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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793176/non-ldl-dyslipidemia-is-prevalent-in-the-young-and-determined-by-lifestyle-factors-and-age-the-lifelines-cohort
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Jeroen K de Vries, Jan W Balder, Michelle J Pena, Petra Denig, Andries J Smit
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Non-LDL dyslipidemia (NLD) confers cardiovascular risk, and prevalence rates appear to be high in elderly populations. Small cohorts have identified several lifestyle, anthropometric, and medical factors associated with NLD. We aimed to assess sex- and age-specific prevalence of NLD in a contemporary population cohort (n = 167 729), and to identify independent determinants of NLD, focusing on lifestyle, anthropometric, and medical factors. METHODS: The prevalence of NLD was assessed per 10-year age intervals in adults without cardiovascular disease not using lipid-modifying drugs from the Dutch LifeLines cohort...
May 21, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792387/resveratrol-prevents-high-calorie-diet-induced-learning-and-memory-dysfunction-in-juvenile-c57bl-6j-mice
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Bao-Lei Xu, Hui Zhang, Li-Na Ma, Wen Dong, Zhi-Wei Zhao, Jing-Shuang Zhang, Yu-Lan Wang, Xu Zhang, Rong Wang
OBJECTIVE: Because resveratrol (RSV) has been shown to improve learning and memory, so we investigated the potential benefit of RSV on learning and memory deficits in juvenile mice fed with a HC diet and explored the molecular mechanisms underlying this process. METHODS: Six-week-old C57BL/6J mice were divided into three different diet groups: control, HC diet, and HC + RSV diet. Serum insulin and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) levels were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays...
May 24, 2018: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792380/alirocumab-as-add-on-therapy-to-statins-current-evidence-and-clinical-potential
#3
Johann Auer, Robert Berent
Atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases (ASCVDs) are associated with a substantial mortality, physical morbidity, and mental disability. Elevated plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels play a major role in the pathophysiology of ASCVDs. Statins have been shown to reduce ASCVD risk and associated events and are recommended as first-line therapy for treatment of hypercholesterolemia by current international guidelines. The key issue is to attain guideline-recommended LDL-C levels (below 70 mg/dl) for patients at very high cardiovascular risk...
May 1, 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792269/pcsk9-inhibition-ready-for-prime-time-in-ckd
#4
Marion Mafham, Richard Haynes
Lowering LDL cholesterol reduces the risk of atherosclerotic vascular disease in a wide range of patients with chronic kidney disease, with no evidence of a threshold below which further reductions no longer reduce risk. Statins safely lower LDL cholesterol, but novel inhibitors of proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin 9 (PCSK9) provide additional reductions which may reduce atherosclerotic vascular disease yet further in this high risk population.
June 2018: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791572/is-lipid-accumulation-product-associated-with-an-atherogenic-lipoprotein-profile-in-brazilian-subjects
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Flavia De Conti Cartolano, Caroline Pappiani, Maria Camila Prupper de Freitas, Antonio M Figueiredo Neto, Antônio Augusto Ferreira Carioca, Nágila Raquel Teixeira Damasceno
BACKGROUND: Lipid accumulation product (LAP), a simple and low-cost tool, is a novel biomarker of central lipid accumulation and represents a potential surrogate marker for atherogenic lipoprotein profile. However, its association with lipoprotein subfractions has not been described in the literature. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether LAP index could be used as a marker of low- and high-density lipoprotein (LDL and HDL) size in Brazilian individuals. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included patients (n = 351) of both sexes and age between 30-74 years...
April 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791465/predictors-of-subclinical-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-middle-aged-women
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Isly L de Barros, Laura Costa, Bento Bezerra, Rafael Gomes, Natanael Morais, Célia M C Strunz, Moacir Novaes, Otávio C E Gebara, Rodrigo Pinto Pedrosa, José C Nicolau
BACKGROUND: Traditional strategies for primary cardiovascular prevention have been insufficient in reducing the high rates of coronary ischemic events in women, probably because these women are often stratified into low-risk groups. However, cardiovascular diseases continue to be the main cause of morbidity and mortality in women worldwide. We hypothesized that carotid atherosclerosis (CA) is common in middle-aged women. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated asymptomatic peri- and post-menopausal women with no cardiovascular diseases or the use of hormone therapy from two gynecologic clinics...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791169/-epicardial-fat-and-osteoprotegerin-does-a-mutual-relation-exist-pilot-study
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Markéta Sovová, Eliška Sovová, Jana Zapletalová, Markéta Kaletová, David Stejskal, Milan Sova, Michal Konečný, Vlastimil Procházka, Drahomíra Vrzalová, Lea Zarivnijová
INTRODUCTION: Epicardial fat (EPI) plays important role in development of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. According to population studies EPI represents independent risk factor of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and also for neoplasms. Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is a glycoprotein which have role in regulation of immune and cardiovascular systems. High serum levels of OPG are connected with high cardiovascular risk. The aim of our study was to evaluate possible correlation between EPI and OPG level in asymptomatic relatives of patients with CVD...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791146/effect-of-cholesterol-on-membrane-dipole-potential-atomistic-and-coarse-grained-molecular-dynamics-simulations
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Hujun Shen, Mingsen Deng, Zhenhua Wu, Jihua Zhang, Yachao Zhang, Chengui Gao, Chao Cen
The effect of cholesterol on membrane dipole potential has been the subject of a great number of experimental and theoretical investigations, but these studies have yielded different findings and interpretations at high cholesterol concentrations. This suggests that the underlying mechanism of the cholesterol effect is not well addressed. Moreover, as far as we know, none of the previously proposed coarse-grained (CG) models (including MARTINI and its improved versions) has been successfully used to probe the effect of cholesterol on membrane dipole potential, owing to either an inaccurate description of water-cholesterol electrostatics or the neglect of the contribution of cholesterol to membrane dipole potential...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790688/loganic-acid-and-anthocyanins-from-cornelian-cherry-cornus-mas-l-fruits-modulate-diet-induced-atherosclerosis-and-redox-status-in-rabbits
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Tomasz Sozański, Alicja Z Kucharska, Stanisław Dzimira, Jan Magdalan, Dorota Szumny, Agnieszka Matuszewska, Beata Nowak, Narcyz Piórecki, Adam Szeląg, Małgorzata Trocha
BACKGROUND: Cornelian cherry (Cornus mas L.) is a plant growing in southeast Europe, in the past used in folk medicine. There are many previous publications showing the preventive effects of (poly)phenolic compounds, especially anthocyanins, on cardiovascular diseases, but there is a lack of studies comparing the effects of (poly)phenolics and other constituents of fruits. OBJECTIVES: We have attempted to determine if iridoids and anthocyanins from cornelian cherry fruits may affect the formation of atherosclerotic plaques in the aorta as well as lipid peroxidation and oxidative stress in the livers of cholesterol-fed rabbits...
April 25, 2018: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790221/exploring-the-effect-of-a-lifestyle-intervention-on-cancer-risk-43-year-follow-up-of-the-randomized-oslo-diet-and-antismoking-study
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E Botteri, T de Lange, S Tonstad, P Berstad
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The Oslo diet and antismoking study showed that counselling for a healthy lifestyle reduced lifelong coronary mortality in high-risk men. We explored whether the same counselling reduced also cancer risk. METHODS: The study randomly allocated males at high coronary risk to either a 5-year intervention for lifestyle changes (cholesterol-lowering dietary changes, weight loss and stopping smoking) or a control group (1 : 1) in 1972/73. We explored the incidence and mortality of all cancers and cancer forms related to smoking, BMI or diet up to 43 years after randomization...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789664/the-bet-bromodomain-inhibitor-apabetalone-induces-apoptosis-of-latent-hiv-1-reservoir-cells-following-viral-reactivation
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Xuan-Xuan Zhang, Jian Lin, Tai-Zhen Liang, Heng Duan, Xing-Hua Tan, Bao-Min Xi, Lin Li, Shu-Wen Liu
The persistence of latent HIV-1 reservoirs throughout combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) is a major barrier on the path to achieving a cure for AIDS. It has been shown that bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) inhibitors could reactivate HIV-1 latency, but restrained from clinical application due to their toxicity and side effects. Thus, identifying a new type of BET inhibitor with high degrees of selectivity and safety is urgently needed. Apabetalone is a small-molecule selective BET inhibitor specific for second bromodomains, and has been evaluated in phase III clinical trials that enrolled patients with high-risk cardiovascular disorders, dyslipidemia, and low HDL cholesterol...
May 22, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789520/t1-weighted-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-dce-mri-to-distinguish-between-concurrent-cholesterol-granuloma-and-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-of-the-breast-a-case-report
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Cheng-Chuan Hu, Tsun-Hou Chang, Hsian-He Hsu, Yi-Jen Pen, Jyh-Cherng Yu
BACKGROUND Cholesterol granuloma is a benign condition that can be misdiagnosed as breast cancer on mammographic and ultrasound imaging. A case of concomitant cholesterol granuloma with invasive ductal carcinoma of the left breast was imaged with ultrasound elastography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods, including T1-weighted dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI), before biopsy and histopathology. CASE REPORT A 52-year-old woman, with a previous history of intraduct papillomas in both breasts, underwent six-monthly follow-up breast imaging...
May 23, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789493/critical-appraisal-of-advanced-glycation-end-products-ages-and-circulating-soluble-receptors-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-srage-as-a-predictive-biomarkers-for-cardiovascular-disease-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Adel M A Assiri, Hala F M Kamel, Abeer A ALrefai
The interaction of advanced glycation end products (AGE) and their receptors promote vascular complications of diabetes in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The soluble form of the receptor for the advanced glycation end-products (sRAGE) has been studied as a vascular biomarker in various diseases with controversial results. Our aim was to evaluate the association of the serum levels of the AGEs and their receptor sRAGE with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the cardiovascular risk factors among HD patients. There were 130 HD patients and 80 age and gender matched control subjects were involved; 31...
May 22, 2018: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789479/anandamide-revisited-how-cholesterol-and-ceramides-control-receptor-dependent-and-receptor-independent-signal-transmission-pathways-of-a-lipid-neurotransmitter
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REVIEW
Coralie Di Scala, Jacques Fantini, Nouara Yahi, Francisco J Barrantes, Henri Chahinian
Anandamide is a lipid neurotransmitter derived from arachidonic acid, a polyunsaturated fatty acid. The chemical differences between anandamide and arachidonic acid result in a slightly enhanced solubility in water and absence of an ionisable group for the neurotransmitter compared with the fatty acid. In this review, we first analyze the conformational flexibility of anandamide in aqueous and membrane phases. We next study the interaction of the neurotransmitter with membrane lipids and discuss the molecular basis of the unexpected selectivity of anandamide for cholesterol and ceramide from among other membrane lipids...
May 22, 2018: Biomolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789369/-wolbachia-w-stri-blocks-zika-virus-growth-at-two-independent-stages-of-viral-replication
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M J Schultz, A L Tan, C N Gray, S Isern, S F Michael, H M Frydman, J H Connor
Mosquito-transmitted viruses are spread globally and present a great risk to human health. Among the many approaches investigated to limit the diseases caused by these viruses are attempts to make mosquitos resistant to virus infection. Coinfection of mosquitos with the bacterium Wolbachia pipientis from supergroup A is a recent strategy employed to reduce the capacity for major vectors in the Aedes mosquito genus to transmit viruses, including dengue virus (DENV), Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), and Zika virus (ZIKV)...
May 22, 2018: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789355/hdl-functionality-and-cardiovascular-outcome-among-non-dialysis-chronic-kidney-disease-patients
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Kathrin Untersteller, Sabine Meissl, Markus Trieb, Insa Emrich, Adam Zawada, Michael Holzer, Eva Knuplez, Danilo Fliser, Gunnar Heine, Gunther Marsche
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). CKD profoundly affects high-density lipoprotein (HDL) composition and functionality, but if abnormal HDL independently contributes to cardiovascular events in CKD patients remains elusive. In the present study, we assessed whether compositional and functional properties of HDL predict cardiovascular outcome among 526 non-dialysis CKD patients who participate in the CARE FOR HOMe study. We measured HDL cholesterol, the content of HDL-associated pro-inflammatory serum amyloid A (SAA) and activities of the HDL enzymes paraoxonase and lipoprotein associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2)...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Lipid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789011/novel-phenoxazinones-as-potent-agonist-of-ppar-%C3%AE-design-synthesis-molecular-docking-and-in-vivo-studies
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David I Ugwu, Uchechukwu C Okoro, Narendra K Mishra, Sunday N Okafor
BACKGROUND: The use of statin, a 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase inhibitor for the treatment of dyslipidemia has been associated with dose limiting hepatoxicity, mytotoxicity and tolerability due to myalgias thereby necessitating the synthesis of new drug candidates for the treatment of lipid disorder. METHODS: The reaction of appropriate benzenesulphonamide with substituted phenoxazinone in the presence of phenylboronic acid gave the targeted compounds...
May 22, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788974/eicosapentaenoic-acid-ethyl-ester-improves-endothelial-dysfunction-in-type-2-diabetic-mice
#18
Yasuhiro Takenouchi, Kazuo Ohtake, Koji Nobe, Keizo Kasono
BACKGROUND: Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is thought to have many beneficial effects, such as anti-atherosclerogenic and anti-inflammatory properties. However, few studies have reported its effects of endothelial dysfunction in diabetes and its direct effects on the aorta. Here, we investigated the effects of EPA treatment on impaired endothelium-dependent relaxation of the aorta in KKAy mice, a model of type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Male KKAy mice were fed a high-fat (HF) diet for 8 weeks to induce diabetes, after which they were divided into two groups...
May 22, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788966/dyslipidemia-prevalence-awareness-treatment-control-and-risk-factors-in-chinese-rural-population-the-henan-rural-cohort-study
#19
Xiaotian Liu, Songcheng Yu, Zhenxing Mao, Yuqian Li, Haiqing Zhang, Kaili Yang, Honglei Zhang, Ruihua Liu, Xinling Qian, Linlin Li, Ronghai Bie, Chongjian Wang
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of dyslipidemia continue to increase in recent decades in China, however, little is known about the recent prevalence, awareness, treatment, control, and potential risk factors of dyslipidemia in the rural areas of China. METHODS: A total of 39,207 participants aged 18-79 years were recruited for the epidemiological research from the Henan Rural Cohort study. The age- and sex-adjusted means (95% confidence intervals, CI) of serum lipid levels or percentages of prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control overall and in various population subgroups were estimated and compared by multiple linear regression or logistic regression...
May 22, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788702/the-prevalence-of-gallstone-disease-is-significantly-lower-in-natives-than-in-migrants-of-jeju-island
#20
Oh-Sung Kwon, Young-Kyu Kim, Kyu Hee Her
BACKGROUND: The eating habits of Jeju Island natives are quite different from those of the mainland people because of geographic isolation. Diet is a main factor affecting gallstone disease. We investigated the prevalence of gallstone disease in both Jeju Island natives and migrants and studied the risk factors affecting gallstone disease in the Jeju Island people. METHODS: A total of 20,763 subjects who underwent medical checkups at the Health Promotion Center of Jeju National University Hospital in Korea from January 2003 to December 2015 were enrolled in the study...
May 2018: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
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