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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231988/methylation-based-estimated-biological-age-and-cardiovascular-disease
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Lars Lind, Erik Ingelsson, Johan Sundström, Agneta Siegbahn, Erik Lampa
BACKGROUND: DNA methylation changes over life at specific sites in the genome, which can be used to estimate "biological age". The aim of this population-based longitudinal cohort study was to investigate the association between estimated biological age and incident cardiovascular disease (CVD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Based on formulas published by Hannum et al and Horvath et al, "biological age" was calculated using data from the Illumina 450k Bead Methylation chip in 832 participants free from cardiovascular disease in the Prospective Study of the Vasculature in Uppsala Seniors (PIVUS) study (50% women, all aged 70 years at the examination)...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231926/predictors-of-physical-fitness-among-southwestern-native-american-adolescents-at-risk-for-diabetes
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M D Ehrhart, V Shah, L Colip, P Sandy, D Ghahate, J Bobelu, T Faber, M R Burge
The prevalence of obesity is increasing among children nationally. Native American children from Zuni Pueblo appear to be at increased risk for obesity, which also increases the risk for the metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. While exercise and physical fitness can prevent or forestall these developments, predictors of physical fitness in this population are unknown. Forty-seven Native American adolescents completed four aspects of the Presidential Fitness Challenge (push-ups, sit-ups, step-ups, and timed walking) during screening for another study, and fitness was empirically summarized with a Presidential Fitness Index...
2017: J Pediatr Endocrinol (Jersey City)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231843/the-lipid-lowering-and-cardioprotective-effects-of-vernonia-calvoana-ethanol-extract-in-acetaminophen-treated-rats
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Godwin Eneji Egbung, Item Justin Atangwho, Ochuole Diana Odey, Victor Ndubuisi Ndiodimma
Background: Paracetamol overdose/abuse as a result of self-medication is a common occurrence amongst people living in low/middle income countries. The present study was designed to investigate the hypolipidemic and cardioprotective potentials of Vernonia calvoana (VC) ethanol extract in acetaminophen (paracetamol)-treated rats. Methods: Thirty-five Wistar rats weighing 100-150 g were randomly assigned into five groups of seven rats each. Groups 2-5 received high doses of paracetamol to induce liver damage, while group 1 was used as normal control...
December 12, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231585/-regulative-effects-of-the-acupuncture-on-glucose-and-lipid-metabolism-disorder-in-the-patients-of-metabolic-syndrome
#4
Jie Chen, Haijiao Xing, Qing Li, Mei Li, Shaojin Wang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the regulative effects of the acupuncture on glucose and lipid metabolism disorder in the patients of metabolic syndrome. METHODS: Seventy-six patients of metabolic syndrome were rando-mized into an acupuncture plus western medicine group (37 cases) and a western medicine group (39 cases). In the western medicine group, the conventional western medication was used for 40 days. In the acupuncture plus western medicine group, the acupuncture was combined on the basis of the treatment as the western medicine group, the acupoints were Danzhong (CV 17), Zhongwan (CV 12), Tianshu (ST 25), etc...
April 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229955/effect-of-whole-milk-compared-with-skimmed-milk-on-fasting-blood-lipids-in-healthy-adults-a-3-week-randomized-crossover-study
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Sara Engel, Mie Elhauge, Tine Tholstrup
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Dietary guidelines have for decades recommended choosing low-fat dairy products due to the high content of saturated fat in dairy known to increase blood concentration of LDL cholesterol. However, meta-analyses including observational studies show no association between overall dairy intake and risk of cardiovascular disease and even point to an inverse association with type 2 diabetes. The objective was to compare the effects of whole milk (3.5% fat) with skimmed milk (0...
December 11, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228928/association-between-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-level-and-pulmonary-function-in-healthy-korean-adolescents-the-js-high-school-study
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Ji Hye Park, Seyeon Mun, Dong Phil Choi, Joo Young Lee, Hyeon Chang Kim
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence suggests that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is associated with pulmonary function and pulmonary disorders. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between HDL cholesterol and pulmonary function in healthy adolescents. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was based on data collected for the JS High School study. The analysis included 644 adolescents (318 male and 326 female) aged 15-16 years old and free from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
December 11, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228430/mediation-of-inflammation-obesity-and-fatty-liver-disease-by-advanced-glycation-endoproducts
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D-D Xiong, M Zhang, N Li, J-F Gai, L Mao, M Li
OBJECTIVE: Fatty liver may induce various complications including chronic hepatitis or liver cirrhosis, and is frequently occurred in obesity individuals. Advanced glycosylation end products (AGEs) were known to play a critical role in multiple liver diseases. This study, therefore, aimed to study the effect of AGEs on obesity, related liver cirrhosis and inflammation, on an obesity fatty liver rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 60 Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into control, model and AGEs inhibitor groups (n=20 each)...
November 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228000/an-in-vivo-assessment-of-the-cholesterol-lowering-efficacy-of-lactobacillus-plantarum-ecgc-13110402-in-normal-to-mildly-hypercholesterolaemic-adults
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Adele Costabile, Ivan Buttarazzi, Sofia Kolida, Sara Quercia, Jessica Baldini, Jonathan R Swann, Patrizia Brigidi, Glenn R Gibson
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the major causes of death and disability in industrialised countries, with elevated blood cholesterol an established risk factor. Total plasma cholesterol reduction in populations suffering from primary hypercholesterolemia may lower CHD incidence. This study investigated the cholesterol reducing capacity of Lactobacillus plantarum ECGC 13110402, a strain selected for its high bile salt hydrolase activity, in 49 normal to mildly hypercholesterolaemic adults. Primary efficacy outcomes included effect on blood lipids (total cholesterol (TC), low density lipoproteins (LDL-C), high density lipoproteins (HDL-C) and triacylgycerides (TAG), inflammatory biomarkers and occurrence/severity of gastrointestinal side effects to establish safety and tolerance of the intervention...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227169/descriptive-study-of-the-relationship-between-the-subclinical-carotid-disease-and-biomarkers-carotid-femoral-pulse-wave-velocity-in-patients-with-hypertension
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XiaoXiao Zhao, Liujin Bo, Hongwei Zhao, Lihong Li, Yingyan Zhou, Hongyu Wang
BACKGROUND: Carotid intima-media thickness (cIMT) is a significant early prediction signal for preclinical atherosclerosis. Plasma homocysteine (Hcy) level is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Pulse wave velocity (PWV), an index of arterial stiffness (AS), has showed its value in the evaluation of AS in vascular-related diseases. The data regarding the relationships between cIMT and other indices of vascular damage are limited and partly controversial. We aim to investigate the relationships between cIMT and other indices of vascular damage such as Hcy and carotid femoral PWV (CF-PWV)...
December 11, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226385/methods-for-meta-analysis-of-multiple-traits-using-gwas-summary-statistics
#10
Debashree Ray, Michael Boehnke
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) for complex diseases have focused primarily on single-trait analyses for disease status and disease-related quantitative traits. For example, GWAS on risk factors for coronary artery disease analyze genetic associations of plasma lipids such as total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, and triglycerides (TGs) separately. However, traits are often correlated and a joint analysis may yield increased statistical power for association over multiple univariate analyses...
December 10, 2017: Genetic Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225208/dietary-calcium-and-serum-25ohd-protect-chinese-women-from-type-2-diabetes
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Lijun Feng, Zhefang Hu, Qingqing Wang
The Chinese dietary structure is different from Western and Mediterranean diets. This study aimed to assess the association of dietary calcium, serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD), and other macronutrients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) in Chinese patients. This case-control study enrolled 605 patients (males, 337; females, 268) with T2D and 724 healthy subjects (males, 405; females, 319) at Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital from February to April 2014. Dietary calcium, total energy, fat to energy ratio, glucose administration, 2-h postprandial blood glucose, serum total cholesterol and high density lipoprotein (HDL)-cholesterol, and serum 25OHD level were assessed...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224792/white-butterfly-clerodendrum-volubile-leaf-extract-protects-against-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
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Olorunfemi R Molehin, Omotade I Oloyede, Kehinde A Idowu, Anne A Adeyanju, Ayorinde O Olowoyeye, Olusegun I Tubi, Olayemi E Komolafe, Aanuoluwapo S Gold
Currently, there is increasing attention towards flavonoids and phenolic compounds of plant origin because of their association with decrease in the incidence of cardiovascular diseases and different types of cancer. The present study investigates the protective effect of Clerodendrum volubile (C. volubile) methanolic extracts against carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Control rats (group I) received olive oil (1 mL/kg, i.p.), group II received CCl4 in olive oil (1 ml/kg, i.p.) to induce hepatotoxicity, groups III, IV and V were pretreated with leaf extract of C...
December 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223955/high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-concentration-and-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery
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Loren E Smith, Derek K Smith, Jeffrey D Blume, MacRae F Linton, Frederic T Billings
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) after cardiac surgery is associated with increased short- and long-term mortality. Inflammation, oxidative stress, and endothelial dysfunction and damage play important roles in the development of AKI. High-density lipoproteins (HDLs) have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and improve endothelial function and repair. Statins enhance HDL's anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capacities. We hypothesized that a higher preoperative HDL cholesterol concentration is associated with decreased AKI after cardiac surgery and that perioperative statin exposure potentiates this association...
December 9, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223765/prognostic-role-of-serum-total-cholesterol-and-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-in-cancer-survivors-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Pingting Zhou, Bo Li, Bin Liu, Tianrui Chen, Jianru Xiao
BACKGROUND: The alterations of lipid profile in cancer has been reported to be associated with cancer development. However, the prognostic value of serum lipid markers level in cancer is currently under debate. Here we performed a meta-analysis to investigate the prognostic significance of serum blood total cholesterol (TC), Triglycerides (TG), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) for cancer. METHODS: We systematically searched in PubMed and EMBASE for follow-up studies to evaluate the association between blood TC, TG, HDL-C, LDL-C and overall survival (OS) or disease-free survival (DFS) in patients with cancer...
December 6, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223557/efficacy-and-safety-of-adding-omega-3-fatty-acids-in-statin-treated-patients-with-residual-hypertriglyceridemia-romantic-rosuvastatin-omacor-in-residual-hypertriglyceridemia-a-randomized-double-blind-and-placebo-controlled-trial
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Chee Hae Kim, Kyung Ah Han, Jaemyung Yu, Sang Hak Lee, Hui Kyung Jeon, Sang Hyun Kim, Seok Yeon Kim, Ki Hoon Han, Kyungheon Won, Dong-Bin Kim, Kwang-Jae Lee, Kyungwan Min, Dong Won Byun, Sang-Wook Lim, Chul Woo Ahn, SeongHwan Kim, Young Joon Hong, Jidong Sung, Seung-Ho Hur, Soon Jun Hong, Hong-Seok Lim, Ie Byung Park, In Joo Kim, Hyoungwoo Lee, Hyo-Soo Kim
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the efficacy and safety of adding ω-3 fatty acids to rosuvastatin in patients with residual hypertriglyceridemia despite statin treatment. METHODS: This study was a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. After a 4-week run-in period of rosuvastatin treatment, the patients who had residual hypertriglyceridemia were randomized to receive rosuvastatin 20 mg/d plus ω-3 fatty acids 4 g/d (ROSUMEGA group) or rosuvastatin 20 mg/d (rosuvastatin group) with a 1:1 ratio and were prescribed each medication for 8 weeks...
December 6, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222903/vitamin-d-status-and-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-young-adults-in-hong-kong-associations-and-implications
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Erica Wei-Lan Wang, Marco Yiu-Chung Pang, Parco Ming-Fai Siu, Claudia Kam-Yuk Lai, Jean Woo, Andrew R Collins, Iris Ff Benzie
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Vitamin D deficiency is reportedly common, but we lack data from young adults. Such data are of interest because epidemiological data support vitamin D as a possible risk modulator for diabetes and cardiovascular ('cardiometabolic') disease. Our objectives were to assess vitamin D status (as plasma 25(OH)D concentration) and investigate associations between this and biomarkers of cardiometabolic disease risk in a group of still-healthy young adults in Hong Kong...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222346/adiposity-inflammation-and-breast-cancer-pathogenesis-in-asian-women
#17
Neil M Iyengar, I-Chun Chen, Xi K Zhou, Dilip D Giri, Domenick J Falcone, Lisle A Winston, Hanhan Wang, Samantha Williams, Yen-Shen Lu, Tsu-Hsin Hsueh, Ann-Lii Cheng, Clifford A Hudis, Ching-Hung Lin, Andrew J Dannenberg
Obesity is associated with white adipose tissue (WAT) inflammation in the breast, elevated levels of the estrogen biosynthetic enzyme, aromatase, and systemic changes that predispose to breast cancer development. We examined whether WAT inflammation and its associated systemic effects correlate with body fat levels in an Asian population where body mass index (BMI) is not an accurate assessment of obesity and cancer risk. We also investigated whether biologic differences could account for the greater proportion of premenopausal estrogen receptor (ER)-positive breast cancer in Asian versus western countries...
December 8, 2017: Cancer Prevention Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221604/effect-of-evolocumab-on-lipoprotein-particles
#18
Peter P Toth, Naveed Sattar, Dirk J Blom, Seth S Martin, Steven R Jones, Maria Laura Monsalvo, Mary Elliott, Mike Davis, Ransi Somaratne, David Preiss
The level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) reflects the cholesterol carried mainly by low-density lipoprotein particles (LDL-P). LDL-C, however, does not always correlate with LDL-P because of the variable amounts of cholesterol per particle. Consideration of LDL-P concentrations in addition to LDL-C may help guide therapeutic decisions in a select number of patients. Evolocumab is a fully human monoclonal antibody directed against proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 that lowers both LDL-C and cardiovascular events...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220052/hypoglycemic-and-hypolipidemic-effects-of-anthocyanins-extract-from-black-soybean-seed-coat-in-high-fat-diet-and-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice
#19
Zhongqin Chen, Cong Wang, Yuxiang Pan, Xudong Gao, Haixia Chen
Black soybean seed coat extract (BSSCE) is a rich source of anthocyanins with multiple health effects. This study was aimed at investigating the composition and hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of BSSCE in vitro and in a high-fat diet and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice. The anthocyanins of BSSCE were identified as cyanidin-3-O-glucoside, delphinidin-3-O-glucoside, and peonidin-3-O-glucoside by HPLC-MS. Results demonstrated that BSSCE exhibited strong inhibitory activities for α-amylase, potent inhibition activity against lipid accumulation in HepG2 cells and protection effect on H2O2-induced oxidative stress-damaged HepG2 cells...
December 8, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218417/intensive-dietary-intervention-promoting-the-mediterranean-diet-in-people-with-high-cardiometabolic-risk-a-non-randomized-study
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M Grimaldi, O Ciano, M Manzo, M Rispoli, M Guglielmi, A Limardi, P Calatola, M Lucibello, S Pardo, B Capaldo, G Riccardi
AIMS: Mediterranean diet (MD) is acknowledged to exert a number of beneficial health effects. We assessed the efficacy and the durability of a 3-month intensive dietary intervention aimed at implementing the MD on body weight and cardiometabolic risk factors in subjects at high risk. METHODS: One hundred and sixteen subjects participated in the study (71 assigned to the intensive intervention and 45 to the conventional intervention). The intensive intervention consisted of 12 weekly group educational meetings and a free-of-charge supply of meals prepared according to the MD model...
December 7, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
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