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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426260/the-effects-of-intermittent-use-of-the-sglt-2-inhibitor-dapagliflozin-in-overweight-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-japan-a-randomized-crossover-controlled-clinical-trial
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Kanako Kato, Kunihiro Suzuki, Chie Aoki, Masaaki Sagara, Takafumi Niitani, Sho Wakamatsu, Kazunori Yanagi, Yoshimasa Aso
BACKGROUND: This study examined the effects of short-term administration of the sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT-2) inhibitor, dapagliflozin, on visceral fat area (VFA) in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: In this randomized, crossover, controlled clinical trial, overweight patients with type 2 diabetes were randomized to treatment with 5 mg dapagliflozin for the first (n = 27) or second 12-week study period (n = 29). The parameters evaluated at baseline and after 12 and 24 weeks included blood pressure, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), body composition, VFA, and subcutaneous fat area (SFA)...
April 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425849/age-dependent-obesity-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Qilong Oscar Yang Li, Ines Soro-Arnaiz, Julián Aragonés
Aging is associated with progressive visceral white adipose tissue (WAT) expansion both in human and mouse. Importantly, WAT enlargement is initiated early in life, suggesting that molecular mechanisms underlying age-dependent obesity are activated at early stages of lifetime. Our recent study found that age-dependent obesity was associated with a specific decline in mitochondrial complex IV activity, which leads to reduced fatty acid oxidation and subsequent adipocyte hypertrophy. At the molecular level, global mitochondrial complex IV inhibition was driven by hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF1α)-mediated repression of some of its key subunits, including cytochrome c oxidase 5b (Cox5b)...
March 15, 2017: Adipocyte
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423014/initial-systemic-inflammatory-state-perturbs-exercise-training-adaptations-in-elite-taekwondo-athletes
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Chung-Yu Chen, Yi-Hung Liao, Chun-Chung Chou, Yu-Chi Sung, Shiow-Chwen Tsai
PURPOSE: This study examined ten-week TKD-specific training effects on aerobic capacity, body composition, hormone responses and hematological parameters in elite TKD athletes with varied initial inflammatory states. METHODS: Twenty-two elite college TKD athletes were divided into two groups according to their initial neutrophils-to-lymphocytes ratio (NLR) values: Low NLR (N = 11, 9M/2F, age: 21.6 ± 1.0 yrs; NLR: 1.3 ± 0.2) and High NLR (N = 11, 8M/3F, age: 22...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423008/perirenal-fat-thickness-measured-with-computed-tomography-is-a-reliable-estimate-of-perirenal-fat-mass
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Guillaume Favre, Caroline Grangeon-Chapon, Charles Raffaelli, Florence François-Chalmin, Antonio Iannelli, Vincent Esnault
Deposition of perirenal adipose tissue has been associated with adverse renal and cardiovascular events. We compared various methods to measure perirenal adipose tissue using computerized tomography (CT)-scan and performed correlations with anthropometric measures associated with renal and cardiovascular events. Voluntary overweight and obese subjects undergoing a CT-scan for diagnostic purposes were included in the study. Perirenal adipose tissue volume, adipose tissue area of the renal sinus and perirenal fat thickness were manually measured bilaterally...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422186/high-fat-diet-induces-systemic-b-cell-repertoire-changes-associated-with-insulin-resistance
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T D Pham, M H Y Chng, K M Roskin, K J L Jackson, K D Nguyen, J Glanville, J-Y Lee, E G Engleman, S D Boyd
The development of obesity-associated insulin resistance is associated with B-lymphocyte accumulation in visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and is prevented by B-cell ablation. To characterize potentially pathogenic B-cell repertoires in this disorder, we performed high-throughput immunoglobulin (Ig) sequencing from multiple tissues of mice fed high-fat diet (HFD) and regular diet (RD). HFD significantly changed the biochemical properties of Ig heavy-chain complementarity-determining region-3 (CDRH3) sequences, selecting for IgA antibodies with shorter and more hydrophobic CDRH3 in multiple tissues...
April 19, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420763/reduced-body-weight-gain-in-ubiquilin-1-transgenic-mice-is-associated-with-increased-expression-of-energy-sensing-proteins
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Fangfang Qiao, Kirsty R Longley, Shelley Feng, Sabrina Schnack, Hongbo Gao, Yifan Li, Evelyn H Schlenker, Hongmin Wang
Ubiquilin-1 (Ubqln1), a ubiquitin-like protein, is implicated in a variety of pathophysiological processes, but its role in mediating body weight gain or metabolism has not been determined. Here, we demonstrate that global overexpression of Ubqln1 in a transgenic (Tg) mouse reduces the animal's body weight gain. The decreased body weight gain in Tg mice is associated with lower visceral fat content and higher metabolic rate. The Ubqln1 Tg mice exhibited reduced leptin and insulin levels as well as increased insulin sensitivity manifested by homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420164/the-angiogenesis-inhibitor-als-l1023-from-lemon-balm-leaves-attenuates-high-fat-diet-induced-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-through-regulating-the-visceral-adipose-tissue-function
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Jeongjun Kim, Haerim Lee, Jonghoon Lim, Jaeho Oh, Soon Shik Shin, Michung Yoon
Similar to neoplastic tissues, growth and development of adipose tissue are thought to be angiogenesis-dependent. Since visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is associated with development and progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), we hypothesized that angiogenesis inhibition would attenuate obesity-induced NAFLD. We fed C57BL/6J mice a low-fat diet (LFD, chow 10% kcal fat), a high-fat diet (HFD, 45% kcal fat) or HFD supplemented with the lemon-balm extract ALS-L1023 (HFD-ALS) for 15 weeks. ALS-L1023 reduced endothelial cell-tube formation in vitro...
April 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413578/epicardial-fat-in-the-maintenance-of-cardiovascular-health
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Yang Wu, Aijun Zhang, Dale J Hamilton, Tuo Deng
Epicardial fat is a unique adipose tissue located between the myocardium and the visceral layer of pericardium. This tissue is characterized by highly active fatty acid metabolism and highly expressed thermogenic genes. Epicardial fat and the underlying myocardium share the same microcirculation, suggesting a close and strong interaction between these two structures. Under physiological conditions, epicardial fat protects and supports the heart to exert its normal function. Many clinical studies have shown significant associations between increased amounts of epicardial fat and coronary artery disease (CAD)...
January 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413193/effect-of-dietary-purified-xanthohumol-from-hop-humulus-lupulus-l-pomace-on-adipose-tissue-mass-fasting-blood-glucose-level-and-lipid-metabolism-in-kk-ay-mice
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Koki Takahashi, Kyoichi Osada
We previously showed that xanthohumol-rich hop extract (XRHE, ~18% xanthohumol) exerts anti-obesity effects in rats fed a high-fat diet through regulation of fatty acid metabolism. In this study, we examined the effects of dietary purified xanthohumol from XRHE (PX, ~91.9% xanthohumol) in KK-Ay mice in order to understand the anti-obesity effects of xanthohumol alone because XRHE contains 82% unknown compounds. Dietary consumption of PX significantly inhibited an increase in the visceral fat weight of mice compared to those fed control diet without PX...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413172/the-effects-of-metformin-on-fibroblast-growth-factor-19-21-and-fibroblast-growth-factor-receptor-1-in-high-fat-diet-and-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Yan Wang, Ningning Dang, Pei Sun, Jin Xia, Chunxue Zhang, Shuguang Pang
To understand metformin’s effects on fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) and fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1), we investigated circulating fibroblast growth factor-19 (FGF19), FGF21 levels, and FGFR1 in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In addition, protein kinase B (Akt) signaling pathway was detected to explain the possible mechanisms. T2DM was induced by feeding rats with high-fat diet for 11 weeks, followed by a low dose of streptozotocin (STZ, 30-35 mg/kg, intraperitoneally). Control rats (Con) were fed on a normal chow; diabetic rats (DM) were fed on high-fat diet supplemented with or without metformin (METF) for 12 weeks (500 mg·kg(-1)·d(-1))...
April 11, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411232/wnt5a-regulates-adipose-tissue-angiogenesis-via-anti-angiogenic-vegfa165b-in-obese-humans
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Shakun Karki, Doan Ngo, Melissa G Farb, Song-Young Park, Samantha M Saggese, Naomi M Hamburg, Brian Carmine, Donald T Hess, Kenneth Walsh, Noyan Gokce
Experimental studies suggest that Wingless-related integration site 5a (WNT5A) is a pro-inflammatory secreted protein that is associated with metabolic dysfunction in obesity. Impaired angiogenesis in fat has been implicated in the development of adipose tissue capillary rarefaction, hypoxia, inflammation and metabolic dysfunction. We recently demonstrated that impaired adipose tissue angiogenesis is associated with overexpression of anti-angiogenic factor VEGF-A165b in human fat and the systemic circulation...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409754/the-clinical-utility-of-anthropometric-measures-to-assess-adiposity-in-a-cohort-of-prematurely-born-infants-correlations-with-mri-fat-quantification
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T A Stokes, D Kuehn, M Hood, D M Biko, Ashleigh Pavey, Cara Olsen, C E Hunt
OBJECTIVE: To correlate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of body fat in preterm infants at the time of hospital discharge with same-day anthropometric measures, and to assess the clinical utility of body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and WC/length ratio as indicators of visceral fat. STUDY DESIGN: MRI performed prior to NICU discharge in 25 infants born preterm at <32 weeks gestation. Total body fat and visceral fat were quantified using a commercial software program...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404627/multiphasic-regulation-of-systemic-and-peripheral-organ-metabolic-responses-to-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Chong Wee Liew, Shanshan Xu, Xuerong Wang, Maximilian McCann, Hyerim Whang Kong, Andrew C Carley, Jingbo Pang, Giamila Fantuzzi, J Michael O'Donnell, E Douglas Lewandowski
BACKGROUND: Reduced fat oxidation in hypertrophied hearts coincides with a shift of carnitine palmitoyl transferase I from muscle to increased liver isoforms. Acutely increased carnitine palmitoyl transferase I in normal rodent hearts has been shown to recapitulate the reduced fat oxidation and elevated atrial natriuretic peptide message of cardiac hypertrophy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Because of the potential for reduced fat oxidation to affect cardiac atrial natriuretic peptide, and thus, induce adipose lipolysis, we studied peripheral and systemic metabolism in male C57BL/6 mice model of transverse aortic constriction in which left ventricular hypertrophy occurred by 2 weeks without functional decline until 16 weeks (ejection fraction, -45...
April 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403191/visceral-adipose-tissue-but-not-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-is-associated-with-urine-and-serum-metabolites
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Inga Schlecht, Wolfram Gronwald, Gundula Behrens, Sebastian E Baumeister, Johannes Hertel, Jochen Hochrein, Helena U Zacharias, Beate Fischer, Peter J Oefner, Michael F Leitzmann
Obesity is a complex multifactorial phenotype that influences several metabolic pathways. Yet, few studies have examined the relations of different body fat compartments to urinary and serum metabolites. Anthropometric phenotypes (visceral adipose tissue (VAT), subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT), the ratio between VAT and SAT (VSR), body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC)) and urinary and serum metabolite concentrations measured by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy were measured in a population-based sample of 228 healthy adults...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400411/fatty-acid-uptake-and-blood-flow-in-adipose-tissue-compartments-of-morbidly-obese-subjects-with-or-without-type-2-diabetes-effects-of-bariatric-surgery
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Prince Dadson, Ele Ferrannini, Linda Landini, Jarna C Hannukainen, Kari K Kalliokoski, Maija Vaittinen, Henri Honka, Henry K Karlsson, Jetro J Tuulari, Minna Soinio, Paulina Salminen, Riitta Parkkola, Jussi Pihlajamäki, Patricia Iozzo, Pirjo Nuutila
Body fat accumulation, distribution and metabolic activity are factors in the pathophysiology of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D). We investigated adipose blood flow, fatty acid uptake (FAU), and subcutaneous and visceral fat cellularity in obese patients with or without T2D. A total 23 morbidly obese (BMI 42 kg/m(2)) patients were studied before and 6 months after bariatric surgery; 15 nonobese subjects served as controls. Positron emission tomography was used to measure tissue FAU (with (18)F-FTHA) and blood flow (with H2(15)O); MRI was used for fat distribution, fat biopsy for adipocyte size...
April 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399220/associations-of-fat-and-muscle-tissue-with-cognitive-status-in-older-adults-the-ages-reykjavik-study
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Peggy J J Spauwen, Rachel A Murphy, Pálmi V Jónsson, Sigurdur Sigurdsson, Melissa E Garcia, Gudny Eiriksdottir, Martin P J van Boxtel, Oscar L Lopez, Vilmundur Gudnason, Tamara B Harris, Lenore J Launer
Background/Objective: studies on the association of dementia with specific body composition (BC) components are scarce. Our aim was to investigate associations of BC measures with different levels of cognitive function in late-life. Methods: we studied 5,169 participants (mean age 76 years, 42.9% men) in the AGES-Reykjavik Study of whom 485 (9.4%) were diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and 307 (5.9%) with dementia. Visceral fat, abdominal and thigh subcutaneous fat, and thigh muscle were assessed by computed tomography...
March 1, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396714/cinnamon-polyphenol-extract-inhibits-hyperlipidemia-and-inflammation-by-modulation-of-transcription-factors-in-high-fat-diet-fed-rats
#17
Zeynep Tuzcu, Cemal Orhan, Nurhan Sahin, Vijaya Juturu, Kazim Sahin
We evaluated the effects of cinnamon polyphenol extract on hepatic transcription factors expressions including SREBP-1c and LXR-α in rats fed high fat diet (HFD). Twenty-eight Wistar rats were allocated into four groups: (i) normal control: animals fed with normal chow; (ii) cinnamon: animals supplemented with cinnamon polyphenol; (iii) HFD: animals fed a high-fat diet; and (iv) HFD + cinnamon: animals fed a high-fat diet and treated with cinnamon polyphenol. Obesity was linked to hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and oxidative stress as imitated by elevated serum glucose, lipid profile, and serum and liver malondialdehyde (MDA) concentrations...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394670/effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-visceral-and-hepatic-fat-in-women-with-abdominal-obesity-a-randomized-controlled-study-based-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#18
Hong Lei, Xiao Chen, Shuyun Liu, Zhenyan Chen
OBJECTIVE: Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and hepatic fat deposition are the most important risk factors for women's health. Acupuncture, including electroacupuncture (EA), is used to treat obesity throughout the world. The effect of EA is evaluated mainly by body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC). Few studies have assessed its effect in reducing VAT volume and hepatic fat fraction (HFF) based on an exact measurement method such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This study aimed to resolve this issue...
April 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394360/differential-sympathetic-outflow-to-adipose-depots-is-required-for-visceral-fat-loss-in-response-to-calorie-restriction
#19
L M Sipe, C Yang, J Ephrem, E Garren, J Hirsh, C D Deppmann
The sympathetic nervous system (SNS) regulates energy homeostasis in part by governing fatty acid liberation from adipose tissue. We first examined whether SNS activity toward discrete adipose depots changes in response to a weight loss diet in mice. We found that SNS activity toward each adipose depot is unique in timing, pattern of activation, and habituation with the most dramatic contrast between visceral and subcutaneous adipose depots. Sympathetic drive toward visceral epididymal adipose is more than doubled early in weight loss and then suppressed later in the diet when weight loss plateaued...
April 10, 2017: Nutrition & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392937/reduced-lpl-and-subcutaneous-lipid-storage-capacity-are-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-postmenopausal-women-with-obesity
#20
M C Serra, A S Ryan, A P Goldberg
OBJECTIVES: This study examines the hypothesis that lower adipose tissue lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activity and a limited capacity for subcutaneous adipocyte expansion will be associated with metabolic syndrome (MSyn) in postmenopausal women who are overweight and obese. METHODS: Women (N = 150; age 60 ± 1 year; BMI: 31.5 ± 0.3 kg m(-2); mean ± standard errors of the means [SEM]) with and without MSyn had dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans for total body fat, CT scans for visceral and subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue areas, lipid and glucose metabolic profiles, and abdominal and gluteal fat aspirations for subcutaneous fat cell weight (FCW; N = 150) and LPL activity (N = 100)...
March 2017: Obesity Science & Practice
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