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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449053/fresh-fruit-consumption-and-all-cause-and-cause-specific-mortality-findings-from-the-china-kadoorie-biobank
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Huaidong Du, Liming Li, Derrick Bennett, Ling Yang, Yu Guo, Timothy J Key, Zheng Bian, Yiping Chen, Robin G Walters, Iona Y Millwood, Junshi Chen, Junzheng Wang, Xue Zhou, Le Fang, Yijun Li, Xianzhi Li, Rory Collins, Richard Peto, Zhengming Chen
Background: Higher fruit consumption is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Substantial uncertainties remain, however, about the associations of fruit consumption with all-cause mortality and mortality from subtypes of CVD and major non-vascular diseases, especially in China. Methods: In 2004-08, the nationwide China Kadoorie Biobank Study recruited > 0.5 million adults aged 30-79 years from 10 diverse localities in China. Fresh fruit consumption was estimated using an interviewer-administered electronic questionnaire, and mortality data were collected from death registries...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449027/lipoprotein-a-and-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-the-european-population-results-from-the-biomarcare-consortium
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Christoph Waldeyer, Nataliya Makarova, Tanja Zeller, Renate B Schnabel, Fabian J Brunner, Torben Jørgensen, Allan Linneberg, Teemu Niiranen, Veikko Salomaa, Pekka Jousilahti, John Yarnell, Marco M Ferrario, Giovanni Veronesi, Paolo Brambilla, Stefano G Signorini, Licia Iacoviello, Simona Costanzo, Simona Giampaoli, Luigi Palmieri, Christa Meisinger, Barbara Thorand, Frank Kee, Wolfgang Koenig, Francisco Ojeda, Jukka Kontto, Ulf Landmesser, Kari Kuulasmaa, Stefan Blankenberg
Aims: As promising compounds to lower Lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) are emerging, the need for a precise characterization and comparability of the Lp(a)-associated cardiovascular risk is increasing. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the distribution of Lp(a) concentrations across the European population, to characterize the association with cardiovascular outcomes and to provide high comparability of the Lp(a)-associated cardiovascular risk by use of centrally determined Lp(a) concentrations. Methods and results: Based on the Biomarkers for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Europe (BiomarCaRE)-project, we analysed data of 56 804 participants from 7 prospective population-based cohorts across Europe with a maximum follow-up of 24 years...
April 24, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448582/comparison-of-multiple-obesity-indices-for-cardiovascular-disease-risk-classification-in-south-asian-adults-the-carrs-study
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Shivani A Patel, Mohan Deepa, Roopa Shivashankar, Mohammed K Ali, Deksha Kapoor, Ruby Gupta, Dorothy Lall, Nikhil Tandon, Viswanathan Mohan, M Masood Kadir, Zafar Fatmi, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, K M Venkat Narayan
BACKGROUND: We comparatively assessed the performance of six simple obesity indices to identify adults with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in a diverse and contemporary South Asian population. METHODS: 8,892 participants aged 20-60 years in 2010-2011 were analyzed. Six obesity indices were examined: body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-height ratio (WHtR), waist-hip ratio (WHR), log of the sum of triceps and subscapular skin fold thickness (LTS), and percent body fat derived from bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447033/prokineticin-is-a-new-linker-between-obesity-and-cardiovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Canan G Nebigil
Obesity is a fast growing epidemic event worldwide. Fatness is associated with a number of comorbidities, including cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). Although obesity can be heredity in 30-70% cases, the environmental contributions also play an important role in the increasing prevalence of obesity. The relationship between development of obesity and CVD is poorly characterized. Obesity and CVD can also be resulted from a common mechanism such as metabolic, inflammatory, and neurohormonal changes. Prokineticins are defined as cytokines (immunoregulatory proteins), adipokines (adipocyte-secreted hormone), angiogenic (increasing vessel formation), or aneroxic (lowering food intake) hormones...
2017: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446756/a-chemically-patterned-microfluidic-paper-based-analytical-device-c-%C3%A2%C2%B5pad-for-point-of-care-diagnostics
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Trinh Lam, Jasmine P Devadhasan, Ryan Howse, Jungkyu Kim
A chemically patterned microfluidic paper-based analytical device (C-µPAD) is developed to create fluidic networks by forming hydrophobic barriers using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of trichlorosilane (TCS) on a chromatography paper. By controlling temperature, pattern size, and CVD duration, optimal conditions were determined by characterizing hydrophobicity, spreading patterns, and flow behavior on various sized fluidic patterns. With these optimal conditions, we demonstrated glucose assay, immunoassay, and heavy metal detection on well-spot C-µPAD and lateral flow C-µPAD...
April 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446500/protective-effect-of-homovanillyl-alcohol-on-cardiovascular-disease-and-total-mortality-virgin-olive-oil-wine-and-catechol-methylathion
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Rafael De la Torre, Dolores Corella, Olga Castañer, Miguel A Martínez-González, Jordi Salas-Salvador, Joan Vila, Ramón Estruch, José V Sorli, Fernando Arós, Miquel Fiol, Emili Ros, Lluís Serra-Majem, Xavier Pintó, Enrique Gómez-Gracia, José Lapetra, Miguel Ruiz-Canela, José Basora, Eva Maria Asensio, Maria Isabel Covas, Montserrat Fitó
Background: Hydroxytyrosol is a phenolic compound that is present in virgin olive oil (VOO) and wine. Hydroxytyrosol-related foods have been shown to protect against cardiovascular disease (CVD).Objective: We investigated the associations between hydroxytyrosol and its biological metabolite, 3-O-methyl-hydroxytyrosol, also known as homovanillyl alcohol (HVAL), with CVD and total mortality.Design: We included 1851 men and women with a mean ± SD age of 66.8 ± 6 y at high risk of CVD from prospective cohort data...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446238/changing-ethnic-inequalities-in-mortality-in-new-zealand-over-30%C3%A2-years-linked-cohort-studies-with-68-9-million-person-years-of-follow-up
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George Disney, Andrea Teng, June Atkinson, Nick Wilson, Tony Blakely
BACKGROUND: Internationally, ethnic inequalities in mortality within countries are increasingly recognized as a public health concern. But few countries have data to monitor such inequalities. We aimed to provide a detailed description of ethnic inequalities (Māori [indigenous], Pacific, and European/Other) in mortality for a country with high quality ethnicity data, using both standard and novel visualization methods. METHODS: Cohort studies of the entire New Zealand population were conducted, using probabilistically-linked Census and mortality data from 1981 to 2011 (68...
April 26, 2017: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446234/retinal-vessel-diameters-and-reactivity-in-diabetes-mellitus-and-or-cardiovascular-disease
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R Heitmar, G Y H Lip, R E Ryder, A D Blann
BACKGROUND: Retinal vessel calibre and vascular dilation/constriction in response to flicker light provocation may provide a measure distinguishing patients suffering from diabetes mellitus and/or cardiovascular disease. METHODS: One hundred and sixteen age and sex matched patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), cardiovascular disease (CVD) and both DM and CVD (DM + CVD) underwent systemic and intraocular pressure measurements. Retinal vessel calibres were assessed using a validated computer-based program to compute central retinal artery and vein equivalents (CRVE) from monochromatic retinal images...
April 26, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446168/plasma-matrix-metalloproteinases-are-associated-with-incident-cardiovascular-disease-and-all-cause-mortality-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-a-12-year-follow-up-study
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S A Peeters, L Engelen, J Buijs, A Jorsal, H-H Parving, L Tarnow, P Rossing, C G Schalkwijk, C D A Stehouwer
BACKGROUND: Altered regulation of extracellular matrix remodeling by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP) may contribute to vascular complications in type 1 diabetes. We investigated associations between plasma MMP-1, -2, -3, -9, -10 and TIMP-1, and cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality in type 1 diabetic patients. METHODS: We prospectively followed 337 type 1 diabetic patients [mean age 41.4 years (9.6), 39% female], 170 with and 167 without diabetic nephropathy, with median follow-up of 12...
April 26, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445539/restless-legs-syndrome-and-cardiovascular-diseases-a-case-control-study
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Marion Cholley-Roulleau, Sofiene Chenini, Séverine Béziat, Lily Guiraud, Isabelle Jaussent, Yves Dauvilliers
OBJECTIVE: The association between restless legs syndrome (RLS), cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and hypertension is inconsistent. This case-control study examined i) the association between primary RLS, CVD and hypertension by taking into account many potential confounders and ii) the influence of RLS duration, severity and treatment, sleep and depressive symptoms on CVD and hypertension in primary RLS. METHODS: A standardized questionnaire to assess the RLS phenotype, history of CVD and hypertension, sleep and depressive symptoms, drug intake and demographic/clinical features was sent to the France-Ekbom Patients Association members...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445176/novel-lipid-modifying-drugs-to-lower-ldl-cholesterol
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Arjen J Cupido, Laurens F Reeskamp, John J P Kastelein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Statins have long been the cornerstone for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, because of perceived adverse effects and insufficient efficacy in certain groups of patients, considerable interest exists in the search for alternatives to lower LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C), and the recent approvals of proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors underlines the success of this quest. Here, we give an updated overview on the most recent developments in the area of LDL-C lowering agents...
April 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444187/modelling-the-cost-effectiveness-pcsk9-inhibitors-vs-ezetimibe-through-ldl-c-reductions-in-a-norwegian-setting
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Max Korman, Torbjørn Wisløff
Aims: Despite the success of statins, there remains unmet clinical need in cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention. New proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors reduce low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) by 55-65%. Two PCSK9 inhibitors, evolocumab and alirocumab, were approved for use in Norway but not yet for reimbursement through public national insurance. We aim to explore the cost-effectiveness of these compared to available treatments in a Norwegian setting...
April 21, 2017: European Heart Journal. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444148/risk-of-acute-myocardial-infarction-among-hcv-and-hcv-men-at-various-lipid-levels-results-from-erchives
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Adeel A Butt, Peng Yan, Kara W Chew, Judith Currier, Kathleen Corey, Raymond T Chung, Ashfaq Shuaib, Abdul-Badi Abou-Samra, Javed Butler, Matthew S Freiberg
Background: Risk of AMI among HCV+ versus HCV- persons with similar lipid levels is unknown. We determined incident AMI rates among HCV+ and HCV- men among various lipid strata. Methods: We created a propensity score matched (PSM) cohort, and a low cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk cohort. Primary outcome was incident AMI rates by HCV status in each lipid strata using National Cholesterol Program guidelines for lipid strata. Results: We identified 85,863 HCV+ and HCV- men in the PSM population...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444108/racial-ethnic-differences-in-left-ventricular-structure-and-function-in-chronic-kidney-disease-the-chronic-renal-insufficiency-cohort
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Faraz S Ahmad, Xuan Cai, Katherine Kunkel, Ana C Ricardo, James P Lash, Dominic S Raj, Jiang He, Amanda H Anderson, Matthew J Budoff, Julie A Wright Nunes, Jason Roy, Jackson T Wright, Alan S Go, Martin G St John Sutton, John W Kusek, Tamara Isakova, Myles Wolf, Martin G Keane
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and it is especially common among Blacks. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is an important subclinical marker of CVD, but there are limited data on racial variation in left ventricular structure and function among persons with CKD. METHODS: In a cross-sectional analysis of the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study, we compared the prevalence of different types of left ventricular remodeling (concentric hypertrophy, eccentric hypertrophy, and concentric remodeling) by race/ethnicity...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443936/effects-of-graphene-defects-on-gas-sensing-properties-towards-no2-detection
#15
Filiberto Ricciardella, Sten Vollebregt, Tiziana Polichetti, Mario Miscuglio, Brigida Alfano, Maria L Miglietta, Ettore Massera, Girolamo Di Francia, Pasqualina M Sarro
The crystal structure of graphene flakes is expected to significantly affect their sensing properties. Here we report an experimental investigation on the crystalline structure of graphene aimed at exploring the effects on the gas sensing properties. The morphology of graphene, prepared via Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), Liquid Phase Exfoliation (LPE) and Mechanical Exfoliation (ME), is inspected through Raman spectroscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). CVD and LPE-graphene structures are found to be more defective with respect to ME-graphene...
April 26, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443506/catestain-a-master-regulator-of-cardiovascular-functions
#16
Sushil K Mahata, Malapaka Kiranmayi, Nitish R Mahapatra
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), the most common cause of death globally, accounts for ~30% of all deaths worldwide. Hypertension is a common contributor to morbidity and mortality from CVD. The plasma concentration of chromogranin A (CgA) is elevated in patients with CVD as well as patients with established human essential hypertension and heart failure (HF). In contrast, the plasma level of the CgA-derived peptide catestatin (CST) is diminished in human essential hypertension. Low conversion of CgA-to-CST has been associated with increased mortality in patients hospitalized with acute HF...
April 24, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441953/anatomic-fat-depots-and-cardiovascular-risk-a-focus-on-the-leg-fat-using-nationwide-surveys-knhanes-2008-2011
#17
Eugene Han, Yong-Ho Lee, Byung-Wan Lee, Eun Seok Kang, In-Kyu Lee, Bong-Soo Cha
BACKGROUND: Although central fat is a well-known risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cardiometabolic disorders, the effect of other regional fats or muscle distribution on CVD risk has not been fully investigated. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study using nationally representative samples of 15,686 subjects from the 2008-2011 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Individual CVD risk was evaluated in adults aged ≥20 without prior CVD, using atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk equations according to the 2013 ACC/AHA guidelines...
April 26, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441923/lowered-pon1-activities-are-strongly-associated-with-depression-and-bipolar-disorder-recurrence-of-hypo-mania-and-depression-increased-disability-and-lowered-quality-of-life
#18
Estefania Gastaldello Moreira, Dalmo Guilherme Correia, Kamila Landucci Bonifácio, Juliana Brum de Moraes, Fernanda Liboni Cavicchioli, Carolina Sampaio Nunes, Sandra Odebrecht Vargas Nunes, Heber Odebrecht Vargas, Décio Sabbatini Barbosa, Michael Maes
BACKGROUND: Mood disorders (MD) frequently co-exist with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and immune-inflammatory and oxidative stress are important shared pathophysiological pathways. Even though there is an extensive investigation of the enzyme paraoxonase 1 (PON1) as a biomarker of susceptibility for CVD, there are only few reports studying PON1 in MD. OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between PON1 activities as well as functional genotypes and MD diagnosis, clinical characteristics and outcomes...
April 26, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441720/association-of-polyphenol-biomarkers-with-cardiovascular-disease-and-mortality-risk-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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REVIEW
Johanna Rienks, Janett Barbaresko, Ute Nöthlings
Epidemiologic studies have suggested an inverse association between flavonoids and cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the results might have been influenced by the use of dietary assessment methods, which are error prone. The aim of this paper was to systematically review and analyse the literature for evidence of associations between polyphenol biomarkers and CVD and mortality risk in observational studies. Eligible studies were identified through PubMed, Web of Science, and reference lists. Multivariable adjusted associations were extracted...
April 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441697/hypertension-management-in-a-population-of-older-adults-in-rural-south-africa
#20
Thiago Veiga Jardim, Sheridan Reiger, Shafika Abrahams-Gessel, F Xavier Gomez-Olive, Ryan G Wagner, Alisha Wade, Till W Bärnighausen, Joshua Salomon, Stephen Tollman, Thomas A Gaziano
OBJECTIVE: Assess awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension, as an indication of its management, in rural South Africa, especially regarding modifiers of these variables. METHODS: A population-representative sample of adults aged at least 40 years residing in the rural Agincourt subdistrict (Mpumalanga Province) covered by a long-term health and sociodemographic surveillance system was recruited. In-person interviews, physical exams, and dried blood spots were collected...
June 2017: Journal of Hypertension
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