Trajectories of plasma IGF-1, IGFBP-3, and their ratio in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging.
Exp Gerontol. 2018 Feb 20;:
Authors: Wennberg AMV, Hagen CE, Petersen RC, Mielke MM
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) has been associated with osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, and mortality in middle and older aged adults. Cross-sectionally, IGF-1 decreases with age and levels of IGF-1 are markedly different between individuals. However, little is known about intra-individual trajectories of IGF-1. We examined baseline and serial measures of plasma total IGF-1, IGF binding protein (IGFBP)-3, and their ratio, which is a proxy for bioavailable IGF-1, among 1618 adults, aged 50-95, enrolled in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging. At baseline, IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 were strongly correlated (r = 0.62, p < 0.001). Total IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 decreased across age, while the ratio of IGF-1/IGFBP-3 increased across age. This pattern was consistent across ages at baseline and intra-individually over an average 2.3 years follow-up (range = 10 months-5.6 years). In age-adjusted linear regression models, baseline levels of total IGF-1, IGFBP-3, and IGF-1/IGFBP-3 varied by participant characteristics (sex, BMI, gait speed), medical comorbidities (Charlson comorbidity index score, hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease), and hormone replacement therapy use in women. High interclass correlation coefficients (ICCs) suggest little intra-individual variability in levels of total IGF-1 (ICC = 0.84), IGFBP-3 (ICC = 0.88), and IGF-1/IGFBP-3 (ICC = 0.81) over time. In mixed effects models that specified age as a time scale, men showed greater decreases in total IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 with age, while more comorbidities and decreasing gait speed were associated with increasing IGFBP-3. In sex-stratified models, trajectories of total IGF-1, IGFBP-3, and IGF-1/IGFBP-3, as a function of participant demographics, health characteristics, and medical conditions, differed between men and women. These results suggest that change in levels of plasma total IGF-1, IGFBP-3, and IGF-1/IGFBP-3 are associated with demographics, health characteristics, and medical conditions, and that the trajectories of change differ by sex. Future research should consider how IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 might be useful in research or clinic, paying particular attention to how sex may impact levels as a function of demographics, health characteristics, and medical conditions.
PMID: 29474865 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Outcome of in vitro fertilization in women with subclinical hypothyroidism.
Reprod Biol Endocrinol. 2017 May 25;15(1):39
Authors: Cai Y, Zhong L, Guan J, Guo R, Niu B, Ma Y, Su H
BACKGROUND: Previous studies examining associations between subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) with in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcome indicate some benefits of levothyroxine (LT4) treatment. But IVF outcomes in treated SCH women whose serum Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) concentration did and did not exceed 2.5 mIU/L before the IVF cycle has not been studied thoroughly.
METHODS: In this study, we performed a prospective cohort study with 270 treated subclinical hypothyroidism patients undergoing their first IVF retrieval cycle at a single cite.
RESULTS: SCH in women receiving LT4 replacement with a basal TSH level between 0.2-2.5mIU/L displayed a similar rate of clinical pregnancy (47.4% vs 38.7%, P = .436), miscarriage (7.4% vs 16.7%, P = .379) and live birth (43.9% vs 32.3%, P = .288) compared to women with a basal TSH level between 2.5-4.2 mIU/L.
CONCLUSION: Strictly controlled TSH (less than 2.5 mIU/L) before IVF may have no effect on the pregnancy rate in LT4 treated SCH women.
PMID: 28545515 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Estradiol and Cognition in the Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging and Dementia (CAIDE) Cohort Study.
J Alzheimers Dis. 2017;56(2):453-458
Authors: Imtiaz B, Tolppanen AM, Solomon A, Soininen H, Kivipelto M
Cardiovascular Risk factors, Aging and Dementia (CAIDE) is a Finnish population-based study. 731 cognitively normal women had self-reported hormone therapy (HT) data in 1998 as: no use, use ≤5 years, and >5 years. Information on type of HT was only available from 1995-1998 (Prescription Register). Cognition was assessed in 1998 and 2005-2008. Long-term (>5 years) HT use, especially use of estradiol alone among women having hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy, was associated with better episodic memory in 1998, but not in 2005-2008. Although a strong evidence for protective effect of estradiol on cognition was not observed in our study, improved global cognition among long-term users suggests that long-term postmenopausal HT may be beneficial for some cognitive domains.
PMID: 27983549 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]