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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222405/thyroid-hormones-a-potential-ally-to-ldl-cholesterol-lowering-agents
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REVIEW
Leonidas N Duntas, Gabriela Brenta
L-thyroxine (LT4) treatment of hypothyroidism, particularly in patients with thyroid- stimulating hormone (TSH) >10mU/L, results in improved lipid profile, as LT4 stimulates low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) degradation and the conversion of cholesterol in bile acids by inducing LDL-receptor and 7 alpha hydroxylase expression, respectively. Statins decrease total cholesterol (TC) and LDL-C mainly by suppressing 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A activity. Therefore, the addition of statins to LT4 treatment, following the reversal of hypothyroidism, acts synergistically and forms a powerful treatment modality in patients with this condition whose serum lipids have not achieved the target...
October 2016: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222394/pancreatoprotective-effects-of-geniotrigona-thoracica-stingless-bee-honey-in-streptozotocin-nicotinamide-induced-male-diabetic-rats
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Muhammad Shakir Abdul Aziz, Nelli Giribabu, Pasupuleti Visweswara Rao, Naguib Salleh
: Stingless bee honey (SLBH) has been claimed to possess multiple health benefits. Its anti-diabetic properties are however unknown. In this study, ability of SLBH from Geniotrigona thoracica stingless bee species in ameliorating pancreatic damage and in maintaining metabolic profiles were investigated in diabetic condition. METHODS: SLBH at 1 and 2g/kg/b.w. was given orally to streptozotocin (STZ)-nicotinamide-induced male diabetic rats for 28days. Metabolic parameters (fasting blood glucose-FBG and lipid profiles-LP and serum insulin) were measured by biochemical assays...
February 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222379/increased-static-and-decreased-capacity-oxidation-reduction-potentials-in-plasma-are-predictive-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Gerd Bobe, Tora J Cobb, Scott W Leonard, Savinda Aponso, Christopher B Bahro, Dipankar Koley, Eunice Mah, Richard S Bruno, Maret G Traber
Electric conductivity in plasma is the balance between oxidized and reduced molecules (static Oxidation-Reduction Potential, sORP) and the amount of readily oxidizable molecules (capacity ORP, cORP). Adults with metabolic syndrome (MetS) have increased inflammation, dyslipidemia and oxidative stress; therefore, participants with MetS were hypothesized to have higher plasma sORP and lower cORP than those measures in healthy adults. Heparin-anticoagulated plasma from healthy and age- and gender-matched individuals with MetS (BMI: 22...
February 14, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222036/vascular-risk-factors-are-associated-with-retinal-arteriolar-narrowing-and-venular-widening-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
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Stuart Keel, Catherine Itsiopoulos, Konstandina Koklanis, Meri Vukicevic, Fergus Cameron, Laima Brazionis
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to describe the relationship of retinal arteriolar and venular calibre with vascular risk factors in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: In this hospital-based cross-sectional study, the medical files of 483 children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes were audited to collect retinal images and relevant clinical data. Retinal vascular calibre was measured using standardised protocols. RESULTS: After multivariable adjustments, a vascular risk profile that included: older age, higher serum creatinine, higher systolic blood pressure (SBP), higher body mass index (BMI), abnormal estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), lower high-density lipoproteins (HDL) cholesterol, longer duration of diabetes and higher serum sodium was associated with narrower central retinal artery equivalent (CRAE) (95% CI=-4...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222035/nutritional-status-and-metabolic-profile-in-neurologically-impaired-pediatric-surgical-patients
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Gloria Pelizzo, Valeria Calcaterra, Veronica Carlini, Mario Fusillo, Matteo Manuelli, Catherine Klersy, Noemi Pasqua, Elona Luka, Riccardo Albertini, Mara De Amici, Hellas Cena
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition is reported in pediatric neuromotor disability and impacts the child's health. We described the nutritional and metabolic status in neurologically impaired (NI) children undergoing surgery. METHODS: Anthropometry, body composition, hormonal and nutritional evaluations were performed in 44 NI subjects (13.7±8.0 years). Energy needs were calculated by Krick's formula. Metabolic syndrome (MS) was defined applying the following criteria (≥3 defined MS): fasting blood glucose >100 mg/dL and/or homeostasis model assessment for insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) >97...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222033/non-hdl-cholesterol-and-c-reactive-protein-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
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María Mercedes Prado, Teresita Carrizo, Adela Victoria Abregú, Tomás Meroño
BACKGROUND: To what extent high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) is associated with known cardiovascular risk factors in children with type 1 diabetes (T1D) has not been fully explored. METHODS: Forty-two T1D children (age: 12+/-1 years) without hypertension, retinopathy, hypothyroidism, albuminuria or other endocrine diseases and 20 controls were studied. Out of the 42 T1D patients studied 57% were prepubertal or early pubertal (Tanner I/II), 38% were pubertal (Tanner III/IV) and 5% post-pubertal (Tanner V)...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222013/serum-triglyceride-measurements-the-commutability-of-reference-materials-and-the-accuracy-of-results
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Qinghui Meng, Weiyan Zhou, Chuanbao Zhang, Jie Zeng, Haijian Zhao, Tianjiao Zhang, Donghuan Wang, Jiangtao Zhang, Ying Yan, Wenxiang Chen
Background We aimed to evaluate the commutability of external quality assessment (EQA) materials, aqueous solutions, and commercial reference materials (calibrators and controls), and the accuracy of routine systems for serum triglyceride measurements. Methods According to the clinical and laboratory standards institute (CLSI) EP14-A3 protocol, we analyzed 43 fresh patient specimens and 32 processed materials including lyophilized samples, human serum pools, liquid reagents, swine sera and aqueous solutions by 14 routine methods (evaluated methods) and an isotope dilution liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry method (ID-LC/MS/MS) (comparative method)...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221197/physical-activity-and-cognitive-function-among-older-adults-with-hypertension
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Emily Frith, Paul D Loprinzi
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the specific association between physical activity and cognitive function among a national sample of the broader US adult population with evidence of systemic hypertension. METHODS: Data from the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were used to identify 1554 older adults, aged 60-85 years, with evidence of hypertension. The Digit Symbol Substitution Test (DSST) was used to assess cognitive function tasks of pairing and free recall among participants...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220990/oxidative-stress-serotonergic-changes-and-decreased-ultrasonic-vocalizations-in-a-mouse-model-of-smith-lemli-opitz-syndrome
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Navila F Sharif, Zeljka Korade, Ned A Porter, Harrison Fiona E
Smith Lemli Opitz syndrome is an inherited monogenic disorder in which mutations to the Dhcr7 gene lead to deficits in cholesterol synthesis. As a result, many patients suffer from gross physiological and neurological deficits. The purpose of this study was to identify a potential abnormal behavioral phenotype in a compound mutant mouse model for Smith Lemli Opitz disease (Dhcr7(Δ3)(-5/)(T93M) ) to further validate the model, and to provide potential targets for future therapeutic interventions. We also sought to identify some of the underlying changes in brain function that may be responsible for behavioral differences among groups...
February 21, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220943/sonographic-appearance-of-a-cholesterol-granuloma-mimicking-breast-cancer
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Young-Seon Kim, Jung Min Chang
A breast cholesterol granuloma is a rare benign condition that can be a pitfall in diagnosing breast cancer. We describe a cholesterol granuloma in the breast mimicking breast cancer on sonography. The mass was confirmed to be a cholesterol granuloma through a core needle biopsy, but an excisional biopsy was eventually performed due to suspicious sonographic appearance and histopathological examination of the specimen confirmed the diagnosis. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2017.
February 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220900/membrane-cholesterol-access-into-a-g-protein-coupled-receptor
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Ramon Guixà-González, José L Albasanz, Ismael Rodriguez-Espigares, Manuel Pastor, Ferran Sanz, Maria Martí-Solano, Moutusi Manna, Hector Martinez-Seara, Peter W Hildebrand, Mairena Martín, Jana Selent
Cholesterol is a key component of cell membranes with a proven modulatory role on the function and ligand-binding properties of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Crystal structures of prototypical GPCRs such as the adenosine A2A receptor (A2AR) have confirmed that cholesterol finds stable binding sites at the receptor surface suggesting an allosteric role of this lipid. Here we combine experimental and computational approaches to show that cholesterol can spontaneously enter the A2AR-binding pocket from the membrane milieu using the same portal gate previously suggested for opsin ligands...
February 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220878/homozygous-carriers-of-the-tcf7l2-rs7903146-t-allele-show-altered-postprandial-response-in-triglycerides-and-triglyceride-rich-lipoproteins
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L Engelbrechtsen, T H Hansen, Y Mahendran, P Pyl, E Andersson, A Jonsson, A Gjesing, A Linneberg, T Jørgensen, T Hansen, H Vestergaard
The TCF7L2 rs7903146 T-allele shows the strongest association with type 2 diabetes (T2D) among common gene variants. The aim of this study was to assess circulating levels of metabolites following a meal test in individuals carrying the high risk rs790346 TT genotype (cases) and low-risk CC genotype (controls). Sixty-two men were recruited based on TCF7L2 genotype, 31 were TT carriers and 31 were age- and BMI-matched CC carriers. All participants consumed a test meal after 12 hours of fasting. Metabolites were measured using proton nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220844/waist-to-height-ratio-is-an-effective-indicator-for-comprehensive-cardiovascular-health
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Shiwei Shen, Yun Lu, Huajin Qi, Feng Li, Zhenhai Shen, Liuxin Wu, Chengjian Yang, Ling Wang, Kedong Shui, Weifeng Yao, Dongchang Qiang, Jingting Yun, Lin Zhou
The aim of this study was to determine the associations between cardiovascular health and the waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR). A cross-sectional study was performed recruiting 26701 middle-aged Chinese men. Of the seven ideal cardiovascular health metrics, body mass index (BMI), total cholesterol (TC), blood pressure (BP), and fasting blood glucose (FBG) were found to increase with an elevation of the mean WC and WHtR. The mean WC and WHtR were significantly lower in the subjects with intermediate or ideal cardiovascular health than those with poor or intermediate health...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220801/prostate-cancer-cholesterol-homeostasis-a-target-for-treatment
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Louise Stone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220743/analysis-of-mutations-causing-familial-hypercholesterolaemia-in-black-south-african-patients-of-different-ancestr
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U K Ibe, R Whittall, S E Humphries, G Pilcher, F Raal
BACKGROUND: Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is usually caused by mutations in three genes (LDLR, APOB and PCSK9). OBJECTIVE: To identify the spectrum of FH-causing mutations in black South African (SA) patients. METHODS: DNA samples of 16 unrelated South African FH patients with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, tendon xanthomas and corneal arcus (3 clinically homozygous FH and 13 heterozygous FH) of ethnic African origin were screened for mutations in the LDLR (coding region, promoter and intron/exon boundaries), APOB (part of exon 26) and PCSK9 genes (exon 7), using high-resolution melting...
January 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220042/healthy-obesity-and-risk-of-accelerated-functional-decline-and-disability
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J A Bell, S Sabia, A Singh-Manoux, M Hamer, M Kivimäki
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Some obese adults have a normal metabolic profile and are considered 'healthy', but whether they experience faster ageing than healthy normal-weight adults is unknown. We compared decline in physical function, worsening of bodily pain, and likelihood of future mobility limitation and disability between these groups. SUBJECTS/METHODS: This was a population-based observational study using repeated measures over 2 decades (Whitehall II cohort data)...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219883/statin-side-effects-are-strongest-predictor-of-inadequate-cholesterol-control-study-shows
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Susan Mayor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 19, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219710/unique-effect-of-4-hydroxyestradiol-and-its-methylation-metabolites-on-lipid-and-cholesterol-profiles-in-ovariectomized-female-rats
#18
Pan Wang, Bao-Ting Zhu
Animal studies have shown that endogenous estrogens such as 17β-estradiol (E2) can modulate lipid profiles in vivo, and this effect is generally thought to be mediated by the estrogen receptors (ERs). The present study sought to test a hypothesis that some of the endogenous estrogen metabolites that have very weak estrogenic activity may exert some of their modulating effects on lipid metabolism in an ER-independent manner. Using ovariectomized female rats as an in vivo model, we found that 4-hydroxyestradiol (4-OH-E2) has a markedly stronger effect in reducing the adipocyte size and serum cholesterol level in rats compared to E2, despite the weaker estrogenic activity of 4-OH-E2...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219664/effect-of-pioglitazone-on-cardiometabolic-risk-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Alice Liu, Fahim Abbasi, Sun H Kim, Danit Ariel, Cindy Lamendola, James Cardell, Shiming Xu, Shailja Patel, Vanessa Tomasso, Hafasa Mojaddidi, Kaylene Grove, Philip S Tsao, Clete A Kushida, Gerald M Reaven
Prevalence of insulin resistance is increased in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Because insulin resistance is an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD), this study was initiated to see if pioglitazone administration would improve insulin sensitivity and thereby decrease risk of CVD in overweight/obese, nondiabetic, insulin-resistant patients with untreated OSA. Patients (n = 30) were administered pioglitazone (45 mg/day) for 8 weeks, and measurements were made before and after intervention of insulin action (insulin-mediated glucose uptake by the insulin suppression test), C-reactive protein, lipid/lipoprotein profile, and gene expression profile of periumbilical subcutaneous fat tissue...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219431/assessment-of-triglyceride-and-cholesterol-in-overweight-people-based-on-multiple-linear-regression-and-artificial-intelligence-model
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Jing Ma, Jiong Yu, Guangshu Hao, Dan Wang, Yanni Sun, Jianxin Lu, Hongcui Cao, Feiyan Lin
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of high hyperlipemia is increasing around the world. Our aims are to analyze the relationship of triglyceride (TG) and cholesterol (TC) with indexes of liver function and kidney function, and to develop a prediction model of TG, TC in overweight people. METHODS: A total of 302 adult healthy subjects and 273 overweight subjects were enrolled in this study. The levels of fasting indexes of TG (fs-TG), TC (fs-TC), blood glucose, liver function, and kidney function were measured and analyzed by correlation analysis and multiple linear regression (MRL)...
February 20, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
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