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Rasmus B Jensen, Signe H Danielsen, Anne-Helene Tauson
BACKGROUND: Obesity is related to the development of several diseases like insulin resistance and laminitis in horses. The prevalence of obesity among mature Icelandic horses in Denmark has not been investigated previously. This study aimed to find the prevalence of obesity, to compare body condition score (BCS) based on owner perception with that of an experienced person and to correlate the BCS to body weight (BW) and morphometric measures in a group of mature Icelandic horses in Denmark...
October 20, 2016: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
Anna Kępczyńska-Nyk, Marta Muszel, Mikołaj Radziszewski, Kamil Wocial
19-year-old hirsute woman with obesity, skin lesions with features of acanthosis nigricans around neck, armpits, thoracic cage and wrists escalating for couple of months, elevated testosterone and insulin plasma levels was admitted to hospital to perform diagnostic approach. The final diagnosis was hyperandrogenism-insulin resistance-acanthosis nigricans syndrome (HAIR-AN syndrome), considered as a subtype of policystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and impaired glucose tolerance. HAIR-AN is characterized by coexistence of: hyperandrogenism (HA), insulin resistance (IR) and acanthosis nigricans (AN)...
September 29, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Gopal Iyer, James Price, Shay Bourgeois, Eric Armstrong, Shyhmin Huang, Paul M Harari
BACKGROUND: The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is frequently overexpressed in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and several other human cancers. Monoclonal antibodies, such as cetuximab that block EGFR signaling, have emerged as valuable molecular targeting agents in clinical cancer therapy. Prolonged exposure to cetuximab can result in cells acquiring resistance by a process that remains incompletely understood. METHODS: In this study, we analyzed the immediate early molecular response of cetuximab on physical interactions between EGFR and Insulin growth factor 1 like receptor (IGF-1R) in head and neck cancer cells that are resistant to cetuximab...
October 6, 2016: BMC Cancer
Torgrim Mikal Langleite, Jørgen Jensen, Frode Norheim, Hanne Løvdal Gulseth, Daniel Steensen Tangen, Kristoffer Jensen Kolnes, Ansgar Heck, Tryggve Storås, Guro Grøthe, Marius Adler Dahl, Anders Kielland, Torgeir Holen, Hans Jørgen Noreng, Hans Kristian Stadheim, Atle Bjørnerud, Egil Ivar Johansen, Birgitte Nellemann, Kåre Inge Birkeland, Christian A Drevon
CONTEXT: Insulin resistance and dysglycemia are associated with physical inactivity and adiposity, and may be improved by exercise. OBJECTIVE: Investigate the effect of exercise on insulin sensitivity, body composition and adipose depots in sedentary men with (n = 11) or without (n = 11) overweight and dysglycemia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Euglycemic-hyperinsulinemic clamp, ankle-to-neck MRI, MRS, muscle and adipose tissue biopsies before and after 12 weeks combined strength and endurance exercise...
October 2016: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
Ernesto Maddaloni, Ilaria Cavallari, Mariangela De Pascalis, Hillary Keenan, Kyoungmin Park, Silvia Manfrini, Raffaella Buzzetti, Giuseppe Patti, Germano Di Sciascio, Paolo Pozzilli
Body circumferences have been proposed as potential anthropometric measures for the assessment of cardiometabolic risk as they are independently associated with insulin resistance and diabetes. The aim of this study was to validate neck and wrist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio as practical markers of metabolic dysfunction and atherosclerosis; 120 subjects who underwent coronary angiography and carotid Doppler ultrasound were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Exclusion criteria were history of diabetes, acute myocardial infarction, body mass index (BMI) <18...
September 15, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
Jun Liang, Yuting Sun, Xuekui Liu, Yan Zhu, Ying Pei, Yu Wang, Qinqin Qiu, Manqing Yang, Lu Qi
AIMS: The etiological role of obesity in determining diabetes risk among Asians may be different from that among Caucasians. The current study aimed to investigate the association between genetic predisposition to obesity and measures of insulin secretion and resistance in a large Chinese cohort. METHODS: Study samples were from a community-based health examination survey in central China. A total of 2058 subjects with available biomarkers levels were included in the present study...
September 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
Ozgen Celer, Aysen Akalın, Cigdem Oztunali
OBJECTIVE: Teriparatide, an anabolic agent used in the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, can induce effects similar to primary hyperparathyroidism. Our objective was to evaluate the effects of teriparatide on endothelial functions, glucose metabolism and inflammation markers in patients diagnosed with postmenopausal osteoporosis. DESIGN, PATIENTS AND MEASUREMENTS: This was a single-centre, single-arm, 6-month prospective study. Twenty-three postmenopausal women over 65 years old with a lumbar spine or femoral neck T-score of -4·0 or lower and having at least two compression fractures in thoracic or lumbar spine were studied...
October 2016: Clinical Endocrinology
Fernando Peixoto Ferraz de Campos, Margarita Rosa Aveiga Narvaez, Paola Vasconcellos Soares Reis, Augusto Cesar Marins Gomes, Daniela Kallíope de Sá Paraskevopoulos, Frederico Santana, Oscar Eduardo Hidetoshi Fugita
Acanthosis nigricans (AN), an entity recognized since the 19th century, is a dermatopathy associated with insulin-resistant conditions, endocrinopathies, drugs, chromosome abnormalities and neoplasia. The latter, also known as malignant AN, is mostly related to abdominal neoplasms. Malignant AN occurs frequently among elderly patients. In these cases, the onset is subtle, and spreading involves the flexural regions of the body, particularly the axillae, palms, soles, and mucosa. Gastric adenocarcinoma is the most frequent associated neoplasia, but many others have been reported...
January 2016: Autopsy & case reports
Dana Prídavková, Daniela Kantárová, Renáta Lišková, Peter Červeň, František Kovář, Marián Mokáň
BACKGROUND: To assess the relationship of parameters of obesity in relationship to coronary angiography findings with correlation of epicardial fat (EF) thickness in uppermentioned context. METHODS: There were 80 patients examined (43 males, 37 postmenopausal females) undergoing elective coronary angiography. We examined the regular obesity parameters - BMI, waist circumference (WC), neck circumference (NC), total body fat (TBF), and visceral fat (VF) using bioimpedance...
April 2016: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
T Martin-Gimenez, I de Blas, E Aguilera-Tejero, E Diez de Castro, C N Aguirre-Pascasio
Equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) can be diagnosed by hormonal measurements; however, it would be important to find simpler measurements that allow easy identification of affected or at risk individuals. In horses, the dorsal neck region is one of the most frequent anatomical sites for fat deposition and neck obesity has been linked to EMS. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of hormonal markers of obesity (leptin) and insulin resistance (insulin) with morphometric and ultrasonographic neck measurements in Andalusian horses...
July 2016: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
Susanne R Tepper, Zhixiang Zuo, Arun Khattri, Jochen Heß, Tanguy Y Seiwert
OBJECTIVES: Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-targeted therapy is frequently used in the treatment of advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). However, constitutive or acquired resistance is common and underlying resistance mechanisms remain poorly understood. We investigated the expression levels of growth factors (GF) in tumor-associated stroma and tumor from HNSCC patients and determined the influence of GFs on EGFR inhibitor efficacy in vitro. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Chicago HNC Genomic Cohort (CHGC) was queried for GF and receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) expression...
May 2016: Oral Oncology
Yavor Assyov, Antoaneta Gateva, Adelina Tsakova, Zdravko Kamenov
: Purpose/Aim: Neck circumference (NC) is an emerging anthropometric parameter that has been proposed to reflect metabolic health. The aim of the current study was to compare its clinical usefulness to waist circumference (WC) in the assessment of individuals with severe obesity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 255 subjects participated in the study. All anthropometric measurements were done by a single medical professional. Biochemical measurements included oral glucose-tolerance tests (OGTTs), fasting insulin, lipids, and hepatic enzymes...
April 6, 2016: Endocrine Research
Ki-Jin Ryu, Hyun-Tae Park, Yong Jin Kim, Kyong Wook Yi, Jung Ho Shin, Jun Young Hur, Tak Kim
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the relationships between vasomotor symptoms (VMS), bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. STUDY DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was conducted of 1390 postmenopausal Korean women aged 45-65 years who attended a routine health check-up at a single institution. Their results on the Menopause Rating Scale were used to assess VMS, and moderate, severe, and very severe VMS were combined into moderate-to-severe VMS...
May 2016: Maturitas
Ana Maria De Bernardi Rodrigues, Cleliani de Cassia da Silva, Ana Carolina Junqueira Vasques, Daniella Fernandes Camilo, Francieli Barreiro, Roberta Soares Lara Cassani, Mariana Porto Zambon, Maria Ângela Reis de Góes Monteiro Antonio, Bruno Geloneze
IMPORTANCE: The association between short sleep duration and decreased insulin sensitivity in adolescents has been described. However, to our knowledge, no studies have investigated this association measuring insulin sensitivity by the hyperglycemic clamp technique. OBJECTIVES: To compare the distributions of parameters of insulin resistance in adolescents with sleep deprivation vs adequate sleep, and to investigate the association between sleep deprivation and insulin sensitivity...
May 1, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
Zhe Pan, Xianghua Zhuang, Xiaobo Li, Shaoyi Huang, Liang Zhang, Fuchen Lou, Shihong Chen, Yihong Ni
Obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is a commonly-diagnosed chronic sleep disorder. It is considered to be an important independent risk factor in the development of insulin resistance (IR). Patients with OSAHS exhibit a variety of metabolic disorders, including obesity and metabolic syndrome. Visceral adipose tissue-derived serpin (vaspin) is an adipokine that is considered to be a link between obesity and IR. The present study aimed to evaluate the levels of plasma vaspin in patients with OSAHS and examine their potential correlation with sleep characteristics...
March 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Joana Oliveira, Paula Freitas, Eva Lau, Davide Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Human lipodystrophies are uncommon disorders, with important clinical consequences, which are often undiagnosed. The Barraquer-Simons syndrome is a form of partial symmetric lipodystrophy of unknown etiology, characterized by the loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue, limited to upper part of the body. Insulin resistance and metabolic complications are less common than with other lipodystrophy subtypes. Patients usually have decreased serum complement-component 3 levels, associated with complement activation by the alternative pathway, which may indicate the presence of renal involvement...
2016: BMC Research Notes
Paulina Krawiec, Beata Mełges, Elżbieta Pac-Kożuchowska, Agnieszka Mroczkowska-Juchkiewicz, Kamila Czerska
BACKGROUND: Familial partial lipodystrophy of the Dunnigan type (FPLD 2) is a rare autosomal dominant disorder caused by the mutations of the lamin A/C gene leading to the defective adipogenesis, premature death of adipocytes and lipotoxicity. FPLD 2 is characterized by a progressive loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue in the limbs and trunk, and accumulation of body fat in the face and neck with accompanying severe metabolic derangements including insulin resistance, glucose intolerance, diabetes, dyslipidemia, steatohepatitis...
2016: BMC Pediatrics
Diego Gomez-Arbelaez, Paul Anthony Camacho, Daniel Dylan Cohen, Sandra Saavedra-Cortes, Cristina Lopez-Lopez, Patricio Lopez-Jaramillo
BACKGROUND: The current study aims to evaluate the association between neck circumference (NC) and several cardio-metabolic risk factors, to compare it with well-established anthropometric indices, and to determine the cut-off point value of NC for predicting children at increased risk of metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and low-grade systemic inflammation. METHODS: A total of 669 school children, aged 8-14, were recruited. Demographic, clinical, anthropometric and biochemical data from all patients were collected...
March 8, 2016: BMC Pediatrics
Sanna S Lindåse, Katarina E Nostell, Cecilia E Müller, Marianne Jensen-Waern, Johan T Bröjer
OBJECTIVE: To quantify insulin sensitivity and monitor glucose, insulin, and lipid concentrations in a group of moderately insulin-resistant horses during induction of obesity by use of a forage diet supplemented with fat and during subsequent turnout to pasture. ANIMALS 9 adult Standardbred mares (11 to 20 years old). PROCEDURES: Weight gain of horses was induced during 22 weeks by use of a forage diet supplemented with fat fed in gradually increasing amounts, followed by feeding of that fat-supplemented diet at 2...
March 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
Sadanori Okada, Mitsuru Konishi, Hitoshi Ishii
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is associated with multiple metabolic disorders, including lipodystrophy, dyslipidaemia and insulin resistance. HIV/HAART-associated lipodystrophy syndrome (HALS) is characterised by subcutaneous fat wasting, central fat accumulation and increased risk of diabetes. Thiazolidinediones are considered a promising treatment for HALS, because they improve insulin sensitivity and increase subcutaneous fat mass. In previous studies, pioglitazone increased overall fat mass in patients with HALS but whether fat distribution changes remains unclear...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
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