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Series: Frontiers of Hormone Research
Volume: 53
Published: 16 October 2019
10.1159/000494901
EISBN: 978-3-318-06471-1
... Abstract Adipose tissue is an important target of androgen action in humans. Androgens exert important effects on adipose tissue biology, including fat mass expansion and distribution, insulin signalling and lipid metabolism. In conditions of female androgen excess such as polycystic ovary...
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Series: World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics
Volume: 118
Published: 24 April 2018
10.1159/000484470
EISBN: 978-3-318-06253-3
..., such as environmental degradation, distorted production in favor of export crops, economic crisis, and a poor education system. This paper is concerned with the question how vulnerable female-headed households in rural areas of Kyrgyzstan may improve their own food security situation and increase agricultural...
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Series: Monographs in Human Genetics
Volume: 21
Published: 11 September 2017
10.1159/000477275
EISBN: 978-3-318-06098-0
... Abstract Male and female infertility affects close to 50 million couples worldwide according to a recent World Health Organization estimate. Many of the 25-30% of couples with idiopathic infertility likely have a genetic etiology for their condition. Next-generation sequencing has identified...
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Series: Endocrine Development
Volume: 29
Published: 22 December 2015
10.1159/000438840
EISBN: 978-3-318-02789-1
... in the timing of puberty. The Polycomb group (PcG) of transcriptional silencers appears to be a major component of the repressive arm of this mechanism. PcG proteins prevent the premature initiation of female puberty by silencing the Kiss1 gene in kisspeptin neurons of the arcuate nucleus (ARC...
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Series: Endocrine Development
Volume: 29
Published: 22 December 2015
10.1159/000438892
EISBN: 978-3-318-02789-1
... for endometrial maturation and rejection. Thereby, HRT in young females needs to consider three major parts: first, very low prepubertal E replacement therapy (ERT), followed by low E doses to promote onset of pubertal growth and initiation of secondary sexual characteristics, and lastly increased E doses...
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Series: Current Problems in Dermatology
Volume: 47
Published: 26 February 2015
10.1159/000369404
EISBN: 978-3-318-02775-4
... Abstract Female pattern hair loss, or female pattern androgenetic alopecia, is a nonscarring alopecia with a multi-factorial etiology that mostly affects postmenopausal women and is characterized by a reduction in hair density over the crown and frontal scalp. The clinical picture...
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Series: Key Issues in Mental Health
Volume: 178
Published: 01 February 2013
10.1159/000342017
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9989-4
... Abstract The chapter provides a brief overview of the size of the female refugee and migrant population and describes the various reasons lying behind the decisions to leave the country of origin in relation to gender. The premigratory factors that may contribute to mental and physical health...
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Series: Medicine and Sport Science
Volume: 59
Published: 17 October 2012
10.1159/000341968
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9993-1
... mass and decreasing fat mass) under energy balance and hypoenergetic conditions. These dairy nutrients are also essential for skeletal health. Acutely, no study of RE and milk/whey consumption has been undertaken exclusively in female athletes, let alone women, nevertheless, studies with both men...
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Series: Endocrine Development
Volume: 22
Published: 30 July 2012
10.1159/000326624
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9337-3
... and disease’ consistent with the so-called Barker hypothesis [ 6 ]. Here, our option is to discuss normal female pubertal development in the light of fetal determinants, considering that puberty and its timing reflect interactions between genetic and environmental factors early in life. Clinical Aspects...
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Series: Endocrine Development
Volume: 22
Published: 30 July 2012
10.1159/000326697
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9337-3
... depending on age at occurrence. A possible ED should be considered by pediatricians consulted about delayed female growth and puberty as well as gynecologists in patients with primary or secondary amenorrhea or infertility. Eating disorders (EDs) represent, beyond asthma and obesity, conditions...
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Series: Advances in Psychosomatic Medicine
Volume: 31
Published: 11 October 2011
10.1159/000328807
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9825-5
... Abstract Female orgasmic disorder (FOD) is defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision, as a persistent or recurrent delay in, or absence of, orgasm following a ‘normal’ sexual excitement phase. FOD is a common problem affecting sexual...
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Series: Advances in Psychosomatic Medicine
Volume: 31
Published: 11 October 2011
10.1159/000328810
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9825-5
... under the category of pain and other conditions associated with female genital organs and the menstrual cycle [ 4 ]. Both classification systems distinguish sexual pain disorders due to physiological versus psychological causes, in line with the traditional dualistic view of these conditions. The DSM-IV...
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Series: Current Problems in Dermatology
Volume: 40
Published: 10 February 2011
10.1159/000321058
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9616-9
... cornstarch instead of talcum powder. Feminine Deodorant Sprays These products first entered the market in the 1960s. Typically, they are packaged in an aerosol or pump spray for external use, primarily to be applied on or adjacent to the female genitalia to absorb moisture, deodorize, neutralize...
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Series: Medicine and Sport Science
Volume: 56
Published: 22 December 2010
10.1159/000320626
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9551-3
... may predispose girls to increased risk of skeletal and reproductive health problems, and ensuring risk is minimised should be a priority. The young female athlete is unique. She stands out from her peers, who show declining levels of physical activity from early puberty [ 1 ]. In comparison...
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Series: Monographs in Clinical Cytology
Volume: 20
Published: 16 December 2010
10.1159/isbn.978-3-8055-9465-3
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9465-3
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Series: Medicine and Sport Science
Volume: 55
Published: 29 September 2010
10.1159/000321975
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9559-9
... Abstract Adolescent female athletes are at increased risk for low bone mineral density (BMD) secondary to exercise-induced hypogonadism. Of particular concern is that the adolescent years are also a critical time for bone accrual, and deficits incurred during this period could lead...
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Series: Endocrine Development
Volume: 15
Published: 26 February 2009
10.1159/000207613
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9038-9
... that both chemotherapy and radiotherapy may have an adverse effect on ovarian function, ovarian reserve and uterine function, clinically leading to sub-fertility, infertility, premature menopause and/or adverse pregnancy outcomes. Here we will first address normal female fertility and methods to detect...
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Series: Progress in Tumor Research
Volume: 40
Published: 12 August 2008
10.1159/000151873
EISBN: 978-3-8055-8498-2