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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773464/sex-and-gender-differences-in-developmental-programming-of-metabolism
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Laura Dearden, Sebastien G Bouret, Susan E Ozanne
BACKGROUND: The early life environment experienced by an individual in utero and during the neonatal period is a major factor in shaping later life disease risk-including susceptibility to develop obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The incidence of metabolic disease is different between males and females. How the early life environment may underlie these sex differences is an area of active investigation. SCOPE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to summarize our current understanding of how the early life environment influences metabolic disease risk in a sex specific manner...
April 30, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753799/predictors-of-erectile-function-normalization-in-men-with-erectile-dysfunction-treated-with-placebo
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John P Mulhall, Martin Carlsson, Vera Stecher, Li-Jung Tseng
BACKGROUND: Clinical study and practice data have shown sildenafil improves sexual function in men with erectile dysfunction (ED). However, some men treated with placebo in double-blind, placebo-controlled sildenafil studies also report improved erectile function as measured by International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF)-Erectile Function Domain (EFD) scores. AIM: This analysis estimated the relationship between post-baseline IIEF-EFD scores and demographic variables, including co-morbidities, in men with ED receiving placebo in flexible-dose sildenafil studies...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751956/relation-of-postexercise-reduction-of-arterial-blood-pressure-and-erectile-dysfunction-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease
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Dariusz Kałka, Jana Gebala, Lesław Rusiecki, Ryszard Smoliński, Jakub Dulanowski, Małgorzata Rusiecka, Anna Biełous-Wilk, Witold Pilecki, Krzysztof Womperski, Romuald Zdrojowy
Penile erection is a hemodynamic process consisting of 2 synchronized components in which the first (active) requires proper vascular endothelium functioning, whereas the second one (passive) is based on a veno-occlusive mechanism. Antihypertensive treatment reduces the passive component, often leading to the development of erectile dysfunction (ED), but lifestyle modifications can improve the sexual functioning. The study aimed to evaluate the association between blood pressure (BP) reduction caused by cardiovascular training and the intensity of ED in men with coronary heart disease...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730645/sexual-function-is-an-indicator-of-central-arterial-stiffness-and-arterial-stiffness-gradient-in-japanese-adult-men
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Hiroshi Kumagai, Toru Yoshikawa, Kanae Myoenzono, Keisei Kosaki, Nobuhiko Akazawa, Zempo-Miyaki Asako, Takehiko Tsujimoto, Tetsuhiro Kidokoro, Kiyoji Tanaka, Seiji Maeda
BACKGROUND: As arterial stiffness increases in the absence of subjective symptoms, a personal indicator that reflects increased risk of cardiovascular disease is necessary. Penile erection is regulated by vascular function, and atherosclerosis affects the penile artery earlier than it affects the coronary and carotid arteries. Therefore, we hypothesized that deterioration of erectile function could be a marker of increased risk for cardiovascular disease. To test our hypothesis, we assessed erectile function and arterial stiffness in a cross-sectional study...
May 5, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725283/isoflavones-calcium-vitamin-d-and-inulin-improve-quality-of-life-sexual-function-body-composition-and-metabolic-parameters-in-menopausal-women-result-from-a-prospective-randomized-placebo-controlled-parallel-group-study
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Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Salvatore Caruso, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Stefano Cianci, Antonio Cianci
Introduction: Menopause results in metabolic changes that contribute to increase risk of cardiovascular diseases: increase in low density lipoprotein (LDL) and triglycerides and decrease in high density lipoprotein (HDL), weight gain are associated with a correspondent increase in incidence of hypertension and diabetes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a preparation of isoflavones, calcium vitamin D and inulin in menopausal women. Material and methods: We performed a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study...
March 2018: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670566/non-motor-symptoms-of-parkinson-s-disease-and-their-impact-on-quality-of-life-in-a-cohort-of-moroccan-patients
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Houyam Tibar, Khalil El Bayad, Ahmed Bouhouche, El Hachmia Ait Ben Haddou, Ali Benomar, Mohamed Yahyaoui, Abdelhamid Benazzouz, Wafa Regragui
Background: Non-motor symptoms (NMSs) are a real burden in Parkinson's disease (PD). They may appear in early pre-symptomatic stage as well as throughout the disease course. However, their relationship with the deterioration of the patient's quality of life (QoL) is still under debate. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of NMSs and their impact on the QoL in a cohort of Moroccan patients. Methods: We carried out a cross-transactional study, where a total of 117 patients were submitted to a structured clinical interview and examination investigating motor and NMSs based on common and conventional scales...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666136/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-diabetes-mellitus-cardiovascular-and-respiratory-condition-epidemiology-in-sexual-minority-women
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Catherine Meads, Adam Martin, Jeffrey Grierson, Justin Varney
OBJECTIVE: Sexual minority women (SMW) experience higher chronic disease risk factors than heterosexual counterparts. However, it was unclear if these risks translate into higher physical condition rates. This systematic review evaluates cardiovascular disease (CVD), hypertension, respiratory disease and diabetes mellitus in SMW. METHODS: A protocol was registered with the Prospero database (CRD42016050299). Included were studies reporting mortality, incidence or prevalence of the above-listed conditions in SMW compared with heterosexual women...
April 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661697/cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-sexual-minority-women-18-59-years-old-findings-from-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2001-2012
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Billy A Caceres, Abraham A Brody, Perry N Halkitis, Caroline Dorsen, Gary Yu, Deborah A Chyun
OBJECTIVE: Sexual minority women (lesbian and bisexual) experience significant stigma, which may increase their cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of modifiable risk factors for CVD (including mental distress, health behaviors, blood pressure, glycosylated hemoglobin, and total cholesterol) and CVD in sexual minority women compared with their heterosexual peers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A secondary analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2001-2012) was conducted...
April 13, 2018: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661689/cardiometabolic-risk-and-female-sexuality-part-ii-understanding-and-overcoming-gender-differences-the-key-role-of-an-adequate-methodological-approach
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REVIEW
Elisa Maseroli, Irene Scavello, Linda Vignozzi
INTRODUCTION: Although basic science and clinical research indicate that the vascular physiopathology of male and female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is similar, to date the association between FSD and cardiovascular (CV) diseases has been only marginally explored. AIM: To discuss the potential reasons for differences in the role of CV diseases and risk factors in sexual function in women vs men in the 2nd part of a 2-part review. METHODS: A thorough literature search of peer-reviewed publications on the topic was performed using the PubMed database...
April 13, 2018: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625592/orphan-receptor-gpr37l1-contributes-to-the-sexual-dimorphism-of-central-cardiovascular-control
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James L J Coleman, Margaret A Mouat, Jianxin Wu, Nikola Jancovski, Jaspreet K Bassi, Andrea Y Chan, David T Humphreys, Nadine Mrad, Ze-Yan Yu, Tony Ngo, Siiri Iismaa, Cristobal G Dos Remedios, Michael P Feneley, Andrew M Allen, Robert M Graham, Nicola J Smith
BACKGROUND: Over 100 mammalian G protein-coupled receptors are yet to be matched with endogenous ligands; these so-called orphans are prospective drug targets for the treatment of disease. GPR37L1 is one such orphan, abundant in the brain and detectable as mRNA in the heart and kidney. GPR37L1 ablation was reported to cause hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy, and thus, we sought to further define the role of GPR37L1 in blood pressure homeostasis. METHODS: We investigated the cardiovascular effects of GPR37L1 using wild-type (GPR37L1wt/wt ) and null (GPR37L1KO/KO ) mice established on a C57BL/6J background, both under baseline conditions and during AngII infusion...
April 6, 2018: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622522/reprint-of-proteomics-in-cardiovascular-diseases-unveiling-sex-and-gender-differences-in-the-era-of-precision-medicine
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REVIEW
Roberta Baetta, Marta Pontremoli, Alma Martinez Fernandez, Corinne M Spickett, Cristina Banfi
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) represent the most important cause of mortality in women and in men. Contrary to the long-standing notion that the effects of the major risk factors on CVD outcomes are the same in both sexes, recent evidence recognizes new, potentially independent, sex/gender-related risk factors for CVDs, and sex/gender-differences in the clinical presentation of CVDs have been demonstrated. Furthermore, some therapeutic options may not be equally effective and safe in men and women. In this context, proteomics offers an extremely useful and versatile analytical platform for biomedical researches that expand from the screening of early diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers to the investigation of the molecular mechanisms underlying CDVs...
April 3, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29617523/effects-of-sacubitril-valsartan-on-physical-and-social-activity-limitations-in-patients-with-heart-failure-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-paradigm-hf-trial
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Alvin Chandra, Eldrin F Lewis, Brian L Claggett, Akshay S Desai, Milton Packer, Michael R Zile, Karl Swedberg, Jean L Rouleau, Victor C Shi, Martin P Lefkowitz, Tzvetana Katova, John J V McMurray, Scott D Solomon
Importance: Health-related quality of life (HRQL) of patients with heart failure is markedly reduced compared with that in patients with other chronic diseases, demonstrating substantial limitations in physical and social activities. In the Prospective Comparison of ARNI With an ACE-Inhibitor to Determine Impact on Global Mortality and Morbidity in Heart Failure (PARADIGM-HF) trial, sacubitril/valsartan improved overall HRQL compared with enalapril, as determined by the Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire (KCCQ)...
April 4, 2018: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615064/childhood-and-adolescent-phenol-and-phthalate-exposure-and-the-age-of-menarche-in-latina-girls
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Alexandra M Binder, Camila Corvalan, Antonia M Calafat, Xiaoyun Ye, Verónica Mericq, Ana Pereira, Karin B Michels
BACKGROUND: The age of menarche has been associated with metabolic and cardiovascular disease, as well as cancer risk. The decline in menarcheal age over the past century may be partially attributable to increased exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). METHODS: We assessed the influence of 26 phenol and phthalate biomarkers on the timing of menarche in a longitudinal cohort of Chilean girls. These EDCs were quantified in urine collected prior to the onset of breast development (Tanner 1; B1), and during adolescence (Tanner 4; B4)...
April 3, 2018: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603040/screening-for-childhood-adversity-the-what-and-when-of-identifying-individuals-at-risk-for-lifespan-health-disparities
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Kate Ryan Kuhlman, Theodore F Robles, Julienne E Bower, Judith E Carroll
Existing research on childhood adversity and health risk across the lifespan lacks specificity regarding which types of exposures to assess and when. The purpose of this study was to contribute to an empirically-supported framework to guide practitioners interested in identifying youth who may be at greatest risk for a lifelong trajectory of health disparities. We also sought to identify the point in childhood at which screening for adversity exposure would capture the largest group of at risk individuals for triage to prevention and intervention services...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Behavioral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550461/british-society-for-sexual-medicine-guidelines-on-the-management-of-erectile-dysfunction-in-men-2017
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REVIEW
Geoff Hackett, Mike Kirby, Kevan Wylie, Adrian Heald, Nick Ossei-Gerning, David Edwards, Asif Muneer
BACKGROUND: This is an update of the 2008 British Society for Sexual Medicine (BSSM) guidelines. AIM: To provide up-to-date guidance for U.K. (and international) health care professionals managing male sexual dysfunction. METHODS: Source information was obtained from peer-reviewed articles, meetings, and presentations. A search of Embase, MEDLINE, and Cochrane Reviews was performed, covering the search terms "hypogonadism," "eugonadal or hypogonadism or hypogonadal or gonadal," and "low or lower testosterone," starting from 2009 with a cut-off date of September 2017...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550349/sex-metabolism-and-health
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REVIEW
Adriana Maggi, Sara Della Torre
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological and clinical studies have largely demonstrated major differences in the prevalence of metabolic disorders in males and females, but the biological cause of these dissimilarities remain to be elucidated. Mammals are characterized by a major change in reproductive strategies and it is conceivable that these changes subjected females to a significant evolutionary pressure that perfected the coupling between energy metabolism and reproduction. SCOPE OF REVIEW: This review will address the plausibility that female liver functions diverged significantly from males given the role of liver in the control of metabolism...
February 27, 2018: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549630/from-inflammation-to-sexual-dysfunctions-a-journey-through-diabetes-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome
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REVIEW
M I Maiorino, G Bellastella, D Giugliano, K Esposito
Metabolic diseases are associated with chronic low-grade inflammation, which has been indicated as a potential mediator of endothelial dysfunction and cardiovascular disease. Visceral adiposity is thought to be the starting condition of the inflammatory state through the release of inflammatory cytokines, including TNF-alpha, CRP, and IL-6, which in turn promote endothelial dysfunction, endothelial expression of chemokines (IL-1) and adhesion molecules (ICAM-1, VCAM-1, and P-selectin), and the inhibition of anti-atherogenic factors (adiponectin)...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528971/effects-of-5-alpha-reductase-inhibitors-new-insights-on-benefits-and-harms
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Joo Yong Lee, Kang Su Cho
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The use of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5ARIs) for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and other diseases has been proposed and studied. However, the controversy about its benefits and harms for other diseases has persisted. In this review, we will discuss the newly identified effects of 5ARIs based on recently published studies. RECENT FINDINGS: These drugs are currently recommended in clinical guidelines for BPH. However, the reporting of adverse effects, including sexual dysfunction as well as neurologic, endocrine, and cardiovascular effects, have been controversial...
May 2018: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521884/childhood-trauma-perceived-stress-and-hair-cortisol-in-adults-with-and-without-cardiovascular-disease
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Stéphanie Bossé, Tobias Stalder, Bianca DʼAntono
OBJECTIVE: Childhood trauma has been associated with greater psychological and physical morbidity, including a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). This may partially reflect trauma-induced disturbances in how stress is later perceived and regulated. This study evaluated the associations of childhood trauma with perceived stress and hair cortisol concentrations (HCC) in a large sample of adults with coronary artery disease (CAD) and in non-CVD patients experiencing other nonfatal illnesses...
May 2018: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29493455/effects-of-estrogen-in-gender-dependent-fetal-programming-of-adult-cardiovascular-dysfunction
#20
Zewen Chen, Lei Wang, Jun Ke, DaLiao Xiao
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies and experimental studies have demonstrated that intrauterine adverse environment increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in adulthood. However, whether an individual develops a cardiovascular dysfunctional phenotype may depend on genetic background, age, and sex. METHODS: In this review, we summarize some of the recent experimental animal studies in the developmental programming of adult CVD with an emphasis on sex differences and the potential role of estrogen in mediating sexual dimorphism...
March 1, 2018: Current Vascular Pharmacology
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