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H Deng, Y Dai, H Lu, S-S Li, L Gao, D-L Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between bone metabolic indicators and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in healthy middle-aged men. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The bone metabolic indicators of 232 healthy middle-age men with NAFLD (NAFLD group) and 308 healthy controls without fatty liver (Control group) were measured, including non-collagenous osteocalcin, the procollagen type 1 N-terminal propeptide (P1NP), beta-C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (β-CTX)...
March 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Zenaida Vazquez-Ruiz, Carmen De la Fuente-Arrillaga, Maira Bes-Rastrollo, Itziar Zazpe, Susana Santiago, Cristina Razquin, Estefanía Toledo, Miguel Ángel Martinez-Gonzalez
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to prospectively evaluate the association between egg consumption and dyslipidemia in a Mediterranean cohort. METHODS: We followed-up 13,104 Spanish university graduates for a mean period of 8 years. Dietary habits at baseline were assessed using a validated semi-quantitative 136-item food-frequency questionnaire. Self-reported blood concentrations of total cholesterol, high-density lipoproteins cholesterol (HDL-c) and triglycerides were evaluated according to categories of egg consumption after 6 and 8 years of follow-up...
January 12, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Kisantini Murugesu, Vikneswaran Murugaiyah, Sultan Ayesh Mohammed Saghir, Mohd Zaini Asmawi, Amirin Sadikun
BACKGROUND: Ethanolic extract of G. procumbens leaves has been previously shown to pos-sess antihyperlipidemic effects. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to prepare caffeoylquinic acids rich and poor fractions of the ethanol-ic extract using resin column technology and compare their antihyperlipidemic and antioxidant potentials. RESULTS: Among the treatment groups, caffeoylquinic acids rich fraction (F2) and chlorogenic acid (CA, one of the major caffeoylquinic acids) showed potent antihyperlipidemic effects, with significant reduc-tions in total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C), very low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (VLDL-C), atherogenic index (AI) and coronary risk index (CRI) (p<0...
March 21, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Arianna Zangrilli, Mauro Bavetta, Martina Scaramella, Luca Bianchi
BACKGROUND: This retrospective study aimed to evaluate the long-term efficacy and effects on lipid profile and Atherogenic Index of antitumor necrosis factor (TNF)α therapy with adalimumab in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. METHODS: Sixty-nine psoriatic patients treated with adalimumab 40 mg every other week were included. Patients were treated continuously for four years; study visits took place every 24 weeks. Disease severity (Psoriasis Area Severity Index [PASI], Nail Psoriasis Severity Index [NAPSI], articular pain intensity), disease burden (PSOdisk), serum lipid concentrations, Atherogenic Index, and inflammatory markers were assessed at each visit...
April 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
Cristian Alvarez, Rodrigo Ramirez-Campillo, Cristian Martinez-Salazar, Angélica Castillo, Francisco Gallardo, Emmanuel Gomes Ciolac
Sedentary overweight or obese adult (age<60 years) women, allocated in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM, n =13), dyslipidemia alone (DYS, n =12), dyslipidemia associated with hyperglycaemia (DYSHG, N=12), or healthy control (CON, n =10) groups, had their lipid, glucose, blood pressure, endurance performance, and anthropometry variables assessed before and after 16 weeks of a thrice-weekly high-intensity interval training (HIIT) program. Triglycerides reduced significantly ( P <0.05) in all groups, and high-density lipoprotein increased ( P <0...
March 21, 2018: International Journal of Sports Medicine
A Samadi, A Gurlek, S N Sendur, S Karahan, F Akbiyik, I Lay
PURPOSE: To assess the plasma oxysterol species 7-ketocholesterol (7-Kchol) and cholestane-3β,5α,6β-triol (chol-triol) as biomarkers of oxidative stress in type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: In total, 26 type 1 and 80 type 2 diabetes patients, along with 205 age- and gender-matched healthy controls, were included in this study. Oxysterols were quantified by liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry and N,N-dimethylglycine derivatization...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
Sean F Gilmore, Timothy S Carpenter, Helgi I Ingólfsson, Sandra K G Peters, Paul T Henderson, Craig D Blanchette, Nicholas O Fischer
Nanolipoprotein particles (NLPs) are reconstituted high-density lipoproteins, consisting of a phospholipid bilayer stabilized by an apolipoprotein scaffold protein. This class of nanoparticle has been a vital tool in the study of membrane proteins, and in recent years has been increasingly used for in vivo applications. Previous work demonstrated that the composition of the lipid bilayer component affects the stability of these particles in serum solutions. In the current study, NLPs assembled with phosphatidylcholine lipids featuring different acyl chain structures were systematically tested to understand the effect that lipid composition has on NLP stability in both neat serum and cell culture media supplemented with 10% serum by volume...
March 22, 2018: Nanoscale
Jin Ju Kim, Young Min Choi, Min A Hong, Min Jeong Kim, Soo Jin Chae, Sun Mie Kim, Kyu Ri Hwang, Sang Ho Yoon, Seung Yup Ku, Chang Suk Suh, Seok Hyun Kim
Objective: The purpose of the current study was to compare the circulating levels of visfatin between women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and those without PCOS and to assess the correlations between visfatin levels and various parameters. Methods: This case-control study recruited 74 PCOS patients and 74 age- and body mass index (BMI)-matched controls. Serum visfatin levels were evaluated using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Women with PCOS were divided into 2 subgroups based on the presence of clinical or biochemical hyperandrogenism...
March 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
Atefeh Krouni, Sedighe Forouhari, Bahia Namavarjahromi, Mohammad Hossein Dabbaghmanesh, Arezoo Shayan, Sara Sepasi, Atefeh Zare
Introduction: Hirsutism is a common disorder that has remarkable physical and mental effects on individuals. No appropriate diet has yet specified for individuals with hirsutism. The present study was carried out to examine the effect of high-fibre, low-caloric balanced diet on some related hormone levels in obese or overweight women with hirsutism who had referred to clinics affiliated with Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Materials and Methods: The present study was a clinical trial that was carried out on 47 obese or overweight women with hirsutism in 2014...
October 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Gaurav Nepal, Eans T Tuladhar, Keshav Acharya, Aseem Bhattarai, Vijay K Sharma, Mithileshwor Raut, Binod K Yadav
Introduction Cardiovascular diseases are one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, atherosclerosis being the principal underlying cause of cardiovascular diseases. Early detection of dyslipidemia and long-term prevention of atherosclerosis by controlling risk factors should begin in young age. The purpose of this study was to assess dyslipidemia and associated cardiovascular risk factors among university students of Nepal. Methods A sample of 280 students aged 17-24 years, were selected randomly from Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University...
January 20, 2018: Curēus
Emiko Niiro, Sachiko Morioka, Kana Iwai, Yuki Yamada, Kenji Ogawa, Naoki Kawahara, Hiroshi Kobayashi
Cases of mucinous ovarian cancer are predominantly resistant to chemotherapies. The present review summarizes current knowledge of the therapeutic potential of targeting the Wingless (WNT) pathway, with particular emphasis on preclinical and clinical studies, for improving the chemoresistance and treatment of mucinous ovarian cancer. A review was conducted of English language literature published between January 2000 and October 2017 that concerned potential signaling pathways associated with the chemoresistance of mucinous ovarian cancer...
March 2018: Biomedical Reports
Eric K Ofori, Freda D Intiful, Matilda Asante, George A Asare, Patrick K Adjei, Rebecca K Steele-Dadzie, Anna Amoako-Mensah, Daniel Mensah, Seth K Angmorterh
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are listed as one of the main causes of mortality and morbidity by the World Health Organization. The World Heart Federation lists overweight/obesity, blood lipid profile, and blood pressure as some of the modifiable risk factors to developing CVDs. This study sought to determine the prevalence of some of these modifiable risk factors among University of Ghana students. One hundred and twenty students were sampled for the study. Lipid profile parameters such as high-density lipoprotein (HDL), total cholesterol (TC), and total triglycerides (TG) were measured using the Vitros 5-IFS chemistry analyzer (NY, USA)...
March 2018: Food Science & Nutrition
Aloui Khouloud, Salma Abedelmalek, Hamdi Chtourou, Nizar Souissi
The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of a flavonoid-rich fresh fruit juice on cardiovascular, oxidative stress, and biochemical parameters during the yo-yo intermittent recovery test (YYIRT). Twenty-two healthy males subjects participated in this study divided into two groups: An experimental group (EG: n  = 11) who consumed the antioxidant supplement and a control group (CG: n  = 11). All participants performed two test sessions at 07:00 hr before and after 2 weeks of supplementation with Opuntia ficus-indica juice...
March 2018: Food Science & Nutrition
Xiaojian Yang, Fugui Yin, Yuhui Yang, Dion Lepp, Hai Yu, Zheng Ruan, Chengbo Yang, Yulong Yin, Yongqing Hou, Steve Leeson, Joshua Gong
Butyrate can modulate the immune response and energy expenditure of animals and enhance intestinal health. The present study investigated changes in the intestinal microbiota composition and serum metabolites of young broilers in response to 3,000 ppm butyrate in the form of butyrate glycerides (BG) via pyrosequencing of bacterial 16S rRNA genes and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The dietary treatment did not affect the alpha diversity of intestinal microbiota, but altered its composition. Thirty-nine key operational taxonomic units (OTUs) in differentiating cecal microbiota community structures between BG treated and untreated chickens were also identified...
March 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
Guo-Ming Zhang, Shu-Mei Bai, Gao-Ming Zhang, Xiao-Bo Ma, Hemant Goyal
BACKGROUND We aimed to predict the abnormal LDL level by using TG, TC, HDL, and non-HDL in this study. MATERIAL AND METHODS Triglyceride (TG), total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) data were obtained from the Laboratory Information System (LIS) for 4 years (Oct 1, 2013 to Sept 30, 2017) from among 34 270 healthy Chinese patients at Shuyang People's Hospital. TG, TC, HDL, and LDL (direct clearance method) were measured using a TBA2000FR biochemical analyzer...
March 22, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Jun Muratsu, Masahiro Koseki, Daisaku Masuda, Yuji Yasuga, Satoki Tomoyama, Keiji Ataka, Yoshiki Yagi, Atsushi Nakagawa, Hidehumi Hamada, Shigeki Fujita, Hiroaki Hattori, Tohru Ohama, Makoto Nishida, Hisatoyo Hiraoka, Yuji Matsuzawa, Shizuya Yamashita
We report a case of Tangier disease with Leriche syndrome and bleeding tendency. In this male patient, nasal hemorrhage had been observed frequently throughout childhood. At 46 years old, he experienced effort angina, and coronary angiography demonstrated 75% stenosis in the right coronary artery. Orange-colored tonsils, mild hepatosplenomegaly and very low levels of serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) were observed, and the patient was diagnosed with Tangier disease. At 52 years old, effort angina recurred...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
Binod Aryal, Abhishek K Singh, Xinbo Zhang, Luis Varela, Noemi Rotllan, Leigh Goedeke, Balkrishna Chaube, Joao-Paulo Camporez, Daniel F Vatner, Tamas L Horvath, Gerald I Shulman, Yajaira Suárez, Carlos Fernández-Hernando
Alterations in ectopic lipid deposition and circulating lipids are major risk factors for developing cardiometabolic diseases. Angiopoietin-like protein 4 (ANGPTL4), a protein that inhibits lipoprotein lipase (LPL), controls fatty acid (FA) uptake in adipose and oxidative tissues and regulates circulating triacylglycerol-rich (TAG-rich) lipoproteins. Unfortunately, global depletion of ANGPTL4 results in severe metabolic abnormalities, inflammation, and fibrosis when mice are fed a high-fat diet (HFD), limiting our understanding of the contribution of ANGPTL4 in metabolic disorders...
March 22, 2018: JCI Insight
Martine Paquette, Yascara Grisel Luna Saavedra, Judes Poirier, Louise Théroux, Doris Dea, Alexis Baass, Robert Dufour
BACKGROUND: Hypercholesterolemia is a major risk factor for the late-onset form of Alzheimer disease (AD). Loss-of-function (LOF) mutations of PCSK9 and PCSK9 inhibitors lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and have been associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of PCSK9 LOF variants on risk and age of onset of AD. METHODS: A total of 878 participants (410 controls and 468 AD cases) from the Quebec Founder Population were included in the study...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
Kai-Wen Chen, Fan-Chun Meng, Yu-Lueng Shih, Fang-Ying Su, Yen-Po Lin, Felicia Lin, Jia-Wei Lin, Wei-Kuo Chang, Chung-Jen Lee, Yi-Hwei Li, Chung-Bao Hsieh, Gen-Min Lin
The association of metabolic syndrome (MetS) components with elevated serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels, a marker of hepatic injury, may differ between men and women. However, the sex-specific association in a military young population which has a low prevalence of MetS was unclear. We conducted a cross-sectional examination in 6738 men and 766 women, aged 18-50 years, from the cardiorespiratory fitness study in armed forces (CHIEF) in eastern Taiwan. The components of MetS were defined according to the updated International Diabetes Federation (IDF) ethnic criteria for Asians...
March 19, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Darshan S Kelley, Yuriko Adkins, Kevin D Laugero
Increased oxidative stress contributes to development and progression of several human chronic inflammatory diseases. Cherries are a rich source of polyphenols and vitamin C which have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Our aim is to summarize results from human studies regarding health benefits of both sweet and tart cherries, including products made from them (juice, powder, concentrate, capsules); all referred to as cherries here. We found 29 (tart 20, sweet 7, unspecified 2) published human studies which examined health benefits of consuming cherries...
March 17, 2018: Nutrients
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