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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453427/orthodox-religious-fasting-as-a-medical-nutrition-therapy-for-dyslipidemia-where-do-we-stand-and-how-far-can-we-go
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REVIEW
Theocharis Koufakis, Spyridon N Karras, Pantelis Zebekakis, Kalliopi Kotsa
Previous studies have reported inconclusive results regarding the effects of Orthodox religious fasting (OF) on common cardiovascular risk factors, including arterial hypertension and diabetes. Contrariwise, an optimal effect on dyslipidemia has been demonstrated and significant reductions in total cholesterol (TC) and low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) concentrations, in Orthodox populations without comorbidities, have been consistently reported. This favorable effect on lipid homeostasis is probably facilitated by a broad lifestyle modification related to OF, extended beyond dietary habits...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452892/association-of-breastfeeding-duration-with-dyslipidemia-in-women-aged-over-20-years-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2010-2014
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Sunyoung Cho, Euna Han
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of dyslipidemia, particularly hypercholesterolemia, has been reported to increase after pregnancy and menopause in Korea. This suggests the importance of the management of dyslipidemia in women for preventing cardiovascular diseases. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the association of breastfeeding with 5 subtypes of dyslipidemia in Korean women aged over 20 years, by using the nationally representative Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2010-2014...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452493/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-cyclodextrin-based-nanosponges-for-enhancing-oral-bioavailability-of-atorvastatin-calcium
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Mohamed F Zidan, Hany M Ibrahim, Mohsen I Afouna, Elsherbeny A Ibrahim
The aim of this study was to explore the feasibility of complexing the poorly water-soluble drug atorvastatin calcium (AC) with β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) based nanosponges (NS), which offer advantages of improving dissolution rate and eventually oral bioavailability. Blank NS were fabricated at first by reacting β-CD with the cross-linker carbonyldiimidazole at different molar ratios (1:2, 1:4 and 1:8), then NS of highest solubilization extent for AC were complexed with AC. AC loaded NS (AC-NS) were characterized for various physicochemical properties...
February 16, 2018: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451712/lipid-modifying-effects-of-chitosan-supplementation-in-humans-a-pooled-analysis-with-trial-sequential-analysis
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Haohai Huang, Ying Zou, Honggang Chi, Dan Liao
SCOPE: We performed a pooled analysis with trial sequential analysis (TSA) to evaluate the efficacy and safety of chitosan supplementation on serum lipids in humans. METHODS AND RESULTS: Medline, EMBASE and CENTRAL databases were queried. Impact was expressed as a weighted mean difference (WMD) and 95% confidence interval (CI). Sensitivity analysis was conducted using the leave-one-out method. Statistical heterogeneity, publication bias, TSA and subgroup analyses were also assessed...
February 16, 2018: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451410/inclisiran-for-the-treatment-of-dyslipidemia
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Toshiyuki Nishikido, Kausik K Ray
Dyslipidemia is one of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Insufficient reduction in LDL-C from existing therapies in patients at high risk of atherogenic cardiovascular disease is an unmet clinical need. Circulating PCSK9 causes hypercholesterolemia by reducing LDL receptors in hepatocytes. Areas covered: PCSK9 inhibition has emerged as a promising new therapeutic strategy to reduce LDL-C. Inclisiran, a novel, synthetic, siRNA molecule, inhibits PCSK9 synthesis in hepatocytes. Inclisiran targets intracellular PCSK9 synthesis specifically, resulting in a dose-dependent, long-term, significant reduction in LDL-C...
February 16, 2018: Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451141/associations-between-body-composition-indices-and-metabolic-disorders-in-chinese-adults-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
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Rong Zhang, Sheng-Yong Dong, Fei Wang, Cong Ma, Xiao-Lan Zhao, Qiang Zeng, Ao Fei
Background: Obesity induces dyslipidemia, hypertension, glucose intolerance, and inflammatory state, which results in atherogenic processes, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. We usually use body composition indices, such as body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage (BFP), waist circumference-height ratio (WHtR), and waist-hip ratio (WHR) to reflect the obesity. The aim of this large population-based cross-sectional study was to investigate the associations between body composition indices and metabolic parameters in Chinese adults...
February 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451090/study-of-changes-in-lipid-profile-and-insulin-resistance-in-egyptian-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-genotype-4-in-the-era-of-daas
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Ghada El Sagheer, Elwy Soliman, Asmaa Ahmad, Lamiaa Hamdy
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with altered metabolism, including dyslipidemia and insulin resistance. These contribute to disease progression and influences the response to therapy. To investigate the relationships of new direct-acting antiviral drugs, simeprevir/sofosbuvir, with lipid profile and insulin resistance (IR). Eighty chronic hepatitis C genotype 4 patients were included; they were divided into four groups according to the severity of fibrosis as detected by fibroscan. Forty healthy persons volunteered as a control group...
December 2018: Libyan Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449808/suppressive-effects-of-clerodendrum-volubile-p-beauv-labiatae-methanolic-extract-and-its-fractions-on-type-2-diabetes-and-its-complications
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Ochuko L Erukainure, Rahman M Hafizur, Nurul Kabir, M Iqbal Choudhary, Olubunmi Atolani, Priyanka Banerjee, Robert Preissner, Chika I Chukwuma, Aliyu Muhammad, Eric O Amonsou, Md Shahidul Islam
Type 2 diabetes is the most prominent of all diabetes types, contributing to global morbidity and mortality. Availability and cost of treatment with little or no side effect especially in developing countries, remains a huge burden. This has led to the search of affordable alternative therapies especially from medicinal plants. In this study, the antidiabetic effect of the methanolic extract, dichloromethane (DCM), butanol (BuOH) and aqueous fractions of Clerodendrum volubile leaves were investigated in type 2 diabetic rats for their effect on glucose homeostasis, serum insulin level and hepatic biomarkers, lipid profile, pancreatic redox balance and Ca 2+ levels, and β-cell distribution and function...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449335/bempedoic-acid-lowers-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-and-attenuates-atherosclerosis-in-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-deficient-ldlr-and-ldlr-yucatan-miniature-pigs
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Amy C Burke, Dawn E Telford, Brian G Sutherland, Jane Y Edwards, Cynthia G Sawyez, P Hugh R Barrett, Roger S Newton, J Geoffrey Pickering, Murray W Huff
OBJECTIVE: Bempedoic acid (BemA; ETC-1002) is a novel drug that targets hepatic ATP-citrate lyase to reduce cholesterol biosynthesis. In phase 2 studies, BemA lowers elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in hypercholesterolemic patients. In the present study, we tested the ability of BemA to decrease plasma cholesterol and LDL-C and attenuate atherosclerosis in a large animal model of familial hypercholesterolemia. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Gene targeting has been used to generate Yucatan miniature pigs heterozygous ( LDLR +/- ) or homozygous ( LDLR -/- ) for LDL receptor deficiency (ExeGen)...
February 15, 2018: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449103/salmon-calcitonin-and-omega-3-fatty-acids-exhibit-antagonistic-and-non-additive-effects-in-experimental-diabetes
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Wale Johnson Adeyemi, Luqman Aribidesi Olayaki
Because optimising therapy for the management of diabetes mellitus remains challenging, the study investigated the effects of salmon calcitonin (Sct) and/or omega-3 fatty acids (N-3 - eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid-3:2), compared to metformin, on selected biochemical parameters in male Wistar rats, in an experimental model of diabetes. Forty rats were used for this study. They were divided into eight groups of five rats each, which included: Normal control; Diabetic (D) control; D + N-3; D + low dose Sct (Sct...
February 9, 2018: Pathophysiology: the Official Journal of the International Society for Pathophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448977/corrigendum-to-effects-of-rg7652-a-monoclonal-antibody-against-pcsk9-on-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-ldl-c-ldl-c-subfractions-and-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-patients-at-high-risk-of-or-with-established-coronary-heart-disease-from-the-phase-2-equator
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Amos Baruch, Sofia Mosesova, John D Davis, Nageshwar Budha, Alexandr Vilimovskij, Robert Kahn, Kun Peng, Kyra J Cowan, Laura Pascasio Harris, Thomas Gelzleichter, Josh Lehrer, John C Davis, Whittemore G Tingley
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February 12, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446047/epigallocatechin-gallate-suppresses-hepatic-cholesterol-synthesis-by-targeting-srebp-2-through-sirt1-foxo1-signaling-pathway
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Yongnan Li, Shuodong Wu
This study aims to explore the effect of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) on blood lipids, liver lipids, and cholesterol synthesis in hyperlipidemic rats. SREBP-2 transgenic rats were used to investigate the transcriptional level of SREBP-2 regulated by SIRT-1/FOXO1 and the molecular mechanism of rate-limiting enzyme HMGCR that affects cholesterol synthesis. Rat models of hyperlipidemia were established and administered EGCG. Cholesterol synthesis was observed. Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay was used to determine serum triglyceride (TG), total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), free fatty acid (FFA), superoxide dismutase (SOD), malondialdehyde (MDA), and T-AOC contents...
February 14, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445885/the-interplay-of-lipids-lipoproteins-and-immunity-in-atherosclerosis
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REVIEW
Angela Pirillo, Fabrizia Bonacina, Giuseppe Danilo Norata, Alberico Luigi Catapano
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disorder of the arterial wall, in which several players contribute to the onset and progression of the disease. Besides the well-established role of lipids, specifically cholesterol, and immune cell activation, new insights on the molecular mechanisms underlying the atherogenic process have emerged. RECENT FINDINGS: Meta-inflammation, a condition of low-grade immune response caused by metabolic dysregulation, immunological memory of innate immune cells (referred to as "trained immunity"), cholesterol homeostasis in dendritic cells, and immunometabolism, i...
February 14, 2018: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441875/influence-of-slco1b1-polymorphisms-on-atorvastatin-efficacy-and-safety-in-macedonian-subjects
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K Mladenovska, A Daka Grapci, M Vavlukis, A Kapedanovska, A Eftimov, N Matevska Geshkovska, D Nebija, A J Dimovski
Atorvastatin, as 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase inhibitor, is a widely prescribed medication for the treatment of dyslipidemia. However, despite its clinical efficacy in reducing major cardiovascular events, a wide inter-individual variability in its response exists. Several studies in this area point to the effect of polymorphisms in the solute carrier organic anion transporter 1B1 (SLCO1B1) gene encoding the multiple organic anion-transporting polypeptide 1B1 (OATP1B1) involved in hepatic uptake of atorvastatin...
May 1, 2017: Die Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440909/clinical-characteristics-patterns-of-lipid-lowering-medication-use-and-health-care-resource-utilization-and-costs-among-patients-with-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease
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Thomas P Power, Xuehua Ke, Zhenxiang Zhao, Nicole Gidaya Bonine, Mark J Cziraky, Michael Grabner, John J Barron, Ralph Quimbo, Burkhard Vangerow, Peter P Toth
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate real-world patient characteristics, medication use, and health care resource utilization (HCRU) and costs among patients with clinical atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) as defined by 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guidelines, to examine burden of disease and unmet needs, such as potential undertreatment. Patients and methods: This retrospective cohort study utilized a nationally representative managed care database to identify newly diagnosed ASCVD patients between January 1, 2007, and November 30, 2012 (index = first ASCVD diagnosis date) in the USA...
2018: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438753/antidiabetic-activities-of-polysaccharides-from-anoectochilus-roxburghii-and-anoectochilus-formosanus-in-stz-induced-diabetic-mice
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Tingting Tang, Xiaoyu Duan, Yu Ke, Lan Zhang, Yingbin Shen, Bin Hu, Aiping Liu, Hong Chen, Cheng Li, Wenjuan Wu, Li Shen, Yuntao Liu
Six polysaccharides were extracted from different parts (whole plants, roots and leaves) of Anoectochilus roxburghii and Anoectochilus formosanus (ARPs, ARPs-1, ARPs-2, AFPs, AFPs-1 and AFPs-2). Their primary characteristics were identified and their antidiabetic activities were evaluated in STZ-induced diabetic mice. Root polysaccharides (ARPs-1and AFPs-1) and leaf polysaccharides (ARPs-2 and AFPs-2) were distinct from each other in terms of the Mws, monosaccharide compositions and functional groups. Notably, the primary structures of ARPs and AFPs were similar to those of ARPs-1and AFPs-1, respectively...
February 10, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438687/increased-apob-apoa1-ratio-is-associated-with-excess-weight-body-adiposity-and-altered-lipid-profile-in-children
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Ana Paula Pereira Castro, Helen Hermana Miranda Hermsdorff, Luana Cupertino Milagres, Fernanda Martins Albuquerque, Mariana de Santis Filgueiras, Naruna Pereira Rocha, Juliana Farias de Novaes
OBJECTIVE: To investigate ApoB/ApoA1 ratio and its association with cardiovascular risk factors in children. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with 258 children aged 8 and 9 years old, enrolled in all urban schools in the city of Viçosa-MG. An anthropometric evaluation of the body and biochemical composition of the children was performed. Socioeconomic variables and sedentary lifestyle were evaluated through a semi-structured questionnaire. RESULTS: Many children had excess weight (35...
February 10, 2018: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435776/effect-of-anagliptin-and-sitagliptin-on-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-with-dyslipidemia-and-cardiovascular-risk-rationale-and-study-design-of-the-reason-trial
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Shinichiro Ueda, Michio Shimabukuro, Osamu Arasaki, Koichi Node, Takashi Nomiyama, Takeshi Morimoto
BACKGROUND: Reduction of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is important for patients with a high risk for atherosclerotic events, such as patients with diabetes and other risk factors. Anagliptin was reported to reduce LDL-C for 12 weeks in phase III trials regardless of the use of statins, but it is uncertain whether this effect is common to other dipeptidylpeptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. METHODS: A multicenter, randomized, open-label, parallel-group trial was conducted to confirm the superiority of anagliptin to sitagliptin in terms of the primary endpoint of reduction of LDL-C for 52 weeks in patients with type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic vascular lesions, as well as the non-inferiority of anagliptin to sitagliptin in terms of change in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)...
February 12, 2018: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434795/correlations-of-mmp-1-mmp-3-and-mmp-12-with-the-degree-of-atherosclerosis-plaque-stability-and-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-events
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Wei Hu, Rui Wei, Liyue Wang, Jingqian Lu, Hongming Liu, Wei Zhang
We analyzed the effects of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1, MMP-3, and MMP-12 on the degree of carotid atherosclerosis (CAS) and plaque stability, and investigated their correlations with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events (CCEs). Two hundred CAS patients were enrolled. Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) was measured using ultrasonic examination. Patients were divided into the no plaque group (NP group), stable plaque group (SP group), and vulnerable plaque group (VP group). The Crouse method was used for the evaluation of plaque scores...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433526/small-dense-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-and-cholesterol-ratios-to-predict-arterial-stiffness-progression-in-normotensive-subjects-over-a-5-year-period
#20
Gang Li, Hui-Kun Wu, Xiao-Wei Wu, Zhe Cao, Yuan-Chao Tu, Yi Ma, Wei-Qing Wang, Jian Cheng, Zi-Hua Zhou
BACKGROUND: Small dense low density lipoprotein-cholesterol (sdLDL-C), cholesterol ratios and carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV) impart risk for all-cause morbidity and mortality independently of conventional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. This study was designed to identify feasible indicators for predicting arterial stiffness progression. METHODS: We followed up 816 normotensive participants without diabetes or CVD for nearly 5.0 years. Cholesterol parameters, ratios and other clinical and laboratory data were collected at baseline...
February 12, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
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