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Werner J Geldenhuys, Li Lin, Altaf S Darvesh, Prabodh Sadana
Although statins and other pharmacological approaches have improved the management of lipid abnormalities, there exists a need for newer treatment modalities especially for the management of hypertriglyceridemia. Lipoprotein lipase (LPL), by promoting hydrolytic cleavage of the triglyceride core of lipoproteins, is a crucial node in the management of plasma lipid levels. Although LPL expression and activity modulation is observed as a pleiotropic action of some the commonly used lipid lowering drugs, the deliberate development of drugs targeting LPL has not occurred yet...
October 19, 2016: Drug Discovery Today
Mengdie Luo, Daoquan Peng
Apolipoprotein C-III has been referred to as an important participant in the metabolism of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins, leading to hypertriglyceridemia and thereafter cardiovascular disease. Accumulating evidence indicates that apolipoprotein C-III is a multifaceted protein which not only regulates triglyceride metabolism, but also participates in the atherosclerotic lesion formation and several other pathological processes involved in atherosclerosis. Based on data from experiments and clinical trials, some novel therapies such as antisense technology emerge...
October 22, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
Xu Bojin, Yang Hui, Wang Zhixiao, Yang Tao, Guo Hongwei, Cheng Pei, He Wei, Sun Min, Chen Huanhuan, Duan Yu
This study investigated whether high-normal thyrotropin (TSH) levels are associated with metabolic syndrome in euthyroid Chinese people≥40 years old. Clinical and metabolic factors were assessed in 2,356 subjects (40-77 years old) with TSH levels in the normal range (0.35-5.00 mU/L). Using 2.50 mU/L as the cut-off point of TSH level within the normal range, we divided subjects into the high-TSH (2.50-5.00 mU/L; n=1,064) and low-TSH (0.35-2.50 mU/L; n=11,292) group. The results showed that the mean levels of body mass index (BMI), total cholesterol (TC), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) were higher in the high-TSH group and TSH levels were significantly positively correlated with BMI, LDL-C, TC, and FPG...
June 17, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
Hugo Martínez-Rojano, María Luisa Pizano-Zárate, Bernarda Sánchez-Jiménez, Reyna Sámano, Armando López-Portillo
INTRODUCTION: The prevalence of obesity in Mexican children has increased during the last decade, as has the risk of early onset metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: To determine the association ofAcantosis nigricans (AN)with dyslipidemia, high blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and risk factors related to eating behavior in overweight and obese children. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This transverse analytical study, conducted in two Mexico City primary schools, included 300 boys and girls...
September 20, 2016: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Shou-Wu Lee, Han-Chung Lien, Chi-Sen Chang, Teng-Yu Lee, Yen-Chun Peng, Hong-Zen Yeh
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome has been highlighted as a risk factor for several gastrointestinal diseases, including gastroesophageal reflux disease and Barrett's esophagus (BE). The aim of this study was to investigate the association of metabolic syndrome with erosive esophagitis (EE) and BE. METHODS: Data were retrospectively collected from patients who visited the Medical Screening Center at Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan from January 2006 to December 2009...
October 15, 2016: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
V V Muthusamy
Cardiovascular disease burden is increasing all over the world. The diagnosis of hypertension is considered when a person has persistently elevated BP (Systolic BP more than 140 mmHg and/or Diastolic BP more than 90 mmHg). Dyslipidemia denotes abnormal levels of lipids in the blood (Total Cholesterol >200 mg%, Low density lipoprotein (LDL) >100 mg%, Triglycerides (TGL) >150 mg% and High density lipoprotein (HDL) <40 mg in men and < 50 mg in women. Hypertension and Dyslipidemia constitute the important components of metabolic syndrome as per the definition of NCEP Guidelines-Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III)...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
Farzaneh Karimi-Alavijeh, Saeed Jalili, Masoumeh Sadeghi
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome which underlies the increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes is considered as a group of metabolic abnormalities including central obesity, hypertriglyceridemia, glucose intolerance, hypertension, and dyslipidemia. Recently, artificial intelligence based health-care systems are highly regarded because of its success in diagnosis, prediction, and choice of treatment. This study employs machine learning technics for predict the metabolic syndrome...
May 2016: ARYA Atherosclerosis
L Vida Perez, J L Montero Alvarez, A Poyato Gonzalez, J Briceño Delgado, G Costan Rodero, E Fraga Rivas, P Barrera Baena, M De la Mata Garcia
BACKGROUND: The development of metabolic syndrome (MS) after liver transplantation (LT) is a major source of mortality derived from cardiovascular events. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of MS after LT. METHODS: One-hundred seventy-four consecutive LT patients from January 2004 to June 2010 surviving longer than 1 year after LT were included. Median follow-up after LT was 48 months. Independent predictors of MS were obtained by means of multivariate logistic regression...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Phunchai Charatcharoenwitthaya, Ananya Pongpaibul, Uayporn Kaosombatwattana, Patommatat Bhanthumkomol, Wimolrak Bandidniyamanon, Nonthalee Pausawasdi, Tawesak Tanwandee
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The clinical significance of steatohepatitis in chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remains unclear. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors for steatohepatitis in CHB, and to determine its correlation with liver fibrosis and response to antiviral therapy. METHODS: Liver histopathology of 256 consecutive CHB patients with serum HBV DNA >2,000 IU/ml were analyzed with clinical and laboratory characteristics. Virological and biochemical responses were prospectively assessed in the 112 patients treated with antiviral monotherapy...
October 14, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
Ana Rita Francisco, Inês Gonçalves, Fátima Veiga, Mónica Mendes Pedro, Fausto J Pinto, Dulce Brito
Severe hypertriglyceridemia has been consistently associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other complications, namely acute pancreatitis. We report a case of a 64 year-old woman with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and metabolic syndrome with triglyceride level of 3260 mg/dL. Plasma exchange was performed with simultaneous medical treatment to achieve a rapid and effective lowering of triglycerides in order to prevent clinical complications. After three plasmapheresis sessions a marked reduction in triglyceride and total cholesterol levels was observed...
July 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
Vicente Ortún, Beatriz G López-Valcárcel, Jaime Pinilla
This article provides a critical review about the challenges that taxes on sugary drinks as an instrument of health policy must face to reverse the trend of the current epidemics of obesity. We analyzed the experiences of the leading countries, particularly Mexico, and reflect on the counterweight exerted by the industry against obesity policies, and on the power of lobbyists. Those tax policies for public health have to overcome the enormous strength of the industry, which is exerted in several-science and research, brand reputation, influence on regulators-levels...
October 13, 2016: Revista Española de Salud Pública
Devika Gupta, Supreet Mohanty, Deepshi Thakral, Arvind Bagga, Naveet Wig, Dipendra Kumar Mitra
BACKGROUND Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) in the background of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is rare. Inability to discriminate between these two entities may be fatal for the patient. Here we report two cases of SLE with secondary HLH, one of which manifested HLH as the initial presentation, and the significance of HLH's timely diagnosis. CASE REPORT We describe two cases of SLE secondarily affected by HLH, which were diagnosed by various laboratory parameters and detection of profoundly reduced NK cell activity by using flow cytometry...
October 13, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Mohamed Abu-Farha, Irina Al-Khairi, Preethi Cherian, Betty Chandy, Devarajan Sriraman, Asma Alhubail, Faisal Al-Refaei, Abdulmohsen AlTerki, Jehad Abubaker
BACKGROUND: Hypertriglyceridemia is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Angiopoietin like proteins particularly 3, 4 and recently 8 are well established regulators of plasma triglyceride level through regulating the activity of lipoprotein lipase. Plasma level and association between ANGPTL3, 4 and 8 is not well established in human subjects. This study was designed to establish the level of these proteins in plasma and adipose tissues and investigate the association between ANGPTL8 with ANGPTL3 and 4 in T2D and non-diabetics subjects...
October 13, 2016: Lipids in Health and Disease
Magdalena Lang, Roi Treister, Anne Louise Oaklander
Small-fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN) causes non-specific symptoms including chronic pain, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and sweating complaints. Diagnosis is made from history and exam in patients with known risk factors such as diabetes, but objective test confirmation is recommended for patients without known risks. If tests confirm SFPN, and it is "initially idiopathic" (iiSFPN), screening for occult causes is indicated. This study's aim was to evaluate the 21 widely available, recommended blood tests to identify the most cost-effective ones and to learn about occult causes of iiSFPN...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Neurology
Jiantao Ma, Shih-Jen Hwang, Alison Pedley, Joseph M Massaro, Udo Hoffmann, Raymond T Chung, Emelia J Benjamin, Daniel Levy, Caroline S Fox, Michelle T Long
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The relations of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease to cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors are not fully understood. The objective of our study is to explore the bi-directional relationships of fatty liver to CVD risk factors. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated whether liver fat predicted the development of CVD risk factors and whether CVD risk factors predicted new onset fatty liver during 6 years of follow up in middle- to older-aged Framingham Heart Study participants...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
Shafeeque Rahman, R S Tonk, C P Mulaktar
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Najma Farheen, Venkateshwarlu Nandayala, Gandiah P
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Sheng-Huei Wang, Yu-Ching Chou, Wei-Chuan Shangkuan, Kuang-Yu Wei, Yu-Han Pan, Hung-Che Lin
BACKGROUND: Hypertriglyceridemia is the third most common cause of acute pancreatitis, but whether the level of triglyceride (TG) is related to severity of pancreatitis is unclear. AIM: To evaluate the effect of TG level on the severity of hypertriglyceridemic pancreatitis (HTGP). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: We reviewed the records of 144 patients with HTGP from 1999 to 2013 at Tri-Service General Hospital...
2016: PloS One
Sankar Panneerselvam, Rajaa Muthu Packirisamy, Zachariah Bobby, Sajini Elizabeth Jacob, Magadi Gopalakrishna Sridhar
Obesity emerged as the major risk factor for metabolic syndrome. Postmenopausal women are more prone to develop obesity than premenopausal women. The absence of safe and effective conventional treatments for postmenopausal obesity has changed the focus to natural products as alternative remedy. We investigated the molecular basis of the effect of soy isoflavones (SIFs) on hypertriglyceridemia and hepatic steatosis in an animal model of postmenopausal obesity. Ovariectomized (OVX) and sham-operated Wistar rats were fed with high-fat diet (HFD) and normal diet for 8 weeks with and without SIF extract (150mg/kg body weight/day)...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
I Moghaddasifar, K B Lankarani, M Moosazadeh, M Afshari, A Ghaemi, M Aliramezany, R Afsar Gharebagh, M Malary
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most prevalent chronic liver disease in developing and developed countries. Estimating the total prevalence of NAFLD by means of appropriate statistical methods can provide reliable evidence for health policy makers. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of NAFLD in Iran using a systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: We identified relevant studies by searching national and international databases...
2016: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
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