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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718838/phyllanthus-niruri-standardized-extract-alleviates-the-progression-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-decreases-atherosclerotic-risk-in-sprague-dawley-rats
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Raghdaa Hamdan Al Zarzour, Mariam Ahmad, Mohd Zaini Asmawi, Gurjeet Kaur, Mohammed Ali Ahmed Saeed, Majed Ahmed Al-Mansoub, Sultan Ayesh Mohammed Saghir, Nasiba Salisu Usman, Dhamraa W Al-Dulaimi, Mun Fei Yam
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the major global health issues, strongly correlated with insulin resistance, obesity and oxidative stress. The current study aimed to evaluate anti-NAFLD effects of three different extracts of Phyllanthus niruri (P. niruri). NAFLD was induced in male Sprague-Dawley rats using a special high-fat diet (HFD). A 50% methanolic extract (50% ME) exhibited the highest inhibitory effect against NAFLD progression. It significantly reduced hepatomegaly (16%) and visceral fat weight (22%), decreased NAFLD score, prevented fibrosis, and reduced serum total cholesterol (TC) (48%), low-density lipoprotein (LDL) (65%), free fatty acids (FFAs) (25%), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (45%), alkaline phosphatase (ALP) (38%), insulin concentration (67%), homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) (73%), serum atherogenic ratios TC/high-density lipoprotein (HDL) (29%), LDL/HDL (66%) and (TC-HDL)/HDL (64%), hepatic content of cholesterol (43%), triglyceride (29%) and malondialdehyde (MDA) (40%) compared to a non-treated HFD group...
July 18, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710207/comorbidities-complications-and-mortality-in-people-of-south-asian-ethnicity-with-type-1-diabetes-compared-with-other-ethnic-groups-a-systematic-review
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Komil N Sarwar, Phoebe Cliff, Ponnusamy Saravanan, Kamlesh Khunti, Krishnarajah Nirantharakumar, Parth Narendran
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review is to explore the association of South Asian (SA) ethnicity on comorbidities, microvascular and macrovascular complications and mortality compared with other ethnic groups in people with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). DESIGN: Systematic review. METHOD: A systematic literature search strategy was designed and carried out using Medline and Embase for full-text and abstract studies published in English from 1946 to February 2016...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709459/association-of-lipocalin-2-level-glycemic-status-and-obesity-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Areej E Elkhidir, Halima B Eltaher, Abdelrahim O Mohamed
BACKGROUND: Management of type 2 diabetes mellitus aims to maintain a normal glycemic status, which if not, it may lead to acute and/or chronic diabetic complications. Earlier studies found Lipocalin-2 elevated in complications associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus such as ischemic heart disease. These lipocalin-2 changes had been linked to obesity and uncontrolled diabetes. So, it could be useful to understand the effect of glycemic control and obesity on lipocalin-2. METHODS: This was a case control study...
July 14, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705458/insulin-resistance-and-elevated-c-reactive-protein-among-first-degree-relatives-of-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Krishnamoorthy Srilatha, Zachariah Bobby, D K Subrahmanyam, Uppoor NithinKumar
BACKGROUND: Family history is one of the non-modifiable risk factors for ischemic stroke. Atherosclerosis and thrombosis are the two major mechanisms for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Screening of family members is an important method to identify individuals at risk. Therefore, this study was planned to assess the atherosclerotic risk factors in first-degree relatives of patients with ischemic stroke. METHODOLOGY: Case group included 40 first-degree relatives of ischemic stroke patients between 30 and 50 years of age...
July 4, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705231/metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-in-polish-women-of-childbearing-age-a-nationwide-study
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Dorota Szostak-Węgierek, Anna Waśkiewicz, Walerian Piotrowski, Urszula Stepaniak, Andrzej Pająk, Magdalena Kwaśniewska, Paweł Nadrowski, Arkadiusz Niklas, Aleksandra Puch-Walczak, Wojciech Drygas
BACKGROUND: Abnormal body mass and related metabolic disorders may affect female reproductive health. The purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence of underweight, overweight, obesity, lipid and glucose metabolism disorders, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome, among Polish women of childbearing age. METHODS: One thousand five hundred eighty-eight non-pregnant Polish women of childbearing age (20-49 years) who participated in the Multi-Centre National Population Health Examination Survey (WOBASZ II study) in 2013-2014, were assigned to 3 age groups: 20-29 years (n = 403), 30-39 years (n = 600) and 40-49 years (n = 585)...
July 13, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704936/effects-of-a-new-nutraceutical-formulation-berberine-red-yeast-rice-and-chitosan-on-non-hdl-cholesterol-levels-in-individuals-with-dyslipidemia-results-from-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Valentina Spigoni, Raffaella Aldigeri, Monica Antonini, Maria Maddalena Micheli, Federica Fantuzzi, Andrea Fratter, Marzia Pellizzato, Eleonora Derlindati, Ivana Zavaroni, Riccardo C Bonadonna, Alessandra Dei Cas
Increased non high-density lipoprotein (HDL)/low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels are independent risk factors for cardiovascular (CV) mortality with no documented threshold. A new combination of nutraceuticals (berberine 200 mg, monacolin K 3 mg, chitosan 10 mg and coenzyme Q 10 mg) with additive lipid-lowering properties has become available. The aim of the study is to test the efficacy of the nutraceutical formulation (one daily) in lowering non-HDL cholesterol vs. placebo at 12 weeks in individuals with non-HDL-cholesterol levels ≥160 mg/dL...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704507/regular-moist-snuff-dipping-does-not-affect-endurance-exercise-performance
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Frida Björkman, Fredrik Edin, C Mikael Mattsson, Filip Larsen, Björn Ekblom
Physiological and medical effects of snuff have previously been obtained either in cross-sectional studies or after snuff administration to non-tobacco users. The effects of snuff cessation after several years of daily use are unknown. 24 participants with >2 years of daily snuff-use were tested before and after >6 weeks snuff cessation (SCG). A control group (CO) of 11 snuff users kept their normal habits. Resting heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) were significantly lower in SCG after snuff cessation, and body mass was increased by 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703962/haematological-and-biochemical-studies-on-justicia-carnea-leaves-extract-in-phenylhydrazine-induced-anemia-in-albino-rats
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Chimaraoke Onyeabo, Ngozi K Achi, Chima A Ekeleme-Egedigwe, Chidinma U Ebere, Chidinma K Okoro
BACKGROUND: Justicia carnea is a medicinal plant used widely in Nigeria which is reported to have diverse functions, including blood-boosting potential. Aim. The effect of the ethanol extract of Justicea carnea (JC) leaves in phenylhydrazine induced-anemia albino rats on haematological and lipid profile parameters was investigated. METHODS: The experimental animals were randomly grouped into five groups of six rats each – group 1 (non-anemic control), group 2 (anemic control), group 3 (500 mg/kg of JC extract), group 4 (1000 mg/kg of JC extract) and group 5 (DMSO control)...
April 2017: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701285/association-of-divalent-cations-and-insulin-resistance-with-thyroid-hormones-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Rajendran Jayanthi, Abu Raghavan Srinivasan, Niranjan Gopal, Ramesh Ramaswamy
AIM: The study was primarily aimed at investigating the association of Magnesium and Zinc levels in the serum of adult Non- obese and Obese type 2 diabetic patients, with particular reference to thyroid comorbidity. METHODS: 108 patients with T2DM of both genders (24 Non obese and 84 Obese) were enrolled from a tertiary health care unit in Puducherry. The cardio-metabolic risk factors were assessed through body mass index, Waist hip ratio, blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, lipid profile and glycated haemoglobin...
July 3, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701179/a-study-on-relationship-between-elderly-sarcopenia-and-inflammatory-factors-il-6-and-tnf-%C3%AE
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Ai-Lin Bian, Hui-Ying Hu, Yu-Dong Rong, Jian Wang, Jun-Xiong Wang, Xin-Zi Zhou
BACKGROUND: This report aims to study the relationship between sarcopenia of elderly in community and inflammatory factors IL-6 and TNF-α. METHODS: A total of 441 elders who undertook physical examinations were included into this study. The age of these subjects were >60, in which 235 subjects were male and 206 subjects were female. According to the diagnostic standards of sarcopenia set by EWGSOP and AWGS, these subjects were divided into two groups: sarcopenia, and non-sarcopenia groups...
July 12, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700017/plasma-total-antioxidant-capacity-and-cardiometabolic-risk-in-non-obese-and-clinically-healthy-young-adults
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Jamille Oliveira Costa, Cecília M Passos Vásquez, Gleiciane de Jesus Santana, Natanael de Jesus Silva, Juciene de Matos Braz, Amélia M Ribeiro de Jesus, Danielle Góes da Silva, Luana Celina Seraphim Cunha, Kiriaque Barra Ferreira Barbosa
Background: The oxidative biomarkers play an important role in the genesis of cardiometabolic risk-related processes. Objective: To investigate the total antioxidant capacity of plasma and its association with cardiometabolic risk in non-obese and clinically healthy young adults. Methods: University students of the state of Sergipe, Brazil, aged between 18 and 25 years, were recruited for this study from May of 2013 and October of 2014. Anthropometric, clinical and biochemical parameters were measured and analyzed using protocols which were previously standardized and described in the literature...
July 10, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699976/discordant-lipid-pattern-and-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-importance-of-remnant-cholesterol
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Walter Masson, Martín Lobo, Graciela Molinero, Daniel Siniawski
Background: Subjects with levels of non-HDL-C 30 mg/dL above those of LDL-C (lipid discordance) or with high remnant cholesterol levels could have a greater residual cardiovascular risk. Objectives: To determine the prevalence of lipid discordance in a primary prevention population and analyze the clinical variables associated with it; To investigate the association between lipid discordance and remnant cholesterol with the presence of carotid plaque. Methods: Primary prevention patients without diabetes or lipid-lowering therapy were included...
June 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699612/relationship-between-immune-parameters-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-obese-children
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Jun-Qi Shi, Wen-Xia Shen, Xiang-Zhi Wang, Ke Huang, Chao-Chun Zou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between immune parameters and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in obese children. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: Zhejiang Province, China on July to September 2015. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 117 obese children and 209 healthy non-obese children were studied as the obese and control groups. Depending on the severity of NAFLD, the obese group was divided into subgroups 1 (without NAFLD), 2 (with simple fatty liver) and 3 (with steatohepatitis)...
July 11, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698653/the-association-between-high-fat-diet-around-gestation-and-metabolic-syndrome-related-phenotypes-in-rats-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mariana L Tellechea, Melisa F Mensegue, Carlos J Pirola
Numerous rodent studies have evaluated the effects of a maternal high-fat diet (HFD) on later in life susceptibility to Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) with varying results. Our aim was to quantitatively synthesize the available data on effects of maternal HFD around gestation on offspring's body mass, body fat, plasma leptin, glucose, insulin, lipids and systolic blood pressure (SBP). Literature was screened and summary estimates of the effect of maternal HFD on outcomes were calculated by using fixed- or random-effects models...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698350/efficacy-of-nanocurcumin-supplementation-on-insulin-resistance-lipids-inflammatory-factors-and-nesfatin-among-obese-patients-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld-a-trial-protocol
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Seyed Ali Jazayeri-Tehrani, Seyed Mahdi Rezayat, Siavash Mansouri, Mostafa Qorbani, Seyed Moayed Alavian, Milad Daneshi-Maskooni, Mohammad-Javad Hosseinzadeh-Attar
OBJECTIVES: Different studies have been conducted on the role of curcumin in health since having multiple properties, including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Due to the lack of studies regarding curcumin effects on obese patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), our protocol was designed to assess nanocurcumin impacts on blood sugar, lipids, inflammatory indices, insulin resistance and liver function, especially by nesfatin. SETTING: This trial will be conducted in the Oil Company central hospital of Tehran, Iran with a primary level of care...
July 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697767/the-impact-of-the-time-of-drug-administration-on-the-effectiveness-of-combined-treatment-of-hypercholesterolemia-with-rosuvastatin-and-ezetimibe-roseze-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Karolina Obońska, Michał Kasprzak, Joanna Sikora, Ewa Obońska, Krzysztof Racki, Natalia Goździkiewicz, Magdalena Krintus, Jacek Kubica
BACKGROUND: Hypercholesterolemia is one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The first line treatment for hypercholesterolemia is statin therapy. When the expected low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) concentration is not achieved, the pharmacotherapy may be extended by combining the statin with the cholesterol absorption inhibitor ezetimibe. METHODS/DESIGN: The study is designed as a randomized, open-label, single-center, crossover study evaluating the effectiveness of combined therapy with rosuvastatin and ezetimibe for hypercholesterolemia...
July 11, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695324/the-effect-of-almonds-on-vitamin-e-status-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-korean-adults-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Hana Jung, C-Y Oliver Chen, Jeffrey B Blumberg, Ho-Kyung Kwak
PURPOSE: Almonds have shown to beneficially modify some cardiovascular risk factors in clinical trials conducted in diverse ethnic populations but this relationship has never been tested in Koreans. Thus, we tested the impact of almonds consumed as a snack within the context of a typical Korean diet on cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, crossover trial in a free-living setting with a 2-week run-in period, two 4-week intervention phases, and a 2-week washout period between interventions...
July 10, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694777/pharmacological-properties-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-thymol-prospects-for-its-therapeutic-potential-and-pharmaceutical-development
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REVIEW
Mohamed Fizur Nagoor Meeran, Hayate Javed, Hasan Al Taee, Sheikh Azimullah, Shreesh K Ojha
Thymol, chemically known as 2-isopropyl-5-methylphenol is a colorless crystalline monoterpene phenol. It is one of the most important dietary constituents in thyme species. For centuries, it has been used in traditional medicine and has been shown to possess various pharmacological properties including antioxidant, free radical scavenging, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and antitumor activities. The present article presents a detailed review of the scientific literature which reveals the pharmacological properties of thymol and its multiple therapeutic actions against various cardiovascular, neurological, rheumatological, gastrointestinal, metabolic and malignant diseases at both biochemical and molecular levels...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691976/distinct-lipoprotein-curves-in-normal-weight-overweight-and-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Hagar Interator, Yael Lebenthal, Moshe Hoshen, Inbar Safra, Ran Balicer, Moshe Leshno, Raanan Shamir
OBJECTIVES: Pediatric lipoprotein curves are based on population-based samples. As obesity, may alter lipoprotein levels, cut-offs not adjusted for body mass index (BMI) are potentially inappropriate. We aimed to develop distinct serum lipid curves based on sex and BMI-percentiles for children and adolescents. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis included all healthy children and adolescents (age range 2-17 years) with available serum lipid concentrations (n = 152,820 of approximately 1...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691410/the-risk-of-plasma-vitamin-a-c-e-and-d-deficiency-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome-a-case-control-study
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Małgorzata Maria Godala, Izabela Materek-Kuśmierkiewicz, Dariusz Moczulski, Maciej Rutkowski, Franciszek Szatko, Ewelina Gaszyńska, Sławomir Tokarski, Jan Kowalski
BACKGROUND: The increasing incidence of metabolic diseases such as obesity or diabetes made them a major public health problem. Increasing oxidative stress induced by reactive oxygen species , which initiate the oxidative adverse changes in the cell, is mentioned, among other risk factors, to underlie these diseases. Vitamin A, C and E are listed among non-enzymatic mechanisms counteracting this phenomenon. Vitamin D deficiency is also associated with cardiovascular diseases. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the risk of vitamin A, C, E and D deficit in plasma of metabolic syndrome (MS) patients...
June 27, 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
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