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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632766/associations-between-anthropometric-parameters-and-lipid-profiles-in-chinese-individuals-with-age-%C3%A2-40-years-and-bmi-28kg-m2
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Zhi Yang, Xun Ding, Jiang Liu, Peng Duan, Lian Si, Binghua Wan, Ping Tu
BACKGROUND: Lipid abnormalities are associated with overweight and obesity. Some simple anthropometric measurements such as body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHpR), and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), may link to increased risk of dyslipidemia. However, diverse results were found in different population studies. We focused on the associations between these measurements and dyslipidemia in non-obese (BMI <28kg/m2) population aged more than 40 years. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Cross-sectional study of 4185 non-obese adults aged more than 40 years was conducted in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, China...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632483/cardiovascular-disease-risk-profile-of-ncaa-division-iii-intercollegiate-football-athletes-a-pilot-study
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Cynthia J Wright, Elizabeth L Abbey, Barbara A Brandon, Edward J Reisman, Christina M Kirkpatrick
OBJECTIVES: Concerns about the long-term cardiovascular health implications of American football participation have been investigated at the professional and Division I levels, but limited research is available at the less resourced Division III level. Therefore, the objective was to assess the cardiovascular disease risk profile of NCAA Division III intercollegiate football athletes. METHODS: Eighty-nine varsity football athletes (age=19.6±1.7 years, height=1...
June 20, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628273/exposure-of-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-vascular-endothelial-and-smooth-muscle-cells-in-coculture-to-hemodynamics-induces-primary-vascular-cell-like-phenotypes
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Maria S Collado, Banumathi K Cole, Robert A Figler, Mark Lawson, David Manka, Michael B Simmers, Steve Hoang, Felipe Serrano, Brett R Blackman, Sanjay Sinha, Brian R Wamhoff
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can be differentiated into vascular endothelial (iEC) and smooth muscle (iSMC) cells. However, because iECs and iSMCs are not derived from an intact blood vessel, they represent an immature phenotype. Hemodynamics and heterotypic cell:cell communication play important roles in vascular cell phenotypic modulation. Here we tested the hypothesis that hemodynamic exposure of iECs in coculture with iSMCs induces an in vivo-like phenotype. iECs and iSMCs were cocultured under vascular region-specific blood flow hemodynamics, and compared to hemodynamic cocultures of blood vessel-derived endothelial (pEC) and smooth muscle (pSMC) cells...
June 19, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628145/-relationship-between-glycemic-control-and-visceral-adiposity-index-among-the-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Y Y Cao, X Tang, K X Sun, Z K Liu, X Xiang, J Juan, J Song, Q Z Duan, D J Zhaxi, Y N Hu, Y F Yang, M Y Shi, Y H Tian, S P Huang, X F Liu, N Li, J Li, T Wu, D F Chen, Y H Hu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between glycemic control and visceral adiposity index (VAI) among type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. METHODS: A community-based epidemiological field study for patients with T2DM aged ≥ 40 years was conducted in China.Every participant underwent physical examinations, biochemical tests of fasting glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c), total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and so on, and a questionnaire, including anthropometric characteristics, lifestyle, disease history, family history, and medication use...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627815/the-levels-of-serum-irisin-as-a-predictor-of-insulin-resistance-in-han-chinese-adults-with-metabolically-healthy-obesity
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Bo-Wei Liu, Fu-Zai Yin, Xi-Ming Qi, Dong-Mei Fan, Yue Zhang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate serum irisin levels and analyze its related factors in Han adults with metabolically healthy obesity. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 75 metabolically healthy, non-obese adults and 51 metabolically healthy, obese adults. Anthropometric measurements, including height, weight, waist circumference (WC), and blood pressure, were performed. All patients underwent an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) after 8 hours of fasting, and the levels of glucose, insulin, lipids, and serum irisin were measured...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627804/the-effect-of-genetic-polymorphisms-in-slco2b1-on-the-lipid-lowering-efficacy-of-rosuvastatin-in-healthy-adults-with-elevated-low-density-lipoprotein
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Tae-Eun Kim, Dong-Seong Shin, Namyi Gu, Byung Hwa Jung, Jayoun Kim, Young Min Cho, Kyung-Sang Yu, Joo-Youn Cho
Rosuvastatin is an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor widely used for treating hypercholesterolaemia. We investigated whether genetic polymorphisms in solute carrier organic anion transporter 2B1 (SLCO2B1) affect the lipid-lowering effect of rosuvastatin in healthy adults with elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL). This study included 18 volunteers with LDL levels above 130 mg/dL. Rosuvastatin (20 mg) was administered once a day for 8 weeks. Blood samples were drawn before and after the 8-week treatment to measure changes in lipid levels...
June 19, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626098/-association-between-glycosylated-hemoglobin-and-%C3%A2-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-%C3%A2-health-examination-population
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Qian Zhang, Yang Yu, Mengfeng Yang, Xiuping Lin, Yulan Liu, Xianggui Xu
To investigate associations between glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in population who underwent periodic heath examination.
 Methods: A total of 912 subjects were selected from the health examination adults in University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital from June to November 2013, and they were assigned into a NAFLD group, an else hepatic disease group, and a control group. The physical examination results of these subjects were analyzed retrospectively. 
 Results: The prevalence of NAFLD was 29...
May 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625128/the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signalling-pathway-inhibitor-sclerostin-is-a-biomarker-for-early-atherosclerosis-in-obesity
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Djordje S Popovic, Milena Mitrovic, Dragana Tomic-Naglic, Tijana Icin, Ivana Bajkin, Bojan Vukovic, Damir Benc, Zeljko Zivanovic, Branka Kovacev-Zavisic, Edita Stokic
BACKGROUND: Sclerostin is an inhibitor of the wingless-type mouse mammary tumor virus integration site family/β-catenin signalling pathway (WβcSP), which plays an important role in bone metabolism and in vascular biology. It could act protective regarding atherosclerosis development through its effect on WβcSP in vascular cells. Nevertheless, results of studies analyzing association between circulating sclerostin level (CSL) and atherosclerotic diseases (AD) are showing conflicting results...
June 18, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624686/genetic-factors-exist-behind-the-high-prevalence-of-reduced-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-levels-in-the-roma-population
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Péter Pikó, Szilvia Fiatal, Zsigmond Kósa, János Sándor, Róza Ádány
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Previous findings showed that reduced plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels are more frequent in all age groups of the Hungarian Roma compared to the general population. It suggests that genetic factors may exist behind this phenomenon. Our present study was designed to test this hypothesis, i.e., to define whether genetic factors contribute to the higher prevalence of reduced HDL-C among Roma. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (N = 21) contributing to the variation in plasma HDL-C concentrations were analysed in the Hungarian Roma (N = 646) and general (N = 1542) populations...
May 26, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623707/the-role-of-pon-1-gr-il-18-and-oxldl-in-depression-with-and-without-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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Ewa A Ogłodek
BACKGROUND: Both oxidative stress markers and inflammatory markers are important when diagnosing depression. Oxidative stress occurs due to an imbalance between free radical generation and antioxidant potential. Both adenosine triphosphate and reactive oxygen/nitrogen species are released during oxidative phosphorylation. When neuroinflammation and free radical production are increased, oxidative stress occurs and causes damage to all major cellular macromolecules. The aim of the study was to compare the concentrations of paraoxonase-1 (PON-1), glutathione reductase (GR), interleukin-18 (IL-18), and oxidized low-density lipoproteins (OxLDL) in depressed patients with and without posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and PTSD alone...
March 27, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620990/association-patterns-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-gene-nos3-variant-glu298asp-with-blood-pressure-and-serum-lipid-levels-in-subjects-with-coronary-artery-disease-from-pakistan
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Saleem Ullah Shahid, Abdul Rehman
Nitric oxide is an important antiatherosclerotic agent. The main determinant of nitric oxide levels is enzyme nitric oxide synthase encoded by the NOS3 gene, the common variants in this gene may be responsible for variations in plasma enzyme levels. The association of NOS3 variants with coronary artery disease (CAD) varies in different ethnicities. The current study aimed to determine the association of NOS3 Glu298Asp (rs1799983) with CAD and blood lipid levels in Pakistani subjects. Six hundred thirty-six samples (412 cases, 224 controls) were genotyped by TaqMan allelic discrimination assay and serum total cholesterol, and High Density Lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C)/Low Density Lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and triglycerides were measured...
July 2017: Annals of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620585/identification-of-a-large-family-of-slam-dependent-surface-lipoproteins-in-gram-negative-bacteria
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Yogesh Hooda, Christine C L Lai, Trevor F Moraes
The surfaces of many Gram-negative bacteria are decorated with soluble proteins anchored to the outer membrane via an acylated N-terminus; these proteins are referred to as surface lipoproteins or SLPs. In Neisseria meningitidis, SLPs such as transferrin-binding protein B (TbpB) and factor-H binding protein (fHbp) are essential for host colonization and infection because of their essential roles in iron acquisition and immune evasion, respectively. Recently, we identified a family of outer membrane proteins called Slam (Surface lipoprotein assembly modulator) that are essential for surface display of neisserial SLPs...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617536/effects-of-mulberry-leaf-polysaccharide-on-oxidative-stress-in-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-of-type-2-diabetic-rats
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C-G Liu, Y-P Ma, X-J Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore and discuss the effects and mechanisms of mulberry leaf polysaccharide (MLP) on oxidative stress in pancreatic β-cells of type 2 diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The model of diabetic rats was established by inducing the Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats with high-sugar and high-fat diet for 6 weeks and then giving them streptozotocin (STZ) by single intraperitoneal injection. The mulberry leaf polysaccharide was administered via gavage daily for 8 weeks, and the tissue morphology was observed through electron microscopy...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615106/-enhanced-ilc2-activity-contributes-to-metabolic-syndrome-multicomponent-aggregation-state-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetic-nephropathy
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Ping Lu, Yunyun Xu, Zhaoliang Su, Huaxi Xu
Objective To study the relationship between the activity of group II innate lymphoid cells (ILC2) in maintenance hemodialysis patients with type 2 diabetic nephropathy (DN) and metabolic syndrome (MS) multicomponent aggregation state. Methods The study enrolled 30 DN patients of stable condition treated with maintenance hemodialysis over 3 months, 30 newly diagnosed untreated type 2 diabetes patients and 30 healthy volunteers as controls. Real-time quantitative PCR (qRT-PCR) was used to detect the mRNA expression levels of retinoic acid receptor-related orphan receptor α (RORα), interleukin 17 receptor B (IL-17RB), IL-33 receptor T1/ST2, IL-5 and IL-13 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
June 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611309/efficacy-and-safety-of-zhibitai-in-combination-with-atorvastatin-for-lipid-lowering-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease
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Danyan Xu, Jiahui Hu, Qinghua Wu, Zhiming Du, Yusheng Xue, Xu Zhang, Yi Li, Yushan Chen, Xiaoping Chen, Hong Zhang, Shuiping Zhao
BACKGROUND: Zhibitai, a natural lipid-lowering Chinese medicine, is well tolerated in patients and has low incidence of adverse events. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy, safety, and side effects of Zhibitai in combination with low dose Atorvastatin compared to high dose Atorvastatin in patients with coronary heart disease or at high risk of coronary heart disease. METHODS: This was a randomized, double-blind, multi-center clinical trial on 720 patients with coronary heart disease or at high risk of coronary heart disease...
June 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611089/protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-effects-of-providing-essential-medicines-at-no-charge-the-carefully-selected-and-easily-accessible-at-no-charge-medicines-clean-meds-trial
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Nav Persaud, Taehoon Lee, Haroon Ahmad, Winny Li, Michael Sergio Taglione, Yathavan Rajakulasingam, Norman Umali, Andrew Boozary, Richard H Glazier, Tara Gomes, Stephen W Hwang, Peter Jüni, Michael Law, Muhammad M Mamdani, Braden Manns, Danielle Martin, Steve Morgan, Paul Oh, Andrew David Pinto, Baiju R Shah, Frank M Sullivan, Kevin E Thorpe, Karen Tu, Andreas Laupacis
INTRODUCTION: Cost-related non-adherence to medicines is common in low-income, middle-income and high-income countries such as Canada. Medicine non-adherence is associated with poor health outcomes and increased mortality. This randomised trial will test the impact of a carefully selected list of essential medicines at no charge (compared with usual medicine access) in primary care patients reporting cost-related non-adherence. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This is an open-label, parallel two-arm, superiority, individually randomised controlled trial conducted in three primary care sites (one urban, two rural) in Ontario, Canada, that was codesigned by a community guidance panel...
June 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608050/metabolic-and-androgen-profile-in-underweight-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Olympia E Anastasiou, Ali Canbay, Dagmar Fuhrer, Susanne Reger-Tan
INTRODUCTION: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a disorder associated with insulin resistance and obesity. Aim of our study is to clarify the prevalence of underweight in PCOS patients and whether metabolic and androgen profiles of PCOS differ depending on normal or low body weight. METHODS: Out of 1269 consecutive patients with PCOS recruited from the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Duisburg-Essen, 19 patients (1.5%) were underweight and were compared to 375 lean PCOS subjects (29...
June 12, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607329/influence-of-long-term-physical-activity-on-pcsk9-hdl-ldl-c-and-lp-a-a-prospective-observational-trial
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Michael Sponder, Ioana-Alexandra Campean, Daniel Dalos, Michael Emich, Monika Fritzer-Szekeres, Brigitte Litschauer, Jutta Bergler-Klein, Senta Graf, Jeanette Strametz-Juranek
INTRODUCTION    Since PCSK9 (proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9)-inhibitors were brought to market, the interest in PCSK9 metabolism has increased dramatically.  OBJECTIVES    This study investigates prospectively the influence of long-term physical activity on PCSK9, high and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C/LDL-C) and lipoprotein a [Lp(a)]. PATIENTS AND METHODS    109 subjects were recruited and instructed to increase their sport pensum by 75 minutes/week of vigorous or 150 minutes/week of moderate intensity endurance training (or a mixture) within the calculated training pulse for 8 months...
June 9, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605664/soy-compared-with-milk-protein-in-a-western-diet-changes-fecal-microbiota-and-decreases-hepatic-steatosis-in-obese-oletf-rats
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Matthew R Panasevich, Colin M Schuster, Kathryn E Phillips, Grace M Meers, Sree V Chintapalli, Umesh D Wankhade, Kartik Shankar, Dustie N Butteiger, Elaine S Krul, John P Thyfault, R Scott Rector
Soy protein is effective at preventing hepatic steatosis; however, the mechanisms are poorly understood. We tested the hypothesis that soy vs. dairy protein-based diet would alter microbiota and attenuate hepatic steatosis in hyperphagic Otsuka Long-Evans Tokushima fatty (OLETF) rats. Male OLETF rats were randomized to "Western" diets containing milk protein isolate (MPI), soy protein isolate (SPI) or 50:50 MPI/SPI (MS) (n=9-10/group; 21% kcal protein) for 16 weeks. SPI attenuated (P<.05) fat mass and percent fat by ~10% compared with MS, but not compared with MPI...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601891/effect-of-liraglutide-treatment-on-prediabetes-and-overweight-or-obesity-in-clozapine-or-olanzapine-treated-patients-with-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorder-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Julie R Larsen, Louise Vedtofte, Mathilde S L Jakobsen, Hans R Jespersen, Michelle I Jakobsen, Camilla K Svensson, Kamuran Koyuncu, Ole Schjerning, Peter S Oturai, Andreas Kjaer, Jimmi Nielsen, Jens J Holst, Claus T Ekstrøm, Christoph U Correll, Tina Vilsbøll, Anders Fink-Jensen
Importance: Compared with the general population, patients with schizophrenia have a 2- to 3-fold higher mortality rate primarily caused by cardiovascular disease. Previous interventions designed to counteract antipsychotic-induced weight gain and cardiometabolic disturbances reported limited effects. Objectives: To determine the effects of the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist liraglutide added to clozapine or olanzapine treatment of schizophrenia spectrum disorders...
June 10, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
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