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Deniz Güney Duman, Ercan Biçakci, Çiğdem Ataizi Çelikel, Cem Akbal
INTRODUCTION: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is considered the hepatic manifestation of metabolic syndrome (MetS). Although the link between MetS and erectile dysfunction (ED) is well known, clinical studies investigating the association between NAFLD and ED are scant. AIM: To evaluate the relationship between NAFLD and ED. METHODS: Male patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD were prospectively asked to fill the five-item International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) questionnaire...
March 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Weihan Zhao, Lijuan Liu, Yunliang Wang, Tangyou Mao, Junxiang Li
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a prevalent disease, with a clinical spectrum ranging from simple fatty liver disease to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and cirrhosis. Puerarin, baicalin and berberine are herbal products widely used in Asia, which are believed to possess therapeutic benefits for alleviating the symptoms of NAFLD. In the present study, a rat model of NAFLD, induced by a high-fat diet, was established and orthographical experimentation was used to investigate the effects of various combinations of puerarin, baicalin and berberine on the hepatic expression of proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-γ and insulin receptor (IR)...
January 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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