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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638978/screening-score-for-early-detection-of-cardio-metabolic-risk-in-indian-adults
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Deepa Pandit-Agrawal, Anuradha Khadilkar, Shashi Chiplonkar, Vaman Khadilkar, Vivek Patwardhan
OBJECTIVES: To develop and to evaluate efficacy of screening score for early detection of cardio-metabolic risk (CMR) in adults. METHODS: Cross-sectional data on anthropometry, lipids, sugar levels, diet, and physical activity were collected on 720 adults (361 men, 35-50 year) using standardized techniques. Screening score was developed using regression analysis-cluster of risk conditions (blood pressure, lipids, and sugar levels) was dependent variable against age, sex, waist, diet, and physical activity as independent variables...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637494/euiiyin-tang-in-the-treatment-of-obesity-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Chunhoo Cheon, Soobin Jang, Jeong-Su Park, Youme Ko, Doh Sun Kim, Byung Hoon Lee, Hyun Jong Song, Yun-Kyung Song, Bo-Hyoung Jang, Yong-Cheol Shin, Seong-Gyu Ko
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a public health concern in many countries due to its increasing prevalence. Euiiyin-tang is an herbal medicine formula often used as a clinical treatment for obesity. It acts to eliminate humidity and purify the blood, the causes of obesity identified by the theoretical framework of Korean medicine. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Euiiyin-tang in treating obesity. METHODS/DESIGN: This study is a randomised, double-blinded and placebo-controlled, multicentre trial...
June 21, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632766/associations-between-anthropometric-parameters-and-lipid-profiles-in-chinese-individuals-with-age-%C3%A2-40-years-and-bmi-28kg-m2
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Zhi Yang, Xun Ding, Jiang Liu, Peng Duan, Lian Si, Binghua Wan, Ping Tu
BACKGROUND: Lipid abnormalities are associated with overweight and obesity. Some simple anthropometric measurements such as body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHpR), and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), may link to increased risk of dyslipidemia. However, diverse results were found in different population studies. We focused on the associations between these measurements and dyslipidemia in non-obese (BMI <28kg/m2) population aged more than 40 years. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Cross-sectional study of 4185 non-obese adults aged more than 40 years was conducted in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, China...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627984/diagnostic-accuracy-of-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-and-perfusion-weighted-imaging-in-brain-gliomas-follow-up-a-single-institutional-experience
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Monica Anselmi, Alessia Catalucci, Valentina Felli, Valentina Vellucci, Alessandra Di Sibio, Giovanni Luca Gravina, Mario Di Staso, Ernesto Di Cesare, Carlo Masciocchi
Objectives The objective of this study was to evaluate whether proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy and perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are able to increase diagnostic accuracy in the follow-up of brain gliomas, identifying the progression of disease before it becomes evident in the standard MRI; also to evaluate which of the two techniques has the best diagnostic accuracy. Methods Eighty-three patients with cerebral glioma (50 high-grade gliomas (HGGs), 33 low-grade gliomas (LGGs)) were retrospectively enrolled...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626141/dietary-starfish-oil-prevents-hepatic-steatosis-and-hyperlipidemia-in-c57bl-6n-mice-fed-high-fat-diet
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Fumiaki Beppu, Haoqi Li, Kazuaki Yoshinaga, Toshiharu Nagai, Akihiko Yoshinda, Atsushi Kubo, Jota Kanda, Naohiro Gotoh
Starfish oil (SO) is characterized by functional lipids, including n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (both in the form of triacylglycerol and in the form of phospholipid), and carotenoids, which may exert beneficial effects on metabolic disorders in obesity-associated diseases. In the present study, the effect of SO on dysregulation of lipid metabolism was examined using C57BL/6N mice treated with high-fat (HF) diet. Mice were fed HF, HF with 2% SO, or HF with 5% SO diet for 8 weeks. Weight gain, blood glucose, serum and hepatic lipid contents, and hepatic fatty acid composition were measured...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624579/epigenome-wide-association-study-identifies-methylation-sites-associated-with-liver-enzymes-and-hepatic-steatosis
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Jana Nano, Mohsen Ghanbari, Wenshi Wang, Paul S de Vries, Klodian Dhana, Taulant Muka, André G Uitterlinden, Joyce B J van Meurs, Albert Hofman, Oscar H Franco, Qiuwei Pan, Sarwa Darwish Murad, Abbas Dehghan
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Epigenetic mechanisms might be involved in the regulation of liver enzyme level. We aimed to identify CpG sites at which DNA methylation levels are associated with blood levels of liver enzymes and hepatic steatosis. METHODS: We conducted an epigenome-wide association study in whole blood for liver enzymes levels including gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST), among a discovery set of 731 participants of the Rotterdam Study and sought replication in a non-overlapping sample of 719 individuals...
June 14, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624096/a-multiregional-randomized-evaluation-of-the-lipid-modifying-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-anacetrapib-added-to-ongoing-statin-therapy-in-patients-with-hypercholesterolemia-or-low-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol
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Christie M Ballantyne, Sukrut Shah, Aditi Sapre, Tanya B Ashraf, Sandra C Tobias, Tayfun Sahin, Ping Ye, Yugang Dong, Wayne Huey-Heng Sheu, Duk-Hyun Kang, Paulo Roberto Ferreira Rossi, Yulia Moiseeva, Ignacio Rodriguez Briones, Amy O Johnson-Levonas, Yale B Mitchel
This phase 3, multiregional, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study assessed the efficacy/safety profile of anacetrapib added to ongoing therapy with statin ± other lipid-modifying therapies in patients with hypercholesterolemia who were not at their low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C) goal (as per the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III guidelines) and in those with low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C). Patients on a stable dose of statin ± other lipid-modifying therapies and with LDL-C ≥70 to <115, ≥100 to <145, ≥130, or ≥160 mg/dl for very high, high, moderate, or low CHD risk or at LDL-C goal (per CHD risk category) with HDL-C ≤40 mg/dl were randomized in a ratio of 1:1 to anacetrapib 100 mg (n = 290) or placebo (n = 293) for 24 weeks, followed by a 12-week off-drug phase...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623937/the-association-of-lipid-metabolism-relative-gene-polymorphisms-and-ischemic-stroke-in-han-and-uighur-population-of-xinjiang
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Yun-Hua Yue, Ling-Yun Liu, Liang Hu, You-Mei Li, Jie-Ping Mao, Xiao-Ying Yang, Na-Mu Dila
BACKGROUND: The present study is aimed to evaluate difference of lipid metabolism related gene single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) with ischemic stroke (IS) in Han and Uighur population of Xinjiang, China. METHODS: Four hundred eight patients with ischemic stroke and 347 unrelated healthy individuals of age and sex matched were genotyped for Apolipoprotein A5 (ApoA5), lipoprotein lipase (LPL), Cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) and low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDL-R) genes...
June 17, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623803/oxidative-status-in-relation-to-metal-pollution-and-calcium-availability-in-pied-flycatcher-nestlings-a-calcium-manipulation-experiment
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Silvia Espín, Sandra Ruiz, Pablo Sánchez-Virosta, Thomas Lilley, Tapio Eeva
Metal exposure can produce oxidative stress by disrupting the prooxidant/antioxidant balance. It has been suggested that calcium (Ca) may provide protection against metal toxicity in the organism. The objective of this study is to explore the effects of Ca availability and metal pollution on oxidative stress biomarkers in pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) nestlings. For this purpose, we performed a Ca-supplementation experiment with birds inhabiting a Ca-poor and metal-polluted area in SW Finland. An array of oxidative stress biomarkers (GSH, GSH:GSSG ratio, GPx, GST, CAT, SOD, lipid peroxidation and protein carbonylation) was measured in red blood cells...
June 14, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618766/relationship-between-blood-glucose-levels-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-the-spanish-mediterranean-population
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Ángel Arturo López-González, Zoe Manzanero, María Teófila Vicente-Herrero, Sheila García-Agudo, María Gil-Llinás, Francisco Moreno-Morcillo
BACKGROUND/AIM: Diabetes is associated with an increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease. Impaired fasting glucose (IFG) is an intermediate clinical situation between normal glucose levels and type 2 diabetes. The aim of this study is to determine how fasting glucose concentrations affect different cardiovascular risk scales. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A descriptive study was conducted with 59,041 Mediterranean Spanish workers. IFG was determined using the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618722/antioxidants-status-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-in-morocco
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Rachid Eljaoudi, Naoual Elomri, Meryem Laamarti, Yahia Cherrah, Taoufik Amezyane, Driss Ghafir, Azeddine Ibrahimi
BACKGROUND/AIM: Type 2 diabetes is a heterogeneous and multifactorial metabolic disorder with some relationship to oxidative stress (OS). Since no studies were conducted in the Moroccan population, this clinical investigation aimed at evaluating the antioxidants status in Moroccan patients with type 2 diabetes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Blood samples of 60 type 2 diabetic patients and 40 healthy controls subjects were analyzed for determination of glycemia, hemoglobin, CRP, glycated hemoglobin, lipid parameters, malondialdehyde (MDA), vitamins E and C, copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), and selenium (Se)...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615764/evaluation-of-antioxidant-status-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-and-insulin-resistance-in-male-chronic-opiate-users-without-comorbidities
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Purvi Purohit, Naresh Nebhinani, Praveen Sharma
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data on frequency of metabolic syndrome (MS), insulin resistance (IR), and oxidative stress in Indian opiate users without comorbidities. OBJECTIVES: To determine the influence of opiate use on frequency of MS, homeostasis model assessment for IR (HOMA-IR), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and oxidative stress in opiate-dependent male patients without comorbidities. METHODS: Participants (n = 120) were grouped as controls (Group I), pure opiate dependents (Group II), opiate + tobacco dependents (Group III), and tobacco dependents (Group IV) with a minimum of 1-year dependence participated in the study...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614350/ranking-and-characterization-of-established-bmi-and-lipid-associated-loci-as-candidates-for-gene-environment-interactions
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Dmitry Shungin, Wei Q Deng, Tibor V Varga, Jian'an Luan, Evelin Mihailov, Andres Metspalu, Andrew P Morris, Nita G Forouhi, Cecilia Lindgren, Patrik K E Magnusson, Nancy L Pedersen, Göran Hallmans, Audrey Y Chu, Anne E Justice, Mariaelisa Graff, Thomas W Winkler, Lynda M Rose, Claudia Langenberg, L Adrienne Cupples, Paul M Ridker, Nicholas J Wareham, Ken K Ong, Ruth J F Loos, Daniel I Chasman, Erik Ingelsson, Tuomas O Kilpeläinen, Robert A Scott, Reedik Mägi, Guillaume Paré, Paul W Franks
Phenotypic variance heterogeneity across genotypes at a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) may reflect underlying gene-environment (G×E) or gene-gene interactions. We modeled variance heterogeneity for blood lipids and BMI in up to 44,211 participants and investigated relationships between variance effects (Pv), G×E interaction effects (with smoking and physical activity), and marginal genetic effects (Pm). Correlations between Pv and Pm were stronger for SNPs with established marginal effects (Spearman's ρ = 0...
June 14, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608635/cardiac-and-metabolic-variables-in-obese-dogs
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M Tropf, O L Nelson, P M Lee, H Y Weng
BACKGROUND: The etiology of obesity-related cardiac dysfunction (ORCD) is linked to metabolic syndrome in people. Studies have indicated that obese dogs have components of metabolic syndrome, warranting evaluation for ORCD in obese dogs. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate cardiac structure and function and metabolic variables in obese dogs compared to ideal weight dogs. ANIMALS: Forty-six healthy, small-breed (<25 pounds), obese dogs (n = 29) compared to ideal weight dogs (n = 17)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608581/effects-of-milk-thistle-meal-on-performance-ileal-bacterial-enumeration-jejunal-morphology-and-blood-lipid-peroxidation-in-laying-hens-fed-diets-with-different-levels-of-metabolizable-energy
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N S Hashemi Jabali, A H Mahdavi, S Ansari Mahyari, M Sedghi, R Akbari Moghaddam Kakhki
This study was conducted to evaluate the effects of different levels of milk thistle meal on performance, blood biochemical indices, ileal bacterial counts and intestinal histology in laying hens fed diets containing different levels of metabolizable energy. A total number of 200 Leghorn laying hens (Hy-Line W-36) were randomly assigned to eight experimental treatments with five cage replicates of five birds each. Dietary treatments consisted of four levels of milk thistle meal (0%, 15%, 30% and 60%) and two levels of AMEn (11...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607417/predictors-of-chronic-kidney-disease-in-type-1-diabetes-a-longitudinal-study-from-the-amd-annals-initiative
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Pamela Piscitelli, Francesca Viazzi, Paola Fioretto, Carlo Giorda, Antonio Ceriello, Stefano Genovese, Giuseppina Russo, Pietro Guida, Roberto Pontremoli, Salvatore De De Cosmo
We evaluated 2,656 patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and preserved renal function from the database of the Italian Association of Clinical Diabetologists network to identify clinical predictors for the development of chronic kidney disease. We measured estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), urinary albumin excretion, HbA1c, lipids, blood pressure. Over a 5-year period 4.3% (n = 115) developed reduced eGFR (<60 ml/min/1.73 m(2)), 18.0% (n = 477) albuminuria, and 21.0% (n = 559) either one of the renal endpoints (CKD)...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606702/effect-of-hazelnut-on-serum-lipid-profile-and-fatty-acid-composition-of-erythrocyte-phospholipids-in-children-and-adolescents-with-primary-hyperlipidemia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Valeria Deon, Cristian Del Bo', Federica Guaraldi, Francesca Abello, Simona Belviso, Marisa Porrini, Patrizia Riso, Ornella Guardamagna
BACKGROUND & AIM: Regular intake of nuts improves lipid profile and thus reduces the cardiovascular (CV) risk associated with hyperlipidemia. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of a dietary intervention with hazelnuts (HZNs, 15-30 g/day, depending on patient weight) on serum lipid profile, anthropometric parameters and fatty acids (FAs) composition of erythrocyte phospholipids in children and adolescents with primary hyperlipidemia. METHODS: Eight-week randomized, single blind, controlled, three-arm, parallel-group study...
May 27, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602797/the-effect-of-statins-on-cardiovascular-outcomes-by-smoking-status-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Sorin Ursoniu, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Maria-Corina Serban, Peter Penson, Peter P Toth, Paul M Ridker, Kausik K Ray, G Kees Hovingh, John J Kastelein, Adrian V Hernandez, JoAnn E Manson, Jacek Rysz, Maciej Banach
Smoking is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) morbidity and mortality. The impact of statin therapy on CVD risk by smoking status has not been fully investigated. Therefore we assessed the impact of statin therapy on CVD outcomes by smoking status through a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis of available randomized controlled trials (RCTs). The literature search included EMBASE, ProQuest, CINAHL and PUBMED databases to 30 January 2016 to identify RCTs that investigated the effect of statin therapy on cumulative incidence of major CVD endpoints (e...
June 9, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599673/low-hdl-cholesterol-among-hiv-1-infected-and-hiv-1-uninfected-individuals-in-nairobi-kenya
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Anne Njoroge, B L Guthrie, Rose Bosire, Mark Wener, James Kiarie, Carey Farquhar
BACKGROUND: Antiretroviral treatment (ART) is associated with dyslipidemia yet little is known about the burden of dyslipidemia in the absence of ART in sub-Saharan Africa. We compared the prevalence and risk factors for dyslipidemia among HIV-infected ART-naïve adults and their uninfected partners in Nairobi, Kenya. METHODS: Non-fasting total cholesterol (TC) and high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) levels were measured by standard lipid spectrophotometry on thawed plasma samples obtained from HIV-infected participants and their uninfected partners...
June 9, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593471/effects-of-combined-exposure-to-chronic-high-fat-diet-and-arsenic-on-thyroid-function-and-lipid-profile-in-male-mouse
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Akram Ahangarpour, Soheila Alboghobeish, Ali Akbar Oroojan, Leila Zeidooni, Azin Samimi, Golshan Afshari
The thyroid is one of the major endocrine glands that contribute to body and fat metabolism. The present study evaluated the effects of combined exposure to chronic high-fat diet (HFD) and arsenic on thyroid function and lipid profile. In this experimental study, 72 male Naval Medical Research Institute mice were divided into six groups and fed HFD or low-fat diet (LFD) while being exposed to 25 or 50 ppm of arsenic in drinking water for 20 weeks. After 24 h of the last experimental day, blood samples were collected for hormonal and biochemical measurements...
June 8, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
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