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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144438/bioactive-components-in-moringa-oleifera-leaves-protect-against-chronic-disease
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REVIEW
Marcela Vergara-Jimenez, Manal Mused Almatrafi, Maria Luz Fernandez
Moringa Oleifera (MO), a plant from the family Moringacea is a major crop in Asia and Africa. MO has been studied for its health properties, attributed to the numerous bioactive components, including vitamins, phenolic acids, flavonoids, isothiocyanates, tannins and saponins, which are present in significant amounts in various components of the plant. Moringa Oleifera leaves are the most widely studied and they have shown to be beneficial in several chronic conditions, including hypercholesterolemia, high blood pressure, diabetes, insulin resistance, non-alcoholic liver disease, cancer and overall inflammation...
November 16, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142395/biological-effect-of-cynara-cardunculus-on-kidney-status-of-hypercholesterolemic-rats
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Abdullah Glil Alkushi
Context: Cynara cardunculus or artichoke thistle belongs to the sunflower family and has a variety of cultivable forms. Historically, it was cultivated as a vegetable, but more recently, it is being used in cheese and biofuel preparation. Artichoke leaf extracts are also known for its medicinal purposes, particularly in reducing the elevated cholesterol levels in blood. Hypercholesterolemia (HC) is also associated with other complications such as impaired renal function and diabetes mellitus...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142309/hypercholesterolemia-enhances-t-cell-receptor-signaling-and-increases-the-regulatory-t-cell-population
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Reiner K W Mailer, Anton Gisterå, Konstantinos A Polyzos, Daniel F J Ketelhuth, Göran K Hansson
Hypercholesterolemia promotes the inflammation against lipoproteins in atherosclerosis. Development of atherosclerosis is affected by the balance between pro-inflammatory effector T cells and anti-inflammatory regulatory T (Treg) cells. However, phenotype and function of T cell subpopulations in hypercholesterolemia remain to be investigated. Here, we found that cholesterol-containing diet increased the expression of the Treg cell lineage-defining transcription factor FoxP3 among thymocytes and splenocytes...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139513/current-knowledge-of-intestinal-absorption-of-bioactive-peptides
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REVIEW
Weilin Shen, Toshiro Matsui
Peptides have been demonstrated as potentially beneficial compounds against several life-style related diseases such as hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and atherosclerosis, among others. However, limited research has been carried out on peptide absorption, resulting in a lack of understanding and control of this process. Therefore, this review discusses the recent insights gathered on in vitro and in vivo absorption of peptides across intestinal membranes, into blood circulation. Briefly, some di-/tripeptides permeate through intestinal membranes in their intact forms via peptide transporter systems, while others are vulnerable to protease degradation...
November 15, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139315/statin-use-and-risk-for-type-2-diabetes-what-clinicians-should-know
#5
Kevin Maki, Veda Diwadkar-Navsariwala, Melvyn W Kramer
Statins are the first line of pharmacologic treatment for the management of hypercholesterolemia in patients at risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular (CV) disease. In recent years, several randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) and observational studies have reported increased risk for new-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) with statin treatment, particularly with use of high-intensity statins that reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) by 50% or more. This paper summarizes the data from RCTs and observational studies for statin-associated T2D risk, and puts into perspective this evidence, weighed against the established benefits of statin therapy for CV risk reduction...
November 15, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138670/simvastatin-ameliorates-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-by-attenuating-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-rats
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Nawal M Al-Rasheed, Nouf M Al-Rasheed, Iman H Hasan, Maha A Al-Amin, Hanaa N Al-Ajmi, Raeesa A Mohamad, Ayman M Mahmoud
Simvastatin is a lipid-lowering agent used to treat hypercholesterolemia and to reduce the risk of heart disease. This study scrutinized the beneficial effects of simvastatin on experimental diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM), pointing to the role of hyperglycemia-induced oxidative stress and inflammation. Diabetes was induced by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin and both control and diabetic rats received simvastatin for 90 days. Diabetic rats showed significant cardiac hypertrophy, body weight loss, hyperglycemia, and hyperlipidemia...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137927/the-cholesterol-lowering-effect-of-statins-is-potentiated-by-whole-grains-intake-the-polish-norwegian-study-pons
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Georgeta D Vaidean, Marta Manczuk, Sandeep S Vansal, Jacqueline Griffith
BACKGROUND: Hypercholesterolemia treatment guidelines emphasize an adequate whole grains (WG) intake, alone or complementary to pharmacological treatment. We conducted this study to compare the prevalence of adequate WG intake and levels of blood lipids according to the statin/WG intake status. METHODS: This cross-sectional analysis of a community-based study included 12,754 men and women, age 45-64. Statin use over past 30days was recorded by trained nurses. Food intake over past 12months was assessed by a validated food-frequency questionnaire...
November 11, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135581/high-rates-of-hypertension-diabetes-elevated-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-in-hiv-infected-patients-results-from-a-cross-sectional-survey-in-malawi
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Sekai C Mathabire Rücker, Alia Tayea, Joseph Bitilinyu-Bangoh, Elkin H Bermúdez-Aza, Leon Salumu, Isabel A Quiles, Elisabeth Szumilin, Zengani Chirwa, Fernanda Rick, David Maman
OBJECTIVES: Data on cardiovascular disease risks among HIV-infected patients taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) over long periods of time are lacking in Sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Chiradzulu, Malawi from December 2015 to June 2016. HIV-infected persons on ART for more than 10 years (patients) and HIV-negative individuals (controls) from selected clinics participated. Following informed consent, a standardized questionnaire, clinical and laboratory examinations were performed...
November 10, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135575/chronic-kidney-disease-incidence-and-survival-of-thai-hiv-infected-patients
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Wannarat Pongpirul, Krit Pongpirul, Jintanat Ananworanich, Virat Klinbuayaem, Anchalee Avihingsanon, Wisit Prasithsirikul
OBJECTIVES: As data on chronic kidney disease (CKD) incidence among Asian HIV patients has been limited, the present study aimed to estimate the CKD incidence in HIV-infected patients who received standard antiretroviral therapy in Thailand and to compare baseline demographics and clinical characteristics of the patients who developed CKD with those who do not. DESIGN: A multicenter, observational prospective cohort of HIV patients with normal kidney functions who received standard antiretroviral therapy...
November 10, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131399/cholangitis-and-cholangiohepatitis-in-dogs-a-descriptive-study-of-54-cases-based-on-histopathologic-diagnosis-2004-2014
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J L Harrison, B J Turek, D C Brown, C Bradley, J Callahan Clark
BACKGROUND: Cholangitis in dogs appears to be more common than previously thought, but understanding of the disease remains incomplete. OBJECTIVE: To describe a population of dogs with cholangitis or cholangiohepatitis. ANIMALS: Fifty-four client-owned dogs with cholangitis or cholangiohepatitis. METHODS: Medical records of dogs with cholangitis or cholangiohepatitis confirmed by histopathology between January 2004 and December 2014 were identified using a computer-based search and retrospectively reviewed...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130512/hepatocyte-generated-27-hydroxycholesterol-promotes-the-growth-of-melanoma-by-activation-of-estrogen-receptor-alpha
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Wei Tian, Wenxiao Pang, Yao Ge, Xiaomeng He, Duowei Wang, Xianjing Li, Hui Hou, Dewang Zhou, Shuang Feng, Zhen Chen, Yong Yang
Cholesterol plays an important role in maintaining normal physiological function of human body. However, excessive intake will induce a series of diseases including cancer. For melanoma, the relationship between hypercholesterolemia and its incidence remains unknown. The cholesterol metabolite 27-hydroxy cholesterol (27-HC) catalyzed by CYP27A1 has been reported to activate estrogen receptor (ER). As studies have indicated that melanoma expresses ER, we designed experiments to explore whether 27-HC could link hypercholesterolemia and melanoma...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130076/crispr-correction-of-a-homozygous-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-mutation-in-familial-hypercholesterolemia-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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Linda Omer, Elizabeth A Hudson, Shirong Zheng, James B Hoying, Yuan Shan, Nolan L Boyd
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a hereditary disease primarily due to mutations in the low-density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) that lead to elevated cholesterol and premature development of cardiovascular disease. Homozygous FH patients (HoFH) with two dysfunctional LDLR alleles are not as successfully treated with standard hypercholesterol therapies, and more aggressive therapeutic approaches to control cholesterol levels must be considered. Liver transplant can resolve HoFH, and hepatocyte transplantation has shown promising results in animals and humans...
November 2017: Hepatol Commun
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129821/association-between-lipoprotein-a-and-proprotein-convertase-substilisin-kexin-type-9-in-patients-with-heterozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemia-a-case-control-study
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Di Sun, Sha Li, Xi Zhao, Na-Qiong Wu, Cheng-Gang Zhu, Yuan-Lin Guo, Ying Gao, Ping Qing, Chuan-Jue Cui, Geng Liu, Jing Sun, Qian Dong, Jian-Jun Li
BACKGROUND: Recent data have suggested an important role of lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] and proprotein convertase substilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) in the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in both general population and family hypercholesterolemia (FH), while the relation of Lp(a) to PCSK9 has not been examined. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between plasma PCSK9 and Lp(a)in patients with heterozygous FH (HeFH)...
November 9, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128242/early-changes-of-blood-lipid-levels-during-psychotropic-drug-treatment-as-predictors-of-long-term-lipid-changes-and-of-new-onset-dyslipidemia
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Aurélie Delacrétaz, Frederik Vandenberghe, Mehdi Gholam-Rezaee, Nuria Saigi Morgui, Anaïs Glatard, Jacques Thonney, Alessandra Solida-Tozzi, Stéphane Kolly, Sylfa Fassassi Gallo, Philipp Baumann, Sylvie Berney, Sandrine Valloton Zulauff, Jean-Michel Aubry, Roland Hasler, Karsten Ebbing, Armin von Gunten, Philippe Conus, Chin B Eap
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases and dyslipidemia represent a major health issue in psychiatry. Many psychotropic drugs can induce a rapid and substantial increase of blood lipid levels. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine the potential predictive power of an early change of blood lipid levels during psychotropic treatment on long-term change and on dyslipidemia development. METHODS: Data were obtained from a prospective study including 181 psychiatric patients with metabolic parameters monitored during the first year of treatment and with adherence ascertained...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127338/identification-and-in-vitro-characterization-of-two-new-pcsk9-gain-of-function-variants-found-in-patients-with-familial-hypercholesterolemia
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Maria Donata Di Taranto, Asier Benito-Vicente, Carola Giacobbe, Kepa Belloso Uribe, Paolo Rubba, Aitor Etxebarria, Ornella Guardamagna, Marco Gentile, Cesar Martín, Giuliana Fortunato
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an autosomal dominant disease caused by pathogenic variants in genes encoding for LDL receptor (LDLR), Apolipoprotein B and Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9). Among PCSK9 variants, only Gain-of- Function (GOF) variants lead to FH. Greater attention should be paid to the classification of variants as pathogenic. Two hundred sixty nine patients with a clinical suspect of FH were screened for variants in LDLR and the patients without pathogenic variants were screened for variants in PCSK9 and APOB...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122890/microrna-30c-reduces-plasma-cholesterol-in-homozygous-familial-hypercholesterolemic-and-type-2-diabetic-mouse-models
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Sara Irani, Jahangir Iqbal, W James Antoni, Laraib Ijaz, M Mahmood Hussain
High plasma cholesterol levels are found in several metabolic disorders and their reductions are advocated to reduce risk of atherosclerosis. A way to lower plasma lipids is to curtail lipoprotein production; however, this is associated with steatosis. We previously showed that microRNA-30c (miR-30c) lowers diet-induced hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis in C57BL/6J and Apoe-/- mice. Here, we tested miR-30c effect on plasma lipids, transaminases and hepatic lipids in different mouse models. Hepatic delivery of miR-30c to chow fed leptin deficient (ob/ob) and leptin receptor deficient (db/db) hypercholesterolemic and hyperglycemic mice reduced cholesterol in total plasma and VLDL/LDL by ~28% and ~25%, respectively, without affecting triglyceride and glucose levels...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122809/eligibility-for-pcsk9-inhibitors-according-to-american-college-of-cardiology-acc-and-european-society-of-cardiology-european-atherosclerosis-society-esc-eas-guidelines-after-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Baris Gencer, Konstantinos C Koskinas, Lorenz Räber, Alexios Karagiannis, David Nanchen, Reto Auer, David Carballo, Sebastian Carballo, Roland Klingenberg, Dik Heg, Christian M Matter, Thomas F Lüscher, Nicolas Rodondi, François Mach, Stephan Windecker
BACKGROUND: The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and European Society of Cardiology/European Atherosclerosis Society (ESC/EAS) have recently published recommendations for the use of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin-9 (PCSK9) inhibitors in situations of very high risk. We aim to assess in the real world the suitability of PCSK9 inhibitors for acute coronary syndromes. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed a prospective Swiss cohort of 2023 patients hospitalized for acute coronary syndromes between 2009 and 2014 with available data for low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and lipid-lowering therapy at 1 year...
November 9, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121968/association-of-ifitm3-rs12252-polymorphisms-bmi-diabetes-and-hypercholesterolemia-with-mild-flu-in-an-iranian-population
#18
Parvaneh Mehrbod, Sana Eybpoosh, Fatemeh Fotouhi, Hadiseh Shokouhi Targhi, Vahideh Mazaheri, Behrokh Farahmand
BACKGROUND: IFITM3 has been suggested to be associated with infection in some ethnic groups. Diabetes and hypercholesterolemia are also important clinical conditions that can predispose individuals to infection. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of rs12252 C polymorphism, BMI, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia with mild flu in an Iranian population. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study, including 79 mild flu and 125 flu-negative individuals attending primary care centers of three provinces of Iran (i...
November 9, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121661/high-prevalence-of-non-communicable-diseases-and-associated-risk-factors-amongst-adults-living-with-hiv-in-cambodia
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Pheak Chhoun, Sovannary Tuot, Anthony D Harries, Nang Thu Thu Kyaw, Khuondyla Pal, Phalkun Mun, Carrine Brody, Gitau Mburu, Siyan Yi
BACKGROUND: With rapid expansion of antiretroviral therapy for HIV, there are rising life expectancies among people living with HIV. As a result, co-morbidity from non-communicable diseases in those living and aging with HIV is increasingly being reported. Published data on this issue have been limited in Cambodia. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of diabetes mellitus, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia and associated risk factors in adults living with HIV in Cambodia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121499/atorvastatin-accelerates-clearance-of-lipoprotein-remnants-generated-by-activated-brown-fat-to-further-reduce-hypercholesterolemia-and-atherosclerosis
#20
Geerte Hoeke, Yanan Wang, Andrea D van Dam, Isabel M Mol, Eveline Gart, Henk G Klop, Susan M van den Berg, Elsbet H Pieterman, Hans M G Princen, Albert K Groen, Patrick C N Rensen, Jimmy F P Berbée, Mariëtte R Boon
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Activation of brown adipose tissue (BAT) reduces both hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis by increasing the uptake of triglyceride-derived fatty acids by BAT, accompanied by formation and clearance of lipoprotein remnants. We tested the hypothesis that the hepatic uptake of lipoprotein remnants generated by BAT activation would be accelerated by concomitant statin treatment, thereby further reducing hypercholesterolemia and atherosclerosis. METHODS: APOE*3-Leiden...
October 26, 2017: Atherosclerosis
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