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...

ea0016p514 | Obesity | ECE2008

Relationship among stress, weight gain and the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis

Marconi Valentina , Vicennati Valentina , Corvaglia Stefania , Zampighi Adria , Agostino Romina Di , Pasquali Renato

The aim of this study was: 1) to determine whether there is a correlation between a stressful event, such as the mourning, the hyperactivity of HPA axis, and the fast weight gain 2) to assess whether there is a specific parameter that can predict the susceptibility of individuals to develop metabolic syndrome following a stressful event. We investigated 80 obese women, aged between 23 and 67 years; each subject underwent a clinical evaluation, an OGTT and biochemical, metaboli...