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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335529/effects-of-momordica-charantia-bitter-melon-on-ischemic-diabetic-myocardium
#1
Attila Czompa, Alexandra Gyongyosi, Kitti Szoke, Istvan Bak, Evelin Csepanyi, David D Haines, Arpad Tosaki, Istvan Lekli
Objective: A rat model is here used to test a hypothesis that Momordica charantia (Bitter melon (BM)) extract favorably alters processes in cardiovascular tissue and is systemically relevant to the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and related cardiovascular disease. Methods: Male Lean and Zucker Obese (ZO) rats were gavage-treated for six weeks with 400 mg/kg body weight bitter melon (BM) extract suspended in mucin-water vehicle, or with vehicle (Control). Animals were segregated into four treatment groups, 10 animals in each group, according to strain (Lean or ZO) and treatment (Control or BM)...
March 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332577/absence-of-role-of-dietary-protein-sensing-in-the-metabolic-benefits-of-duodenal-jejunal-bypass-in-the-mouse
#2
Aude Barataud, Daisy Goncalves, Jennifer Vinera, Carine Zitoun, Adeline Duchampt, Amandine Gautier-Stein, Gilles Mithieux
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) induces remission or substantial improvement of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) but underlying mechanisms are still unclear. The beneficial effects of dietary proteins on energy and glucose homeostasis are mediated by the antagonist effects of peptides toward mu-opioid receptors (MORs), which are highly expressed in the distal gut. We hypothesized that the beneficial effects of RYGB could depend at least in part on the interaction of peptides from food with intestinal MORs. Duodenal-jejunal bypass (DJB) was performed in obese and lean wild-type (WT) or MOR deficient (MOR(-/-)) mice...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329121/very-low-calorie-diets-for-weight-loss-in-obese-older-adults-a-randomized-trial
#3
Cilla J Haywood, Luke A Prendergast, Katrina Purcell, Lauren Le Fevre, Wen Kwang Lim, Mary Galea, Joseph Proietto
Background: Obesity contributes to disability in older adults, and this is offset by weight loss and exercise. Very Low Calorie Diets (VLCDs) achieve rapid weight loss; however, these have not been rigorously evaluated in older people. Methods: A randomized trial was conducted from August 2012 through December 2015. The intervention was 12 weeks of thrice weekly exercise combined with either healthy eating advice (Ex/HE), hypocaloric diet (Ex/Diet), or VLCD (Ex/VLCD)...
February 20, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328996/diaphragmatic-function-is-enhanced-in-fatty-and-diabetic-fatty-rats
#4
Audrey De Jong, Serge Carreira, Na Na, Aude Carillion, Cheng Jiang, Maud Beuvin, Jean-Marc Lacorte, Dominique Bonnefont-Rousselot, Bruno Riou, Catherine Coirault
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with a decrease in mortality in the intensive care unit (ICU) (the "obesity paradox"). We hypothesized that obesity may paradoxically improve diaphragmatic function. METHODS: Diaphragm contractility was prospectively recorded in vitro in adult male Zucker lean (control), fatty, and diabetic fatty rats, at rest, after 12h mechanical ventilation and after fatigue. We analyzed diaphragm morphology, cytokines, and protein expression of the protein kinase signaling pathways...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324004/bone-turnover-is-suppressed-in-insulin-resistance-independent-of-adiposity
#5
K T Tonks, C P White, J R Center, D Samocha-Bonet, J R Greenfield
Context: The contribution of insulin resistance vs. adiposity to bone mineral density (BMD), bone turnover and fractures in humans remains unclear. Objective: Evaluate BMD and bone turnover markers (BTM) in lean (n=18) and overweight/obese individuals with (n=17) and without type 2 diabetes (n=34, deemed insulin-sensitive [Obsensitive, n=15] or insulin-resistant [Obresistant, n=19] by HOMA-IR). Design: Observational study. Outcome measures: Insulin sensitivity assessed by hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp; whole body BMD and fat mass (FM) by DXA; and BTM (osteocalcin [OC], procollagen type-1 propeptide [P1NP] and collagen type-1 cross-linked C-telopeptide [CTx]) fasting and during clamp hyperinsulinemia...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303556/serum-fibroblast-growth-factor-1-is-associated-with-the-decreased-risk-of-obesity-in-human
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Jinzhou Zhu, Yuming Wang, Kefu Zhu, Jianguo Gao, Xingyong Wan, Xunlei Pang, Sujuan Fei
As a transducer of PPARγ signaling, recent evidence supports that fibroblast growth factor 1 (FGF1) mediates adipose tissue remodeling and insulin sensitivity. This study is to assess the role of serum FGF1 in obesity. A hospital-based case-control study of 154 subjects was conducted. Serum level of FGF1 was measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The serum level of FGF1 in the lean (119.0 [103.1-146.1] pg/ml) was higher than it in the subjects with overweight/obesity (111.9 [80.3-127.4] pg/ml, P=0...
March 16, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303117/expression-patterns-and-correlations-with-metabolic-markers-of-zinc-transporters-zip14-and-znt1-in-obesity-and-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#7
Trine Maxel, Pernille Fog Svendsen, Kamille Smidt, Jesper Krogh Lauridsen, Birgitte Brock, Steen Bønlykke Pedersen, Jørgen Rungby, Agnete Larsen
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with infertility, increased androgen levels, and insulin resistance. In adipose tissue, zinc facilitates insulin signaling. Circulating zinc levels are altered in obesity, diabetes, and PCOS; and zinc supplementation can ameliorate metabolic disturbances in PCOS. In adipose tissue, expression of zinc influx transporter ZIP14 varies with body mass index (BMI), clinical markers of metabolic syndrome, and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARG). In this study, we investigated expression levels of ZIP14 and PPARG in subcutaneous adipose tissue of 36 PCOS women (17 lean and 19 obese women) compared with 23 healthy controls (7 lean and 16 obese women)...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303056/fixed-dose-combination-of-alogliptin-pioglitazone-improves-glycemic-control-in-japanese-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-independent-of-body-mass-index
#8
Chie Aoki, Kunihiro Suzuki, Hisamoto Kuroda, Masaaki Sagara, Masanori Shimizu, Kikuo Kasai, Yoshimasa Aso
This study investigated the effects of switching from combination therapy with either alogliptin (Alo) or pioglitazone (Pio) to fixed-dose combination therapy (FDCT) with alogliptin and pioglitazone (Alo-Pio FDCT). The usefulness and efficacy of Alo-Pio FDCT were investigated. A total of 50 outpatients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) treated with Alo and 47 outpatients with T2DM treated with Pio were switched to Alo-Pio FDCT, and its efficacy and usefulness were evaluated. Significant improvements were observed in hemoglobinA1c (HbA1c), alanine transaminase (ALT), and γ-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) levels after switching to Alo-Pio FDCT for 16 weeks in both groups...
February 2017: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291266/spatial-and-quantitative-datasets-of-the-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-mass-distribution-in-lean-and-obese-mice
#9
Saba Parween, Maria Eriksson, Christoffer Nord, Elena Kostromina, Ulf Ahlgren
A detailed understanding of pancreatic β-cell mass distribution is a key element to fully appreciate the pathophysiology of models of diabetes and metabolic stress. Commonly, such assessments have been performed by stereological approaches that rely on the extrapolation of two-dimensional data and provide very limited topological information. We present ex vivo optical tomographic data sets of the full β-cell mass distribution in cohorts of obese ob/ob mice and their lean controls, together with information about individual islet β-cell volumes, their three-dimensional coordinates and shape throughout the volume of the pancreas between 4 and 52 weeks of age...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290463/weight-losses-with-low-energy-formula-diets-in-obese-patients-with-and-without-type-2-diabetes-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#10
W S Leslie, R Taylor, L Harris, M E J Lean
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March 14, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271034/divergent-effects-of-a-designer-natriuretic-peptide-cd-np-in-the-regulation-of-adipose-tissue-and-metabolism
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Anja Glöde, Jennifer Naumann, Thorsten Gnad, Valentina Cannone, Ana Kilic, John C Burnett, Alexander Pfeifer
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is defined as an abnormal increase in white adipose tissue (WAT) and is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Brown adipose tissue (BAT) dissipates energy and correlates with leanness. Natriuretic peptides have been shown to be beneficial for brown adipocyte differentiation and browning of WAT. METHODS: Here, we investigated the effects of an optimized designer natriuretic peptide (CD-NP) on murine adipose tissues in vitro and in vivo...
March 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270439/comprehensive-functional-screening-of-mirnas-involved-in-fat-cell-insulin-sensitivity-among-women
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Ingrid Dahlman, Yasmina Belarbi, Jurga Laurencikiene, Annie M Pettersson, Peter Arner, Agné Kulyté
The key pathological link between obesity and type 2 diabetes is insulin resistance but the molecular mechanisms are not entirely identified. MicroRNAs (miRNA) are dysregulated in obesity and may contribute to insulin resistance. Our objective was to detect and functionally investigate miRNAs linked to insulin sensitivity in human subcutaneous white adipose tissue (scWAT). Subjects were selected based on the insulin-stimulated lipogenesis response of subcutaneous adipocytes. Global miRNA profiling was performed in abdominal scWAT of 18 obese insulin resistance (OIR), 21 obese insulin sensitive (OIS) and nine lean women...
March 7, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265965/hypophosphatemia-nutritional-status-body-composition-and-mortality-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Cristina Garagarza, Ana Valente, Cristina Caetano, Telma Oliveira, Pedro Ponce, Ana Paula Silva
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between serum phosphate levels, clinical parameters, body composition, and mortality. METHODS: Multicenter longitudinal observational study of a cohort of 3552 patients in hemodialysis (HD) from 34 Nephrocare dialysis units in Portugal with 24 months of follow-up. Patients were divided into three groups depending on their serum phosphorus (<3.5; 3.5-5.5; >5.5 mg/dL). Statistical tests were performed with SPSS, version 20...
March 6, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265960/impact-of-bariatric-surgery-on-metabolic-and-gut-microbiota-profile-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#14
REVIEW
Dimitrios E Magouliotis, Vasiliki S Tasiopoulou, Eleni Sioka, Christina Chatedaki, Dimitrios Zacharoulis
We aim to review the available literature on obese patients treated with bariatric procedures, in order to assess their effect on the metabolic and gut microbiota profiles. A systematic literature search was performed in PubMed, Cochrane library, and Scopus databases, in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines. Twenty-two studies (562 patients) met the inclusion criteria. This study points to significant amelioration of postoperative levels of glucose, insulin, triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, HOMA-IR, food intake, and diabetes remission...
March 6, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259677/soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-inhibition-alleviates-neuropathy-in-akita-ins2-akita-mice
#15
Karen Wagner, Jennifer Gilda, Jun Yang, Debin Wan, Christophe Morisseau, Aldrin V Gomes, Bruce D Hammock
The soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) is a regulatory enzyme responsible for the metabolism of bioactive lipid epoxides of both omega-6 and omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. These natural epoxides mediate cell signaling in several physiological functions including blocking inflammation, high blood pressure and both inflammatory and neuropathic pain. Inhibition of the sEH maintains the level of endogenous bioactive epoxy-fatty acids (EpFA) and allows them to exert their generally beneficial effects...
March 1, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253314/mangiferin-protects-against-adverse-skeletal-muscle-changes-and-enhances-muscle-oxidative-capacity-in-obese-rats
#16
Luz M Acevedo, Ana I Raya, Julio M Martínez-Moreno, Escolástico Aguilera-Tejero, José-Luis L Rivero
Obesity-related skeletal muscle changes include muscle atrophy, slow-to-fast fiber-type transformation, and impaired mitochondrial oxidative capacity. These changes relate with increased risk of insulin resistance. Mangiferin, the major component of the plant Mangifera indica, is a well-known anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and antihyperlipidemic agent. This study tested the hypothesis that mangiferin treatment counteracts obesity-induced fiber atrophy and slow-to-fast fiber transition, and favors an oxidative phenotype in skeletal muscle of obese rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253297/salivary-inflammatory-markers-and-microbiome-in-normoglycemic-lean-and-obese-children-compared-to-obese-children-with-type-2-diabetes
#17
Waleed F Janem, Frank A Scannapieco, Amarpeet Sabharwal, Maria Tsompana, Harvey A Berman, Elaine M Haase, Jeffrey C Miecznikowski, Lucy D Mastrandrea
BACKGROUND: There is emerging evidence linking diabetes with periodontal disease. Diabetes is a well-recognized risk factor for periodontal disease. Conversely, pro-inflammatory molecules released by periodontally-diseased tissues may enter the circulation to induce insulin resistance. While this association has been demonstrated in adults, there is little information regarding periodontal status in obese children with and without type 2 diabetes (T2D). We hypothesized that children with T2D have higher rates of gingivitis, elevated salivary inflammatory markers, and an altered salivary microbiome compared to children without T2D...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242256/gastric-bypass-in-the-pig-increases-gip-levels-and-decreases-active-glp-1-levels
#18
Andreas Lindqvist, Mikael Ekelund, Stefan Pierzynowski, Leif Groop, Jan Hedenbro, Nils Wierup
Gastric bypass surgery results in remission of type 2 diabetes in the majority of patients. The incretin hormones glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) have been implicated in the observed remission. Most knowledge so far has been generated in obese subjects. To isolate the surgical effects of gastric bypass on metabolism and hormone responses from the confounding influence of obesity, T2D, or food intake, we performed gastric bypass in lean pigs, using sham-operated and pair-fed pigs as controls...
February 24, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241983/unraveling-the-metabolic-health-benefits-of-fasting-related-to-religious-beliefs-a-narrative-review
#19
REVIEW
Angeliki Persynaki, Spyridon Karras, Claude Pichard
Periodic fasting, under a religious aspect, has been adopted by humans for centuries as a crucial pathway of spiritual purification. Caloric restriction, with or without exclusion of certain types of food, is often a key component. Fasting varies significantly among different populations according to cultural habits and local climate conditions. Religious fasting in terms of patterns (continuous versus intermittent) and duration can vary from 1 to 200 d; thus, the positive and negative impact on health can be considerable...
March 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240822/reduced-skeletal-muscle-secreted-frizzled-related-protein-3-is-associated-with-inflammation-and-insulin-resistance
#20
Alok S Pachori, Meenu Madan, Yury O Nunez Lopez, Fanchao Yi, Christian Meyer, Attila A Seyhan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of secreted frizzled-related protein 3 (Sfrp3) in insulin sensitivity (ISi) and β-cell function in humans across a spectrum of glucose homeostasis. METHODS: Subjects included those with normal glucose homeostasis (NGT; n = 18), prediabetes (PD; n = 11), or type 2 diabetes (T2D; n=12). Serum and skeletal muscle (SkM) Sfrp3 levels were measured by ELISA and qPCR, respectively, and insulin signaling pathway was assessed by Western blot...
February 27, 2017: Obesity
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