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Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511905/hemorheological-alterations-in-adults-with-prediabetes-identified-by-hemoglobin-a1c-levels
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M A Marini, T V Fiorentino, F Andreozzi, G C Mannino, E Succurro, A Sciacqua, F Perticone, G Sesti
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: A link between increased blood viscosity and type 2 diabetes has been previously reported. Herein, we investigated the association of blood viscosity with prediabetes, identified by glycated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) according to the new American Diabetes Association criteria, and subclinical atherosclerosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study cohort includes 1136 non-diabetic adults submitted to anthropometrical evaluation, an oral glucose tolerance test and ultrasound measurement of carotid intima-media thickness (IMT)...
April 21, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412082/corrigendum-to-the-combination-of-ucp3-55ct-and-ppar%C3%AE-2pro12ala-polymorphisms-affects-bmi-and-substrate-oxidation-in-two-diabetic-populations-nutr-metab-cardiovasc-dis-26-2016-400-406
#2
E Lapice, A Monticelli, S Cocozza, M Pinelli, E Massimino, A Giacco, A A Rivellese, S Cocozza, G Riccardi, O Vaccaro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552551/resting-heart-rate-and-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-total-cancer-and-all-cause-mortality-a-systematic-review-and-dose-response-meta-analysis-of-prospective-studies
#3
D Aune, A Sen, B ó'Hartaigh, I Janszky, P R Romundstad, S Tonstad, L J Vatten
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Epidemiological studies have reported increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and all-cause mortality with greater resting heart rate, however, the evidence is not consistent. Differences by gender, adjustment for confounding factors, as well as the potential impact of subclinical disease are not clear. A previous meta-analysis missed a large number of studies, and data for atrial fibrillation have not been summarized before. We therefore aimed to clarify these associations in a systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies...
June 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528703/does-fitness-improve-the-cardiovascular-risk-profile-in-obese-subjects
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H Halland, M T Lønnebakken, S Saeed, H Midtbø, D Cramariuc, E Gerdts
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Good cardiorespiratory fitness has been suggested to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in obesity. We explored the association of fitness with the prevalences of major cardiovascular risk factor like hypertension (HT), diabetes and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in overweight and obese subjects. METHODS AND RESULTS: Clinical data from 491 participants in the FAT associated CardiOvasculaR dysfunction (FATCOR) study were analyzed. Physical fitness was assessed by ergospirometry, and subjects with at least good level of performance for age and sex were classified as fit...
June 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511904/analysis-of-the-association-of-leptin-and-adiponectin-concentrations-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-children-results-from-the-idefics-study
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A Nappo, E M González-Gil, W Ahrens, K Bammann, N Michels, L A Moreno, Y Kourides, L Iacoviello, S Mårild, A Fraterman, D Molnàr, T Veidebaum, A Siani, P Russo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Adipokines may play a role in the pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in children. We aimed to evaluate the association of leptin, adiponectin, and its ratio (L/A ratio) with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in a subsample of the IDEFICS (Identification and prevention of Dietary- and lifestyle-induced health EFfects In Children and infantS) cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: Leptin, adiponectin and MetS parameters were measured in a subsample of 1253 children (3-9...
June 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511903/novel-role-of-the-nutraceutical-bioactive-compound-berberine-in-lectin-like-oxldl-receptor-1-mediated-endothelial-dysfunction-in-comparison-to-lovastatin
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C Caliceti, P Rizzo, R Ferrari, F Fortini, G Aquila, E Leoncini, L Zambonin, B Rizzo, D Calabria, P Simoni, M Mirasoli, M Guardigli, S Hrelia, A Roda, A F G Cicero
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Oxidized LDL (oxLDL) or pro-inflammatory stimuli lead to increased oxidative stress linked to endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. The oxLDL receptor-1 (LOX1) is elevated within atheromas and cholesterol-lowering statins inhibit LOX1 expression. Berberine (BBR), an alkaloid extracted from plants of gender Berberis, has lipid-lowering and anti-inflammatory activity. However, its role in regulating LOX1-mediated signaling is still unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of BBR on oxLDL- and TNFα-induced endothelial dysfunction in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and to compare it with that of lovastatin (LOVA)...
June 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511902/adiposity-as-a-full-mediator-of-the-influence-of-cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-inflammation-in-schoolchildren-the-fuprecol-study
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A Garcia-Hermoso, C Agostinis-Sobrinho, J Mota, R M Santos, J E Correa-Bautista, R Ramírez-Vélez
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Studies in the paediatric population have shown inconsistent associations between cardiorespiratory fitness and inflammation independently of adiposity. The purpose of this study was (i) to analyse the combined association of cardiorespiratory fitness and adiposity with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and (ii) to determine whether adiposity acts as a mediator on the association between cardiorespiratory fitness and hs-CRP in children and adolescents...
June 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478909/bariatric-surgery-diabetes-mellitus-and-epicardial-adipose-tissue
#8
LETTER
Z Cerit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446366/a-pro-inflammatory-diet-is-associated-with-increased-risk-of-developing-hypertension-among-middle-aged-women
#9
L E T Vissers, M Waller, Y T van der Schouw, J R Hébert, N Shivappa, D A J M Schoenaker, G D Mishra
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: A pro-inflammatory diet is thought to lead to hypertension through oxidative stress and vessel wall inflammation. We therefore investigated the association between the dietary inflammatory index (DII) and developing hypertension in a population-based cohort of middle-aged women. METHODS AND RESULTS: The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health included 7169 Australian women, aged 52 years (SD 1 year) at baseline in 2001, who were followed up through 4 surveys until 2013...
June 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434807/claimed-effects-outcome-variables-and-methods-of-measurement-for-health-claims-proposed-under-european-community-regulation-1924-2006-in-the-framework-of-protection-against-oxidative-damage-and-cardiovascular-health
#10
REVIEW
D Martini, S Rossi, B Biasini, I Zavaroni, G Bedogni, M Musci, C Pruneti, G Passeri, M Ventura, S Di Nuzzo, D Galli, P Mirandola, M Vitale, A Dei Cas, R C Bonadonna, D Del Rio
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The high number of negative opinions from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to the requests for authorization of health claims is largely due to the design of human intervention studies, including the inappropriate choice of outcome variables (OVs) and of their methods of measurement (MMs). The present manuscript reports the results of an investigation aimed to collect, collate and critically analyse the information in relation to claimed effects, OVs and MMs, in the context of protection against oxidative damage and cardiovascular health compliant with Regulation 1924/2006...
June 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428027/fructose-intervention-for-12-weeks-does-not-impair-glycemic-control-or-incretin-hormone-responses-during-oral-glucose-or-mixed-meal-tests-in-obese-men
#11
N Matikainen, S Söderlund, E Björnson, L H Bogl, K H Pietiläinen, A Hakkarainen, N Lundbom, B Eliasson, S M Räsänen, A Rivellese, L Patti, A Prinster, G Riccardi, J-P Després, N Alméras, J J Holst, C F Deacon, J Borén, M-R Taskinen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Incretin hormones glucagon-like peptide (GLP)-1 and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) are affected early on in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Epidemiologic studies consistently link high fructose consumption to insulin resistance but whether fructose consumption impairs the incretin response remains unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: As many as 66 obese (BMI 26-40 kg/m(2)) male subjects consumed fructose-sweetened beverages containing 75 g fructose/day for 12 weeks while continuing their usual lifestyle...
June 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428025/adipokines-as-atherothrombotic-risk-factors-in-obese-subjects-associations-with-haemostatic-markers-and-common-carotid-wall%C3%A2-thickness
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É Csongrádi, M Káplár, B Nagy, C A Koch, A Juhász, L Bajnok, Z Varga, I Seres, Z Karányi, M T Magyar, L Oláh, A Facskó, J Kappelmayer, G Paragh
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Some crucial associations between obesity-related altered adipokine levels and the main factors of atherosclerotic, atherothrombotic processes are not fully known. We analysed the relationships of classic adipokines, namely leptin, resistin, adiponectin, tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 6 (IL-6) with the markers of platelet activation, including mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet surface/soluble P-selectin, platelet-derived microparticles (PMPs), the parameters of coagulation abnormalities and common carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) in obese patients with or without atherosclerotic comorbidities in comparison to age- and sex-matched controls...
June 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438373/geriatric-nutritional-risk-index-as-a-nutritional-and-survival-risk-assessment-tool-in-stable-outpatients-with-systolic-heart-failure
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L Sargento, A Vicente Simões, J Rodrigues, S Longo, N Lousada, R Palma Dos Reis
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Malnutrition is frequent in heart failure (HF). However, the best tool for evaluating malnutrition in geriatric patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) is unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the incremental prognostic value of the geriatric nutritional risk index (GNRI) in stable geriatric outpatients with HFrEF compared with a clinical/laboratory prognostic model. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 143 outpatients with HFrEF, aged >65 years, a LVEF <40%, and who were stable and on optimal therapy were studied...
May 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416099/statin-use-and-risk-of-new-onset-diabetes-a-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
#14
M Casula, F Mozzanica, L Scotti, E Tragni, A Pirillo, G Corrao, A L Catapano
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Meta-analyses of randomized control trials investigating the association between incident diabetes and statin use showed an increased risk of new-onset diabetes (NOD) from 9% to 13% associated with statins. However, short follow-up period, unpowered sample size, and lack of pre-specified diagnostic criteria for diabetes detection could be responsible of an underestimation of this risk. We conducted a meta-analysis of published observational studies to evaluate the association between statins use and risk of NOD...
May 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237179/translating-the-biology-of-adipokines-in-atherosclerosis-and-cardiovascular-diseases-gaps-and-open-questions
#15
REVIEW
M Ruscica, A Baragetti, A L Catapano, G D Norata
AIM: Critically discuss the available data, to identify the current gaps and to provide key concepts that will help clinicians in translating the biology of adipokines in the context of atherosclerosis and cardio-metabolic diseases. DATA SYNTHESIS: Adipose tissue is nowadays recognized as an active endocrine organ, a function related to the ability to secrete adipokines (such as leptin and adiponectin) and pro-inflammatory cytokines (tumor necrosis factor alpha and resistin)...
May 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274728/psychological-distress-self-efficacy-and-glycemic-control-in-type-2-diabetes
#16
L Indelicato, M Dauriz, L Santi, F Bonora, C Negri, V Cacciatori, G Targher, M Trento, E Bonora
AIM: To investigate the association of glycemic control with depression, anxiety, self-efficacy and other diabetes-specific psychological measures in a cohort of adult patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) free of severe chronic diabetes-related complications. METHODS AND RESULTS: In 172 T2D outpatients consecutively recruited at the Diabetes Center of Verona City Hospital, we performed a standard medical assessment and completed the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) and the Multidimensional Diabetes Questionnaire (MDQ) Age, body mass index (BMI) and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) were (median [IQR]): 64...
April 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254269/adherence-to-the-mediterranean-diet-in-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review
#17
P Iaccarino Idelson, L Scalfi, G Valerio
BACKGROUND AND AIM: A decreased adherence to the Mediterranean Diet (MD) may be related to a rise in chronic non-communicable diseases from childhood onward. The aim of this systematic review was to summarize the available literature regarding MD adherence in children and adolescents, and focusing, more specifically, on the association of MD adherence with demographic and anthropometric variables, body composition, lifestyle, and diet adequacy. METHODS AND RESULTS: A search of scientific literature was carried out on PUBMED, SCOPUS, Clinical Trials Results, Google Scholar, and British Library Inside for studies published in the last 20 years...
April 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254109/comparison-of-two-surrogate-estimates-of-insulin-resistance-to-predict-cardiovascular-disease-in-apparently-healthy-individuals
#18
M R Salazar, H A Carbajal, W G Espeche, M Aizpurúa, C A Dulbecco, G M Reaven
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Insulin resistance is associated with a cluster of abnormalities that increase cardiovascular disease (CVD). Several indices have been proposed to identify individuals who are insulin resistant, and thereby at increased CVD risk. The aim of this study was to compare the abilities of 3 indices to accomplish that goal: 1) plasma triglyceride × glucose index (TG × G); 2) plasma triglyceride/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio (TG/HDL-C); and 3) Metabolic Syndrome (MetS)...
April 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228332/calorically-restricted-diets-decrease-pcsk9-in-overweight-adolescents
#19
A E Levenson, C E Milliren, S B Biddinger, C B Ebbeling, H A Feldman, D S Ludwig, S D de Ferranti
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Nutritional therapy is the first line approach to treatment of hyperlipidemia in childhood. Proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is a key regulator of plasma cholesterol levels and a target of novel lipid-lowering pharmacotherapies. We examined the effects of an intensive nutritional intervention on PCSK9 levels in overweight adolescents with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty seven obese and overweight adolescents with CVD risk factors were assigned to either a low fat or low glycemic load diet...
April 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216282/smoking-cessation-improves-cardiometabolic-risk-in-overweight-and-obese-subjects-treated-with-varenicline-and-dietary-counseling
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E Heggen, M Svendsen, S Tonstad
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Weight gain after stopping smoking potentially counteracts improvements in cardiometabolic risks. We investigated changes in metabolic syndrome (MetS) components and homeostasis assessment model insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) in smokers given dietary counseling during their quit attempt. METHODS AND RESULTS: Smokers (≥10 cigarettes/day) with BMI 25-40 kg/m(2) were randomized to a low-carbohydrate or low-fat diet and treated with a standard course of varenicline for 12 weeks...
April 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
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