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Hypertension, Diabetes, Lipids, Diet,

Miguel Angel Royo-Bordonada, Pedro Armario, José María Lobos Bejarano, Juan Pedro-Botet, Fernando Villar Álvarez, Roberto Elosua, Carlos Brotons Cuixart, Olga Cortés, Benilde Serrano, Miguel Camafort Babkowski, Antonio Gil Núñez, Antonio Pérez, Antonio Maiques, Ana de Santiago Nocito, Almudena Castro, Eduardo Alegría, Ciro Baeza, María Herranz, Susana Sans, Pilar Campos
The VI European Guidelines for Cardiovascular Prevention recommend combining population and high-risk strategies with lifestyle changes as a cornerstone of prevention, and propose the SCORE function to quantify cardiovascular risk. The guidelines highlight disease specific interventions, and conditions as women, young people and ethnic minorities. Screening for subclinical atherosclerosis with noninvasive imaging techniques is not recommended. The guidelines distinguish four risk levels (very high, high, moderate and low) with therapeutic objectives for lipid control according to risk...
November 24, 2016: Revista Española de Salud Pública
Rajkumar Bharatia, Manoj Chitale, Ganesh Narain Saxena, Raman Ganesh Kumar, Chikkalingaiah, Abhijit Trailokya, Kalpesh Dalvi, Suhas Talele
INTRODUCTION: Hypertension (HTN), being a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), is an important issue of medical and public health. High blood pressure (BP) is ranked as the third most important risk factor for attributable burden of disease in south Asia (2010). Hypertension (HTN) exerts a substantial public health burden on cardiovascular health status and healthcare systems in India. Uncontrolled hypertension among adults with hypertension is associated with increased mortality...
July 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Tazeen Jafar
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) defined as reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) or presence of albuminuria, progresses to end stage renal disease (ESRD), needing dialysis or kidney transplant to sustain life, and is associated with increased risks of premature cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality. CKD ranked 18 leading (and most rapidly rising cause of mortality by the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. The social and economic consequences of CKD are far worse in low and middle income countries (LMICs) including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Haiyan Zhang, Wen-Jun Shen, Yihang Li, Alex Bittner, Stefanie Bittner, Juveria Tabassum, Yuan F Cortez, Fredric B Kraemer, Salman Azhar
Nordihydroguaiaretic acid (NDGA), the main metabolite of Creosote Bush, has been shown to have profound effects on the core components of metabolic syndrome, including lowering of blood glucose, free fatty acids and triglyceride levels, attenuating elevated blood pressure in several rodent models of dyslipidemia, and improving body weight, insulin resistance, diabetes and hypertension. In the present study, a high-fructose diet fed rat model of hypertriglyceridemia, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance and hepatic steatosis was employed to investigate the global transcriptional changes in the lipid metabolizing pathways in three insulin sensitive tissues: liver, skeletal muscle and adipose tissue in response to chronic dietary administration of NDGA...
2016: Nutrition & Metabolism
Tazeen Jafar
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) defined as reduced estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) or presence of albuminuria, progresses to end stage renal disease (ESRD), needing dialysis or kidney transplant to sustain life, and is associated with increased risks of premature cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality. CKD ranked 18 leading (and most rapidly rising cause of mortality by the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. The social and economic consequences of CKD are far worse in low and middle income countries (LMICs) including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
S Avinash, V P Singh, A K Agarwal, S Chatterjee, V Arya
BACKGROUND: Cystatin C is a low molecular weight protein produced by all nucleated human cells, with a stable production rate. Its levels are not influenced by inflammation, infections, hepatic or renal diseases, or by dietary or constitutional factors. We compared serum cystatin C and serum creatinine based predicting equations to estimate glomerular filteration rate (GFR) in type 2 diabetes mellitus, using the staging of chronic kidney disease (CKD) defined by the National Kidney Foundation...
November 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Miriam B Vos, Jill L Kaar, Jean A Welsh, Linda V Van Horn, Daniel I Feig, Cheryl A M Anderson, Mahesh J Patel, Jessica Cruz Munos, Nancy F Krebs, Stavra A Xanthakos, Rachel K Johnson
BACKGROUND: Poor lifestyle behaviors are leading causes of preventable diseases globally. Added sugars contribute to a diet that is energy dense but nutrient poor and increase risk of developing obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity-related cancers, and dental caries. METHODS AND RESULTS: For this American Heart Association scientific statement, the writing group reviewed and graded the current scientific evidence for studies examining the cardiovascular health effects of added sugars on children...
August 22, 2016: Circulation
Hazel H Szeto, Shaoyi Liu, Yi Soong, Nazia Alam, Glen T Prusky, Surya V Seshan
Obesity is a major risk factor for the development of chronic kidney disease, even independent of its association with hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia. The primary pathologic finding of obesity-related kidney disease is glomerulopathy, with glomerular hypertrophy, mesangial matrix expansion, and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Proposed mechanisms leading to renal pathology include abnormal lipid metabolism, lipotoxicity, inhibition of AMP kinase, and endoplasmic reticulum stress. Here we report dramatic changes in mitochondrial structure in glomerular endothelial cells, podocytes, and proximal tubular epithelial cells after 28 weeks of a high-fat diet in C57BL/6 mice...
November 2016: Kidney International
Michelle L Baack, Benjamin J Forred, Tricia D Larsen, Danielle N Jensen, Angela L Wachal, Muhammad Ali Khan, Peter F Vitiello
RATIONALE: Infants born to diabetic or obese mothers are at risk of respiratory distress and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), conceivably through fuel-mediated pathogenic mechanisms. Prior research and preventative measures focus on controlling maternal hyperglycemia, but growing evidence suggests a role for additional circulating fuels including lipids. Little is known about the individual or additive effects of a maternal high-fat diet on fetal lung development...
2016: PloS One
Cris A Slentz, Lori A Bateman, Leslie H Willis, Esther O Granville, Lucy W Piner, Gregory P Samsa, Tracy L Setji, Michael J Muehlbauer, Kim M Huffman, Connie W Bales, William E Kraus
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Although the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) established lifestyle changes (diet, exercise and weight loss) as the 'gold standard' preventive therapy for diabetes, the relative contribution of exercise alone to the overall utility of the combined diet and exercise effect of DPP is unknown; furthermore, the optimal intensity of exercise for preventing progression to diabetes remains very controversial. To establish clinical efficacy, we undertook a study (2009 to 2013) to determine: how much of the effect on measures of glucose homeostasis of a 6 month programme modelled after the first 6 months of the DPP is due to exercise alone; whether moderate- or vigorous-intensity exercise is better for improving glucose homeostasis; and to what extent amount of exercise is a contributor to improving glucose control...
October 2016: Diabetologia
Pingting Guo, Yuan Li, Shabnam Eslamfam, Wei Ding, Xi Ma
Glucose and lipid are the major energy sources, and pivotal components of organic metabolism in mammals. Imbalanced diet directly influences the metabolic rate, and can alter the body's homeostasis. The underlying changes in energy storage and utilization would manifest as metabolic syndrome which includes obesity, high blood pressure, high blood glucose. Metabolic syndrome is known to be a predisposing factor that significantly increases the risk for cardiovascular diseases and Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). Thus, it is essential to identify the genes that are involved in the process of glucose and lipid metabolism...
June 26, 2016: Current Protein & Peptide Science
Beata Całyniuk, Elżbieta Grochowska-Niedworok, Małgorzata Muc-Wierzgoń, Ewa Nowakowska-Zajdel, Marcin Osowski
BACKGROUND: Excess body weight is one of the most common health and economic problems of the contemporary world. According to the assessments of the World Health Organization (WHO), almost billion adults are overweight and at least 300 million were diagnosed with clinical obesity. Health consequences of overweight are: ischemic heart disease, congestive cardiac failure, hypertension, arteriosclerotic vascular disease, diabetes mellitus type 2, tumours, degenerative joint disease and many more...
2016: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
Jihye Hong, Sera Kim, Hyun-Sook Kim
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is characterized by >5% deposition of triglycerides in hepatocytes, is often referred as a major risk factor for obesity, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension. We investigated the hepatoprotective effect of whole soybean embryos containing bioactive substances such as isoflavones and soyasaponins. For this study, mice were randomly allocated into four groups that were fed different diets for 10 weeks: normal diets and high-fat and high-cholesterol diets (HD), and HD with 10% or 20% soybean embryo powder (10SE-HD and 20SE-HD)...
June 2016: Journal of Medicinal Food
Jennifer L Dearborn, Ye Qiao, Eliseo Guallar, Lyn M Steffen, Rebecca F Gottesman, Yiyi Zhang, Bruce A Wasserman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Carbohydrates and fat intake have both been linked to development of atherosclerosis. We examined associations between glycemic index (GI) and fat intake with carotid atherosclerosis. METHODS: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) cohort enrolled participants during the period 1987-1989 and the Carotid MRI sub-study occurred between 2004 and 2006 (1672 participants attending both visits). Measures of carbohydrate quality (usual GI), fat intake (total, polyunsaturated and saturated) and overall dietary quality index (DASH Diet Score) were derived from a 66-item food frequency questionnaire administered at baseline...
August 2016: Atherosclerosis
Parvin Mirmiran, Emad Yuzbashian, Zahra Bahadoran, Golaleh Asghari, Fereidoun Azizi
INTRODUCTION: The objective was to examine whether dietary acid load was associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cross-sectional analyses included 4564 participants, aged 20 years and older, who participated in the 4th phase of the Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study and had complete dietary and serum creatinine data. Dietary data were obtained from using a 147-item food-frequency questionnaire. Dietary acid load was calculated as the potential renal acid load (PRAL)...
May 2016: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
Dong-Hyun Kim, Bo-Hyun Choi, Sae-Kwang Ku, Jeong-Hyeon Park, Euichaul Oh, Mi-Kyoung Kwak
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major complication of metabolic disorders such as diabetes mellitus, obesity, and hypertension. Comorbidity of these diseases is the factor exacerbating CKD progression. Statins are commonly used in patients with metabolic disorders to decrease the risk of cardiovascular complications. Sarpogrelate, a selective antagonist of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) 2A receptor, inhibits platelet aggregation and is used to improve peripheral circulation in diabetic patients. Here, we investigated the effects of sarpogrelate and rosuvastatin on CKD in mice that were subjected to a high fat diet (HFD) for 22 weeks and a single low dose of streptozotocin (STZ, 40 mg/kg)...
2016: PloS One
Hana Malínská, Olena Oliyarnyk, Vojtěch Škop, Jan Šilhavý, Vladimír Landa, Václav Zídek, Petr Mlejnek, Miroslava Šimáková, Hynek Strnad, Ludmila Kazdová, Michal Pravenec
Inflammation and oxidative and dicarbonyl stress play important roles in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. Metformin is the first-line drug of choice for the treatment of type 2 diabetes because it effectively suppresses gluconeogenesis in the liver. However, its "pleiotropic" effects remain controversial. In the current study, we tested the effects of metformin on inflammation, oxidative and dicarbonyl stress in an animal model of inflammation and metabolic syndrome, using spontaneously hypertensive rats that transgenically express human C-reactive protein (SHR-CRP)...
2016: PloS One
L Bekkouche, D Ait Yahia
OBJECTIFS: Les graines de lin sont des molécules végétales ayant un fort pouvoir antioxydant, ce qui permet de réduire le risque de développer une hypertension artérielle et un diabète de type 2. De plus, par leur richesse en acide alpha-linoléique, précurseur d'omégas 3, elles permettent ainsi une diminution du cholestérol et des triglycérides plasmatiques. L'objectif de cette étude est d'évaluer l'effet de la consommation quotidienne de graines de lin associée à des modifications hygiéno-diététiques basées sur les recommandations du régime méditerranéen (RM) sur l'hyperglycémie et l'hypertension artérielle associées au SM...
December 2015: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
Peter Heilmeyer, Helene von Bibra
History and admission findings | An obese patient with type 2 diabetes (on 90 IU insulin daily) and exertional dyspnoea (NYHA II-III) for 3 weeks presented in a rehabilitation clinic hoping to reduce his weight. Clinical and laboratory findings excluded any inflammatory or systemic disease apart from diabetes mellitus. Blood pressure and serum lipid levels were normal. Investigations | An unremarkable ECG stress test and echocardiogram excluded ischemic and hypertensive heart disease and primary cardiomyopathy...
January 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Naveed Khan, Muhammad Shoaib Akhtar, Barkat Ali Khan, Valdir de Andrade Braga, Adam Reich
INTRODUCTION: Numerous herbal medicines have been recommended for the treatment of different diseases. Achyranthes aspera, Linn. (Family: Amaranthaceae), popularly known as Charchitta or Pitpapra, is commonly used by traditional healers for the treatment of fever, malaria, dysentery, asthma, arterial hypertension, pneumonia, and diabetes. The root extract is well reputed for its insect molting hormonal activity. This investigation was conducted to evaluate the effects of saponins from Achyranthes aspera seeds on the serum lipid profile of albino rats fed a high cholesterol diet...
December 10, 2015: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
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