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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-8

Nutritional endocrine disorders


Department of Endocrinology, Command Hospital, Central Command, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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K. V. S. Hari Kumar
Department of Endocrinology, Command Hospital, Central Command, Lucknow - 226 002, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-019X.94627

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Diseases of the endocrine glands highlight the importance of hormonal and nutritional factors in the regulation of metabolism in human beings. The nutritional alterations affect each and every aspect of the functioning of the endocrine glands leading to serious disorders. The last century was marked by the classical deficiency disorders, such as goiter, cretinism, hypothyroidism, and rickets. Industrialization coupled with increased availability of junk food leads to the epidemic of different nutritional endocrine disorders, such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Endocrine disruptors are the new kids on the block with a variety of implications ranging from obesity to pubertal disorders. We give a concise outlook on various nutritional endocrine disorders in this review.


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