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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742515/do-exercises-improve-back-pain-in-pregnancy
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Muhammad Azrai Abu, Nur Azurah Abdul Ghani, Lim Pei Shan, Aqmar Suraya Sulaiman, Mohd Hashim Omar, Mohd Hisam Muhamad Ariffin, Azmi Baharuddin, Shuhaila Shohaimi, Zuraidah Che Man
Objective To assess the efficacy of an exercise program towards reducing back pain in pregnant women. Methods In this prospective control study, 145 low risk pregnant women who scored more than 20 for functional limitation assessment were recruited. The severity of back pain was assessed using the visual analoque scale (VAS) and the functional limitation was assessed using the Oswestry disability questionnaire (ODQ). All participants were informed of back care measures and provided with Paracetamol as an adjunct analgesia...
July 25, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731853/hormonal-factors-in-the-control-of-the-browning-of-white-adipose-tissue
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REVIEW
Jiamiao Hu, Mark Christian
Adipose tissue has been historically classified into anabolic white adipose tissue (WAT) and catabolic brown adipose tissue (BAT). Recent studies have revealed the plasticity of WAT, where white adipocytes can be induced into 'brown-like' heat-producing adipocytes (BRITE or beige adipocytes). Recruiting and activating BRITE adipocytes in WAT (so-called 'browning') is believed to provide new avenues for the treatment of obesity-related diseases. A number of hormonal factors have been found to regulate BRITE adipose development and activity through autocrine, paracrine and systemic mechanisms...
July 21, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719363/vitamin-d-metabolism-in-human-adipose-tissue-could-it-explain-low-vitamin-d-status-in-obesity
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Adryana Cordeiro, Alejandro Santos, Miguel Bernardes, Andrea Ramalho, Maria João Martins
Obesity and a low vitamin D (VD) status, as well as a positive association between them, are prevalent worldwide. Additionally, a low VD status has been positively correlated with metabolic dysfunction (although not so convincingly as for obesity). The VD receptor (VDR) mediates VD biological actions in adipose tissue (AT), where VD can be activated or inactivated/degraded through specific hydroxylation steps. Additionally, AT can also store and release VD when needed. A lower VD activation/VD inactivation ratio and an impaired VDR signaling in AT could contribute to metabolic dysfunction besides the aforementioned association between obesity and VD status...
July 18, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678735/browning-formation-markers-of-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-in-relation-to-resting-energy-expenditure-physical-activity-and-diet-in-humans
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Petros C Dinas, Angelica Valente, Marnie Granzotto, Marco Rossato, Roberto Vettor, Aikaterini Zacharopoulou, Andres E Carrillo, Natalie A Davies, Paraskevi Gkiata, Athanasios Z Jamurtas, Yiannis Koutedakis, George S Metsios, Andreas D Flouris
Background Regular exercise and diet may contribute to white adipose tissue (WAT) conversion into a brown adipose-like phenotype that may increase resting energy expenditure (REE), leading to weight loss. We examined the relationship between REE, physical activity (PA) participation and diet with browning formation markers of subcutaneous WAT in healthy men. Materials and methods We assessed REE, diet and body composition of 32 healthy men [age (years): 36.06 ± 7.36, body mass index (BMI): 27.06 ± 4.62 (kg/m2)]...
July 5, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672737/beiging-of-white-adipose-tissue-as-a-therapeutic-strategy-for-weight-loss-in-humans
#5
REVIEW
Baskaran Thyagarajan, Michelle T Foster
An imbalance between energy intake and expenditure leads to obesity. Adiposity associated with obesity progressively causes inflammation, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and cardiovascular disease. Excessive dietary intake of fat results in its accumulation and storage in the white adipose tissue (WAT), whereas energy expenditure by fat utilization and oxidation predominately occurs in the brown adipose tissue (BAT). Recently, the presence of a third type of fat, referred to as beige or brite (brown in white), has been recognized in certain kinds of WAT depots...
June 23, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672736/innate-immunity-orchestrates-adipose-tissue-homeostasis
#6
Yi-Wei Lin, Li-Na Wei
Obesity is strongly associated with multiple diseases including insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, fatty liver disease, neurodegenerative diseases and cancers, etc. Adipose tissue (AT), mainly brown AT (BAT) and white AT (WAT), is an important metabolic and endocrine organ that maintains whole-body homeostasis. BAT contributes to non-shivering thermogenesis in a cold environment; WAT stores energy and produces adipokines that fine-tune metabolic and inflammatory responses. Obesity is often characterized by over-expansion and inflammation of WAT where inflammatory cells/mediators are abundant, especially pro-inflammatory (M1) macrophages, resulting in chronic low-grade inflammation and leading to insulin resistance and metabolic complications...
June 23, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672735/safety-concerns-associated-with-second-generation-antipsychotic-long-acting-injection-treatment-a-systematic-update
#7
Salvatore Gentile
Background It has been recently suggested that second-generation antipsychotic long-acting injection (SGA-LAIs) are underutilized in clinical practice, despite that their costs significantly impact on national health system budgets. Hence, an updated analysis of safety data shown by SGA-LAIs may contribute to clarify their role in clinical practice. Materials and methods English-language, peer-reviewed articles reporting updated, primary findings on the SGA-LAI safety were identified (updated through an electronic search of five databases - PubMed, EMBASE, PsycInfo, DARE and the Cochrane Library)...
June 23, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672734/subclinical-hypothyroidism-does-not-influence-the-metabolic-and-hormonal-profile-of-women-with-pcos
#8
Eftihios Trakakis, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Erifili Hatziagelaki, Periklis Panagopoulos, Ioannis Salloum, Nikolaos Papantoniou
Background Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is present in 5%-10% of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) patients. To date, its impact on the metabolic and hormonal profile of those women remains controversial. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the impact of SCH on the glycemic, lipid and hormonal profile of PCOS patients. Materials and methods We conducted a prospective case control study of patients that attended the Department of Gynecological Endocrinology of our hospital. Results Overall, 280 women with PCOS were enrolled during a time period of 7 years (2009-2015)...
June 23, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632493/interplay-between-papp-a-inflammation-and-adiposity-in-patients-with-angiographically-proven-acute-coronary-syndrome-acs
#9
Khageshwar Mahato, Moushumi Lodh, Ashok Parida, Ashok Kr Ahirwar, Rashmi Rasi Datta, Binita Goswami
Introduction Studies conducted in the recent past have demonstrated the role of inflammation, obesity and dysfunctional insulin signaling as contributing factors in the pathogenesis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). However, pharmacological interventions targeting a single pathway have not proven useful in the long run. This indicates that a synergism occurs between the various risk factors and hence calls for a combinatorial approach. This study was planned to study the interplay, if any, between pregnancy associated plasma protein-A (PAPP-A), inflammation and adiposity in patients with ACS...
June 21, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609290/functional-imaging-of-brown-adipose-tissue-in-human
#10
REVIEW
Hamza El Hadi, Roberto Vettor, Marco Rossato
Obesity has become a major public health challenge and an increasing trend is seen in its prevalence worldwide. It is a complex disorder involving an excessive amount of body fat as a result of an energy imbalance leading to caloric overload. Since the discovery of functional brown adipose tissue (BAT) in adult humans, with energy dissipating properties, this thermogenic tissue has thus emerged as an attractive therapeutic target to combat obesity and related cardiometabolic disorders. The advancements in imaging modalities to evaluate organ-specific metabolism in humans is substantially contributing to understand the physiological role of BAT...
June 13, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586302/comparison-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-metabolic-parameters-between-women-with-and-without-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
#11
Beng Kwang Ng, Chui Ling Lee, Pei Shan Lim, Hanita Othman, Nor Azlin Mohamed Ismail
Background There is increasing evidence that supports the contribution of vitamin D deficiency in metabolic disturbances among women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). The aim of this study was to compare 25-hydroxyvitamin D level and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in the PCOS and normal women. Materials and methods A case-controlled study was conducted in a teaching hospital over a 6-month duration from June 2015 to January 2016. A total of 90 women, who consisted of 45 women with PCOS (study group) and 45 women without PCOS (control group), were recruited...
June 6, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593918/beyond-obesity-thermogenic-adipocytes-and-cardiometabolic-health
#12
Peter Aldiss, Neele Dellschaft, Harold Sacks, Helen Budge, Michael E Symonds
The global prevalence of obesity and related cardiometabolic disease continues to increase through the 21st century. Whilst multi-factorial, obesity is ultimately caused by chronic caloric excess. However, despite numerous interventions focussing on reducing caloric intake these either fail or only elicit short-term changes in body mass. There is now a focus on increasing energy expenditure instead which has stemmed from the recent 're-discovery' of cold-activated brown adipose tissue (BAT) in adult humans and inducible 'beige' adipocytes...
May 26, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593917/vitamin-d-deficiency-in-pregnancy-at-term-risk-factors-and-pregnancy-outcomes
#13
Chui Ling Lee, Beng Kwang Ng, Loo Ling Wu, Fook Choe Cheah, Hanita Othman, Nor Azlin Mohamed Ismail
Background Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy is a worldwide epidemic. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency, its predictive factors and the association with pregnancy outcomes. Materials and methods This was a prospective observational study in a tertiary teaching hospital over 2-years' duration from August 2013 to August 2015. A total of 680 women who completed 37 weeks of pregnancy were recruited. Results Five hundred and seventy-five patients were enrolled in the final analysis for pregnancy outcomes (response rate of 84...
May 26, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609291/analysis-of-cervical-lesions-for-presence-of-hsv-2-and-hpv-16-and-hpv-18-in-iranian-patients-by-pcr
#14
Mahsa Ahmadi, Hossien Rasi, Mostafa Mostafazadeh, Saba Hajazimian, Nazila Fathi Maroufi, Mohammad Reza Nahaei, Shiva Rahaee, Alireza Isazadeh
Objective Cervical cancer (CC) is one of the leading causes of deaths from cancer among women worldwide. Viral infections is now one of the known risk factors for CC. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), human papilloma virus types 16 (HPV-16) and human papilloma virus types 18 (HPV-18) in Iranian patients with CC using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Materials and methods This case-control study was conducted on a total of 45 patients with CC from Khatam-Al-Anbiya Hospital, Hamadan, Iran during 2014, and 30 samples from healthy subjects as controls...
May 16, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632494/long-term-dutasteride-therapy-in-men-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-alters-glucose-and-lipid-profiles-and-increases-severity-of-erectile-dysfunction
#15
Abdulmaged Traish, Karim Sultan Haider, Gheorghe Doros, Ahmad Haider
Background Dutasteride has been successfully used in treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). However, dutasteride inhibits 5α-reductase type 1 and type 2 enzymes and may compromises glucocorticoids and androgen metabolism and alters metabolic function resulting in undesirable metabolic and sexual adverse side effects. Aim The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term adverse effects of dutasteride therapy in men with BPH on: i) blood glucose, ii) glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), iii) low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C); high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C) and total cholesterol (TC), iv) testosterone (T), v) liver alanine and aspartate aminotransferases (ALT and AST) and vi) erectile dysfunction (ED)...
June 21, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667814/preface-to-special-issue-on-the-hormone-fgf21-a-paramount-actor-of-endocrine-metabolic-regulation-and-even-more
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EDITORIAL
Gérard S Chetrite, Bruno Fève
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 5, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593912/impact-of-fgf21-on-glycemic-control
#17
REVIEW
Mathias Z Strowski
Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) plays a role in regulating adaptation to various metabolic abnormalities. In addition, FGF21 is involved in controlling glucose and lipid homeostasis. The regulation of FGF21 is a complex process and depends upon multiple metabolic factors and hormones. Humans and animals with obesity or type 2 diabetes have abnormal expression and changes of FGF21 in the circulation. Interventional studies in rodents and monkeys with obesity, insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes revealed a potential therapeutic relevance of FGF21 in correcting these abnormalities...
June 3, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593919/effects-of-interleukin-1-receptor-antagonist-il-1ra-gene-86-bp-vntr-polymorphism-on-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-a-case-control-study
#18
Yasamin Sayed Hajizadeh, Elina Emami, Marina Nottagh, Zahra Amini, Nazila Fathi Maroufi, Saba Haj Azimian, Alireza Isazadeh
Objective Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) is a heterogeneous disease which is defined as two or more consecutive fetal losses during early pregnancy. Interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra) is a anti-inflammatory cytokine, which inhibits IL-1 activity by binding to its receptors. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between RPL and IL-1Ra intron 2 polymorphism (86 bp VNTR) in Iranian women. Materials and methods In this case control study, genetic polymorphism was studied in 140 RPL patients and 140 healthy women as controls...
May 26, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525362/fgf21-receptor-agonists-an-emerging-therapeutic-class-for-obesity-related-diseases
#19
REVIEW
Junichiro Sonoda, Mark Z Chen, Amos Baruch
Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) analogs and FGF21 receptor agonists (FGF21RAs) that mimic FGF21 ligand activity constitute the new "FGF21-class" of anti-obesity and anti-diabetic molecules that improve insulin sensitivity, ameliorate hepatosteatosis and promote weight loss. The metabolic actions of FGF21-class proteins in obese mice are attributed to stimulation of brown fat thermogenesis and increased secretion of adiponectin. The therapeutic utility of this class of molecules is being actively investigated in clinical trials for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)...
May 19, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475489/differential-modulation-of-innate-immune-response-by-epinephrine-and-estradiol
#20
Sona Margaryan, Armenuhi Hyusyan, Anush Martirosyan, Shushan Sargsian, Gayane Manukyan
Background Although it is widely accepted that catecholamines and estrogens influence immunity and have consequences for health, their effect on innate immunity (e.g. monocytes and neutrophils) is still not fully investigated. Materials and methods Our study aimed to analyze the production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-1β, monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1 and IL-8 by whole blood cells following short-term exposure to epinephrine (Epi) and 17β-estradiol (E2) in the presence or absence of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)...
May 5, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
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