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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719492/fifty-men-3510-marathons-cardiac-risk-factors-and-coronary-artery-calcium-scores
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William O Roberts, Robert S Schwartz, Ross F Garberich, Samantha Carlson, Thomas Knickelbine, Jonathan G Schwartz, Gretchen Peichel, John R Lesser, Kelly Wickstrom, Kevin M Harris
INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE: Many male marathon runners have elevated coronary artery calcium (CAC) scores despite high physical activity. We examined the association between CAC scores, cardiovascular risk factors, and lifestyle habits in long term marathoners. METHODS: We recruited men who had run ≥1 marathon annually for 25 consecutive years. CAC was assessed using coronary computed tomography angiography. Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CAD) risk factors were measured with a 12-lead ECG, serum lipid panel, height, weight, resting blood pressure and heart rate, and a risk factor questionnaire...
July 17, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719009/diagnosis-of-chronic-heart-failure-by-the-soluble-suppression-of-tumorigenicity-2-and-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide
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Xiao-Ling Jin, Ning Huang, Hui Shang, Ming-Cheng Zhou, Yi Hong, Wen-Zheng Cai, Jie Huang
OBJECTIVE: Our study was to explore the roles between serum soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (sST2) and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) while evaluating ventricular function to properly diagnose chronic heart failure (CHF). METHODS: In total, 197 CHF patients were recruited and classified into ventricular function's II, III, and IV groups, and 106 healthy people into normal control group. To detect concentrations of Sst2 and NT-proBNP, ELISA and electro-chemiluminescence immuno assay were implemented...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718976/low-density-lipopolyprotein-inhibits-flavivirus-acquisition-in-aedes-aegypti
#3
Z L Wagar, M O Tree, M C Mpoy, M J Conway
Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of a number of human pathogens including dengue virus (DENV) and Zika virus (ZIKV). Ae. aegypti acquires these viruses during the processing of bloodmeals obtained from an infected vertebrate host. Vertebrate blood contains a number of factors that have the potential to modify virus acquisition in the mosquito. Interestingly, low density lipopolyprotein (LDL) levels are decreased during severe DENV infection. Accordingly, we hypothesized that LDL is a modifiable factor that can influence flavivirus acquisition in the mosquito...
July 18, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718838/phyllanthus-niruri-standardized-extract-alleviates-the-progression-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-decreases-atherosclerotic-risk-in-sprague-dawley-rats
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Raghdaa Hamdan Al Zarzour, Mariam Ahmad, Mohd Zaini Asmawi, Gurjeet Kaur, Mohammed Ali Ahmed Saeed, Majed Ahmed Al-Mansoub, Sultan Ayesh Mohammed Saghir, Nasiba Salisu Usman, Dhamraa W Al-Dulaimi, Mun Fei Yam
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the major global health issues, strongly correlated with insulin resistance, obesity and oxidative stress. The current study aimed to evaluate anti-NAFLD effects of three different extracts of Phyllanthus niruri (P. niruri). NAFLD was induced in male Sprague-Dawley rats using a special high-fat diet (HFD). A 50% methanolic extract (50% ME) exhibited the highest inhibitory effect against NAFLD progression. It significantly reduced hepatomegaly (16%) and visceral fat weight (22%), decreased NAFLD score, prevented fibrosis, and reduced serum total cholesterol (TC) (48%), low-density lipoprotein (LDL) (65%), free fatty acids (FFAs) (25%), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (45%), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) (38%), insulin concentration (67%), homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) (73%), serum atherogenic ratios TC/high-density lipoprotein (HDL) (29%), LDL/HDL (66%) and (TC-HDL)/HDL (64%), hepatic content of cholesterol (43%), triglyceride (29%) and malondialdehyde (MDA) (40%) compared to a non-treated HFD group...
July 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716185/pitavastatin-and-hdl-effects-on-plasma-levels-and-function-s
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Angela Pirillo, Alberico L Catapano
Low high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels represent an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease; in addition to the reduced HDL-C levels commonly observed in patients at cardiovascular risk, the presence of dysfunctional HDL, i.e. HDL with reduced atheroprotective properties, has been reported. Despite the established inverse correlation between HDL-C levels and cardiovascular risk, several clinical trials with HDL-C-increasing drugs (such as niacin, CETP inhibitors or fibrate) failed to demonstrate that a significant rise in HDL-C levels translate into a cardiovascular benefit...
July 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716156/generic-atorvastatin-is-as-effective-as-the-brand-name-drug-lipitor-%C3%A2-in-lowering-cholesterol-levels-a-cross-sectional-retrospective-cohort-study
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Alexander Loch, Jan Philipp Bewersdorf, Daniel Kofink, Dzafir Ismail, Imran Zainal Abidin, Ramesh Singh Veriah
BACKGROUND: In a world of ever increasing health care costs, generic drugs represent a major opportunity to ensure access to essential medicines for people who otherwise would be unable to afford them. However, some clinicians and patients are still questioning the safety and effectiveness of generic formulations compared to the proprietary drugs necessitating further systematic research analyzing the generic drugs' efficacy. Our objective was to compare the lipid lowering effects of generic and branded atorvastatin...
July 17, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715065/hypertension-dyslipidemia-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-hiv-infected-adults-in-poland
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Magdalena Rogalska-Płońska, Paweł Rogalski, Magdalena Leszczyszyn-Pynka, Justyna Stempkowska, Piotr Kocbach, Aldona Kowalczuk-Kot, Małgorzata Janczarek, Anna Grzeszczuk
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in HIV infected patients increases with aging and duration of the disease. Hypertension (HA), high cholesterol level obesity, diabetes, tobacco exposure and use of alcohol are among the traditional risk factors that contribute to CVD. AIM: was to determinate the incidence of HA, lipid disturbances and CVD risk in dependence on clinical, viral and biochemical factors. METHODS: Four hundred and seventeen HIV infected Caucasian adult patients from the four clinical centers in Poland were enrolled and analyzed on the basis of available medical data from the years 2013-2015...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715064/new-indexes-of-body-fat-distribution-vai-bai-whtr-and-metabolic-disturbances-in-obese
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Beata Jabłonowska-Lietz, Małgorzata Wrzosek, Marta Włodarczyk, Grażyna Nowicka
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between new obesity-related indexes, anthropometric and biochemical parameters and body composition in individuals with obesity. METHODS: The study group consisted of 72 women and 34 men aged 39.0 ± 5.9 years with a mean BMI of 32.6 ± 2.4 kg / m2, admitted for body weight reduction. In all participants body weight (BW), height, waist circumference (WC), hip circumference (HC), body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip-ratio (WHR), visceral adiposity index (VAI), body adiposity index (BAI), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) were assessed...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709459/association-of-lipocalin-2-level-glycemic-status-and-obesity-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Areej E Elkhidir, Halima B Eltaher, Abdelrahim O Mohamed
BACKGROUND: Management of type 2 diabetes mellitus aims to maintain a normal glycemic status, which if not, it may lead to acute and/or chronic diabetic complications. Earlier studies found Lipocalin-2 elevated in complications associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus such as ischemic heart disease. These lipocalin-2 changes had been linked to obesity and uncontrolled diabetes. So, it could be useful to understand the effect of glycemic control and obesity on lipocalin-2. METHODS: This was a case control study...
July 14, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709177/effects-of-testosterone-therapy-on-bmi-blood-pressure-and-laboratory-profile-of-transgender-men-a-systematic-review
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I Velho, T M Fighera, P K Ziegelmann, P M Spritzer
Testosterone is the main hormonal agent used for cross-sex hormone therapy in female-to-male transgender persons. Our aim was to systematically review the literature concerning the effects of testosterone on body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, hematocrit, hemoglobin, lipid profile, and liver enzymes in transgender men. PUBMED and EMBASE were searched for studies published until March 2017. Studies were included if they reported interventions with any dose of testosterone and comparison of variables before and during treatment...
July 14, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707864/oxidative-stress-antioxidants-and-lipid-profile-in-the-serum-and-saliva-of-individuals-with-coronary-heart-disease-is-there-a-link-with-periodontal-health
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Natheer H Al-Rawi, Alaa M Shahid
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stresses and dyslipidemia are an important risk factor in the development of coronary atherosclerotic complications like angina pectoris and myocardial infarction. The aim of this study was to find the relationship between the salivary lipid profile, lipid peroxidation and antioxidants and the periodontal health status of patients with acute coronary heart disease. METHODS: Forty s who had experienced a recent attack of angina pectoris or myocardial infarction and another 40 noncardiac patients matched for age, sex and residence (control) were recruited...
July 12, 2017: Minerva Stomatologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707319/tenofovir-disoproxil-fumarate-significantly-decreases-serum-lipoprotein-levels-compared-with-entecavir-nucleos-t-ide-analogue-therapy-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-carriers
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A A Shaheen, M AlMattooq, S Yazdanfar, K W Burak, M G Swain, S E Congly, M A Borman, S S Lee, R P Myers, C S Coffin
BACKGROUND: Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) and entecavir (ETV) are first-line treatments for chronic hepatitis B (CHB). Studies suggest lipid lowering effect of TDF in human immunodeficiency virus positive (HIV+) individuals, but the effect on lipids and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in CHB is unknown. AIM: To compare TDF vs ETV effects on lipid levels in CHB. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, data on serum lipids and CVD risk factors at baseline and ~1 year on TDF or ETV were collected from CHB carriers...
July 13, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704936/effects-of-a-new-nutraceutical-formulation-berberine-red-yeast-rice-and-chitosan-on-non-hdl-cholesterol-levels-in-individuals-with-dyslipidemia-results-from-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Valentina Spigoni, Raffaella Aldigeri, Monica Antonini, Maria Maddalena Micheli, Federica Fantuzzi, Andrea Fratter, Marzia Pellizzato, Eleonora Derlindati, Ivana Zavaroni, Riccardo C Bonadonna, Alessandra Dei Cas
Increased non high-density lipoprotein (HDL)/low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels are independent risk factors for cardiovascular (CV) mortality with no documented threshold. A new combination of nutraceuticals (berberine 200 mg, monacolin K 3 mg, chitosan 10 mg and coenzyme Q 10 mg) with additive lipid-lowering properties has become available. The aim of the study is to test the efficacy of the nutraceutical formulation (one daily) in lowering non-HDL cholesterol vs. placebo at 12 weeks in individuals with non-HDL-cholesterol levels ≥160 mg/dL...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704507/regular-moist-snuff-dipping-does-not-affect-endurance-exercise-performance
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Frida Björkman, Fredrik Edin, C Mikael Mattsson, Filip Larsen, Björn Ekblom
Physiological and medical effects of snuff have previously been obtained either in cross-sectional studies or after snuff administration to non-tobacco users. The effects of snuff cessation after several years of daily use are unknown. 24 participants with >2 years of daily snuff-use were tested before and after >6 weeks snuff cessation (SCG). A control group (CO) of 11 snuff users kept their normal habits. Resting heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) were significantly lower in SCG after snuff cessation, and body mass was increased by 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703962/haematological-and-biochemical-studies-on-justicia-carnea-leaves-extract-in-phenylhydrazine-induced-anemia-in-albino-rats
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Chimaraoke Onyeabo, Ngozi K Achi, Chima A Ekeleme-Egedigwe, Chidinma U Ebere, Chidinma K Okoro
BACKGROUND: Justicia carnea is a medicinal plant used widely in Nigeria which is reported to have diverse functions, including blood-boosting potential. Aim. The effect of the ethanol extract of Justicea carnea (JC) leaves in phenylhydrazine induced-anemia albino rats on haematological and lipid profile parameters was investigated. METHODS: The experimental animals were randomly grouped into five groups of six rats each – group 1 (non-anemic control), group 2 (anemic control), group 3 (500 mg/kg of JC extract), group 4 (1000 mg/kg of JC extract) and group 5 (DMSO control)...
April 2017: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701632/clinical-features-and-gaps-in-the-management-of-probable-familial-hypercholesterolemia-and-cardiovascular-disease
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Barak Zafrir, Ayman Jubran, Gil Lavie, David A Halon, Moshe Y Flugelman, Chen Shapira
BACKGROUND: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is associated with premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). The introduction of potent therapeutic agents underlies the importance of improving clinical diagnosis and treatment gaps in FH.Methods and Results:A regional database of 1,690 adult patients with high-probability FH based on age-dependent peak-low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) cut-offs and exclusion of secondary causes of severe hypercholesterolemia, was examined to explore the clinical manifestations and current needs in the management of ASCVD, which was present in 248 patients (15%), of whom 83% had coronary artery disease (CAD); 19%, stroke; and 13%, peripheral artery disease...
July 12, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701285/association-of-divalent-cations-and-insulin-resistance-with-thyroid-hormones-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Rajendran Jayanthi, Abu Raghavan Srinivasan, Niranjan Gopal, Ramesh Ramaswamy
AIM: The study was primarily aimed at investigating the association of Magnesium and Zinc levels in the serum of adult Non- obese and Obese type 2 diabetic patients, with particular reference to thyroid comorbidity. METHODS: 108 patients with T2DM of both genders (24 Non obese and 84 Obese) were enrolled from a tertiary health care unit in Puducherry. The cardio-metabolic risk factors were assessed through body mass index, Waist hip ratio, blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, lipid profile and glycated haemoglobin...
July 3, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700832/a-12-week-low-carbohydrate-high-fat-lchf-diet-improves-metabolic-health-outcomes-over-a-control-diet-in-a-randomised-controlled-trial-with-overweight-defence-force-personnel
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Caryn Zinn, Julia McPhee, Nigel Kent Harris, Micalla Williden, Kate Prendergast, Grant Schofield
INTRODUCTION: Overweight, obesity and poor health is becoming a global concern for defence force personnel. Conventional nutrition guidelines are being questioned for their efficacy in achieving optimal body composition and long-term health. This study compared the effects of a 12-week low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet with a conventional, high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet on weight reduction and metabolic health outcomes in at-risk New Zealand Defence Force personnel. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this randomised controlled trial, 41 overweight personnel were assigned to intervention and control groups...
July 12, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700358/antihyperglycemic-treatment-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-italy-the-impact-of-age-and-kidney-function
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Sandro Gentile, Pamela Piscitelli, Francesca Viazzi, Giuseppina Russo, Antonio Ceriello, Carlo Giorda, Piero Guida, Paola Fioretto, Roberto Pontremoli, Felice Strollo, Salvatore De Cosmo, The Amd-Annals Study Group
We describe AHA utilization pattern according to age and renal function in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), in real-life conditions.The analysis was performed using the data set of electronic medical records collected between 1 January and 31 December, 2011 in 207 Italian diabetes centers. The study population consisted of 157,595 individuals with T2DM. The AHA treatment regimens was evaluated. Kidney function was assessed by eGFR, estimated using the CKD-EPI formula. Other determinations: HbA1c, blood pressure (BP), low- density lipoprotein (LDL-c), total and high density lipoprotein cholesterol (TC and HDL-c), triglycerides (TG) and serum uric acid (SUA)...
June 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699976/discordant-lipid-pattern-and-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-importance-of-remnant-cholesterol
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Walter Masson, Martín Lobo, Graciela Molinero, Daniel Siniawski
Background: Subjects with levels of non-HDL-C 30 mg/dL above those of LDL-C (lipid discordance) or with high remnant cholesterol levels could have a greater residual cardiovascular risk. Objectives: To determine the prevalence of lipid discordance in a primary prevention population and analyze the clinical variables associated with it; To investigate the association between lipid discordance and remnant cholesterol with the presence of carotid plaque. Methods: Primary prevention patients without diabetes or lipid-lowering therapy were included...
June 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
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