic factors and osteoporosis risk.Purpose: We aimed to perform an umbrella review of the literature to systematically evaluate the available evidence.Methods: Meta-analyses of observational studies evaluating the assoc...