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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215318/dietary-corn-fractions-reduce-atherogenesis-in-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-knockout-mice
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Kabo Masisi, Khuong Le, Nora Ghazzawi, Mohammed H Moghadasian, Trust Beta
Accumulating evidence has suggested that intake of whole grains is a protective factor against pathogenesis of coronary artery disease. The exact mechanisms, however, are still not clearly understood. In this study, we hypothesized that adequate intake of corn fractions (aleurone, endosperm and germ) can modify lipid profiles in relation to atherosclerotic lesion development in low-density lipoprotein receptor knockout (LDLr-KO) mice. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the potential cardiovascular benefits of corn fractions in LDLr-KO mice through a number of biomarkers including lipid profile, and morphologic and morphometrical analysis of atherosclerotic lesions in aortic root...
January 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187765/does-a-lack-of-physical-activity-explain-the-rheumatoid-arthritis-lipid-profile
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Hiba AbouAssi, Margery A Connelly, Lori A Bateman, K Noelle Tune, Janet L Huebner, Virginia B Kraus, Deborah A Winegar, James D Otvos, William E Kraus, Kim M Huffman
BACKGROUND: In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), cardiovascular risk is associated with paradoxical reductions in total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), and high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C). Concentrations of small LDL (LDL-P) and HDL (HDL-P) particles are also reduced with increased inflammation and disease activity in RA patients. Here we sought to identify which measure(s) of inflammation, disease activity and cardiometabolic risk contribute most to the RA-associated lipoprotein profile...
February 10, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163568/prevalence-of-microalbuminuria-and-its-correlates-among-diabetic-patients-attending-diabetic-clinic-at-national-guard-hospital-in-alhasa
#3
Aneesah A AlFehaid
INTRODUCTION: Diabetes mellitus is one of the most common diseases encountered in clinical practice. Diabetic nephropathy is a common consequence of long-standing diabetes mellitus; microalbuminuria (MA) is considered an early stage of diabetic nephropathy. OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence of miciroalbuminuria in diabetic patients and factors associated with MA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the diabetic clinic of the primary health center of the National Guard Hospital...
January 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144189/correlation-of-the-lipid-profile-bmi-and-bone-mineral-density-in-postmenopausal-women
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Radojka Bijelic, Jagoda Balaban, Snjezana Milicevic
INTRODUCTION: To the reduction of bone density and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women contribute elevated lipid parameters and Body Mass Index (BMI). GOAL: The goal of our study was to determine the correlation between lipid parameters, BMI and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was carried out by matched type between experimental group and controls. The experimental group consisted of 100 females at postmenopausal age, in which by the DEXA method was diagnosed osteoporosis at the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, University Medical Center of RS during 2015-2016, while the control group consisted of 100 females in a postmenopausal age but without diagnosed osteoporosis...
December 2016: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139402/breaking-up-sedentary-time-physical-activity-and-lipoprotein-metabolism
#5
Tobias Engeroff, Eszter Füzéki, Lutz Vogt, Winfried Banzer
OBJECTIVES: Some authors report delayed responses of lipid metabolism after prolonged and interrupted sitting. To date no experimental studies have shown acute physical activity (PA) related changes of lipoprotein metabolism during sedentary behavior (SB). The purpose of this study was to examine immediate effects of a single PA-bout vs. regular PA-breaks on lipoprotein metabolism during postprandial SB. DESIGN: Eighteen female subjects (25.6years±2.6; 21.5kg/m2±2...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116660/salvianolic-acid-b-attenuates-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-induced-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-through-inhibition-of-oxidative-stress-p53-and-caspase-3-pathways
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Hong-Mei Chen, Hao Luo, Wen-Bi Zeng, Bin Liu, Jia-Cheng Huang, Min Liu, Yan-Jin Zeng, Qiang Zheng, Ji-Qiang Li, Xue-Gang Sun, Ying-Chun Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of salvianolic acid B (Sal B) on oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL)-induced human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) apoptosis and the possible mechanism. METHODS: HUVECs were divided into 6 groups, including control group, ox-LDL group, vitamin C group (positive control), and 5, 10 and 20 μg/mL Sal B groups. Cell viability of HUVECs was determined by 3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol- 2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) assay...
January 24, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092610/effects-of-antioxidant-vitamins-a-d-e-and-trace-elements-cu-mn-se-zn-on-some-metabolic-and-reproductive-profiles-in-dairy-cows-during-transition-period
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A Omur, A Kirbas, E Aksu, F Kandemir, E Dorman, O Kaynar, O Ucar
The objective of this study was to determine the effects of some antioxidant vitamins and trace elements on some metabolic and postpartum reproductive profiles in dairy cows during transition period. In the study, altogether 20 clinically healthy Brown Swiss dairy cows (aged 4-5 years-old) under the same management and feeding conditions in periparturient period were used. The animals were divided into two equal groups: control (C) and treatment (T) group (n=10 for each group). Vitamins (A, D, E) and trace elements (Cu, Mn, Se, Zn) were administered intramuscularly into the cows of the T group, while isotonic saline, as placebo, was injected subcutaneously into those in the C group...
December 1, 2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078862/a-placebo-controlled-trial-of-a-proprietary-lipid-lowering-nutraceutical-supplement-in-the-management-of-dyslipidemia
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M Houston, R Rountree, J Lamb, S Phipps, S Meng, B Zhang
There is an ever growing emergence in the popularity of patient-driven care. As this health and wellness model grows, inquiries into diet, lifestyle, and supplemental approaches will continue to become a focal point for the healthcare consumer. Because of this, the aim of this study is to determine the tolerability, and overall effectiveness of a proprietary multi-ingredient lipid-lowering supplement in subjects with dyslipidemia. Forty participants were recruited for a single-center, double-blind randomized, placebocontrolled trial...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076482/correlation-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-features-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-morbidly-obese-patients-in-the-preoperative-assessment-for-bariatric-surgery
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Fernando de Barros, Sergio Setúbal, José Manoel Martinho, Loraine Ferraz, Andressa Gaudêncio
Background: Obesity is an epidemic and chronic disease that can bring other comorbidities to the patient. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is present in up to 90% of these patients and can progress to hepatitis and hepatocarcinoma. The relationship of this liver disease and obesity is already well known; however, it is possible that some parameters of the comorbidities are more related than others in the pathophysiology of the disease. Aim: Was analyzed the relationship between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and the comorbidities of metabolic syndrome in morbidly obese patients...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041922/metabolic-parameters-in-diabetic-neuropathic-patients-after-treatment-with-pregabalin
#10
O A Abou Zeid, N Y Elkhouly, E N Osman, M H Youssef
OBJECTIVE: To assess metabolic parameters in patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) before and after 3 months treatment with a flexible dose pregabalin. METHODS: This is a prospective clinical trial. The metabolic parameters observed and recorded after 3 months treatment with a flexible dose pregabalin (n=331). RESULTS: The lipid profile parameters were significantly improved after treatment, total cholesterol, TC (P<0.01, 95% CI, 25...
December 26, 2016: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927162/use-of-low-density-lipoprotein-particle-number-levels-as-an-aid-in-statin-treatment-decisions-for-intermediate-risk-patients-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Dov Shiffman, Andre R Arellano, Michael P Caulfield, Judy Z Louie, Lance A Bare, James J Devlin, Olle Melander
BACKGROUND: The 2013 ACC/AHA guideline recommended either no statin therapy or moderate-intensity statin therapy (MST) for intermediate risk patients-those with 5-7.5% 10-year risk and without cardiovascular disease (CVD), hypercholesterolemia or diabetes. The guideline further suggested that the therapy choice be based on patient-clinician discussions of risks and benefits. Since low-density lipoprotein particle (LDL-P) levels were reported to be associated with CVD independently of traditional risk factors in intermediate and low risk patients, we investigated the cost-effectiveness of using LDL-P levels to identify intermediate risk patients likely to benefit from initiating or intensifying statin therapy...
December 7, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926633/effects-of-calcium-vitamin-d-and-hormone-therapy-on-cardiovascular-disease-risk-factors-in-the-women-s-health-initiative-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Peter F Schnatz, Xuezhi Jiang, Aaron K Aragaki, Matthew Nudy, David M OʼSullivan, Mark Williams, Erin S LeBlanc, Lisa W Martin, JoAnn E Manson, James M Shikany, Karen C Johnson, Marcia L Stefanick, Martha E Payne, Jane A Cauley, Barbara V Howard, John Robbins
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the treatment effect of calcium+vitamin D supplementation, hormone therapy, both, and neither on cardiovascular disease risk factors. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial among Women's Health Initiative (WHI) participants. The predefined primary outcome was low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). RESULTS: Between September 1993 and October 1998, a total of 68,132 women aged 50-79 years were recruited and randomized to the WHI-Dietary Modification (n=48,835) and WHI-Hormone Therapy trials (n=27,347)...
January 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887691/cost-effectiveness-of-achieving-targets-of-low-density-lipoprotein-particle-number-versus-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-level
#13
Michael Grabner, Deborah A Winegar, Rajeshwari S Punekar, Ralph A Quimbo, Mark J Cziraky, William C Cromwell
A recent analysis of a commercially insured US population found fewer cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in high-risk patients attaining low levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), as measured by LDL particle number (LDL-P) versus low LDL cholesterol (LDL-C). Here, we investigated the cost effectiveness of LDL-lowering therapy guided by LDL-P. Patients were selected from the HealthCore Integrated Research Database and followed for 12 to 36 months. Patients who achieved LDL-P <1,000 nmol/l were placed into the LDL-P cohort, whereas those without LDL-P tests, but who achieved LDL-C <100 mg/dl, were placed into the LDL-C cohort...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855711/lowering-effects-of-aspirin-eugenol-ester-on-blood-lipids-in-rats-with-high-fat-diet
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Isam Karam, Ning Ma, Xi-Wang Liu, Xiao-Jun Kong, Xiao-Le Zhao, Ya-Jun Yang, Jian-Yong Li
BACKGROUND: Aspirin and eugenol were esterified to synthesize aspirin eugenol ester (AEE). As a pale yellow and odourless crystal, AEE reduced the gastrointestinal damage of aspirin and vulnerability of eugenol. The study was conducted to evaluate the preventive effects of AEE on blood lipids in rats with high fat diet (HFD). METHODS: Suspensions of AEE and simvastatin were prepared in 5% carboxymethyl cellulose sodium (CMC-Na). In order to observe the intervention effects, the drugs and HFD were administrated at the same time...
November 17, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815934/higher-glucose-level-and-systemic-oxidative-stress-decrease-the-mean-velocity-index-of-the-retinal-artery-during-flickering-light-stimulation-in-type-1-diabetes
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Vladimir Debelić, Brigita Drnovšek Olup, Bogomir Žižek, Milan Skitek, Aleš Jerin
AIM: To determine whether higher glucose level and systemic oxidative stress decrease mean velocity (MV) index of the central retinal artery (CRA) during flickering light stimulation in type 1 diabetes (T1D). METHODS: The study was performed in the period from 2008 to 2015 at the University Eye Clinic in Ljubljana. 41 patients with T1D and 37 participants without diabetes were included. MV in the CRA was measured using Doppler ultrasound diagnostics in basal conditions and during 8 Hz flickering light irritation...
October 31, 2016: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27761069/influence-of-extracting-solvent-on-pharmacological-activity-and-cytotoxicity-of-polygonum-minus-a-commonly-consumed-herb-in-southeast-asia
#16
Parayil Varghese Christapher, Subramani Parasuraman, Palanimuthu Vasanth Raj, Sultan Ayesh Mohammed Saghir, Mohd Zaini Asmawi, Murugaiyah Vikneswaran
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the antihyperlipidemic, antioxidant, and cytotoxic effect of aqueous and methanol extract of leaves of Polygonum minus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acute antihyperlipidemic effect was studied on chemically induced hyperlipidemic rat model. Treated groups received aqueous and methanol extract of leaves of P. minus respectively (1000 mg/kg; oral) whereas standard treated group received atorvastatin (60 mg/kg; oral) for 3 consecutive days. Blood samples were collected at fixed intervals for lipid profile analysis...
July 2016: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678437/associations-of-serum-ldl-particle-concentration-with-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-coronary-artery-calcification
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Maryam Zaid, Katsuyuki Miura, Akira Fujiyoshi, Robert D Abbott, Takashi Hisamatsu, Aya Kadota, Hisatomi Arima, Sayaka Kadowaki, Sayuki Torii, Naoko Miyagawa, Sentaro Suzuki, Naoyuki Takashima, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Akira Sekikawa, Hiroshi Maegawa, Minoru Horie, Yasuyuki Nakamura, Tomonori Okamura, Hirotsugu Ueshima
BACKGROUND: Low-density lipoprotein particle (LDL-P) has recently been found to be a stronger predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C). OBJECTIVES: Whether LDL-P is associated with subclinical atherosclerosis, independent of LDL-C, as well as other lipid measures has not been fully examined. We aimed to analyze LDL-P associations with measures of subclinical atherosclerosis. METHODS: We examined 870 Japanese men randomly selected from Kusatsu City, Shiga, Japan, aged 40-79 years from 2006-2008, free of clinical CVD and not using lipid-lowering medication...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632909/twice-weekly-intake-of-farmed-atlantic-salmon-salmo-salar-positively-influences-lipoprotein-concentration-and-particle-size-in-overweight-men-and-women
#18
Susan K Raatz, LuAnn K Johnson, Thad A Rosenberger, Matthew J Picklo
The US Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend twice weekly fish intake. Farmed Atlantic salmon is a good source of omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids which have positive lipid modifying effects; however, it is unknown whether these responses are dose-dependent. Our primary research objective was to determine the effect of dose-dependent intake of farmed Atlantic salmon on lipoprotein particle (P) size and concentration. We hypothesized that low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-P and high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-P size and concentration would increase with salmon intake in a dose-dependent manner...
September 2016: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617509/association-of-intermittent-and-continuous-hypoxaemia-with-carotid-and-brachial-arterial-intima-media-thicknesses
#19
S Asker, M Asker, M Ozgokce, B Ozbay
Objective: We hypothesized that the effect of intermittent and continuous hypoxia on carotid and brachial artery intima-media thicknesses (IMTs) may be similar. We aimed to assess the carotid and brachial arteries' IMTs in cases with intermittent [obstructive sleep apnea syndrome] (OSAS) and continuous (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) [COPD] hypoxemia together with other confounding demographic and biochemical factors. Methods: The study was prospectively performed on 197 patients allocated in three groups: 80 patients with severe OSAS, 80 severe COPD patients and 37 healthy controls...
February 12, 2016: West Indian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27596163/differences-in-glyca-and-lipoprotein-particle-parameters-may-help-distinguish-acute-kawasaki-disease-from-other-febrile-illnesses-in-children
#20
Margery A Connelly, Chisato Shimizu, Deborah A Winegar, Irina Shalaurova, Ray Pourfarzib, James D Otvos, John T Kanegaye, Adriana H Tremoulet, Jane C Burns
BACKGROUND: Glycosylation patterns of serum proteins, such as α1-acid glycoprotein, are modified during an acute phase reaction. The response of acute Kawasaki disease (KD) patients to IVIG treatment has been linked to sialic acid levels on native IgG, suggesting that protein glycosylation patterns vary during the immune response in acute KD. Additionally, the distribution and function of lipoprotein particles are altered during inflammation. Therefore, the aim of this study was to explore the potential for GlycA, a marker of protein glycosylation, and the lipoprotein particle profile to distinguish pediatric patients with acute KD from those with other febrile illnesses...
September 5, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
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