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1. High plasma concentration of remnant lipoprotein cholesterol in obese children and adolescents.
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OBJECTIVE: Remnant lipoproteins (RLPs) are the products of the lipolytic degradation of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins produced by the liver and intestine. Recent studies have demonstrated that RLPs are correlated with cardiovascular risk. We assessed the relationship between obesity and RLP and evaluated the factors related to RLP in children and adolescents. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: We measured BMI, waist circumference, blood pressure, body fat mass, total abdominal fat, visceral and subcutaneous fat areas, fasting glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL cholesterol, HDL ... Read More »
» Published in Diabetes Care. 2006 Oct;29(10):2305-10.

2. Hypoglycaemic effect of Artemisia sphaerocephala Krasch seed polysaccharide in alloxan-induced diabetic rats.
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The purpose of this study was to examine the hypoglycaemic activity of a new polysaccharide extracted from seed polysaccharide (ASP) was administered orally for 4 weeks and the blood glucose changes were determined in fasted rats. Plasma insulin, cholesterol and triglycerides levels were also determined. The ASP at a dose of 200 mg/kg body weight (bw) produced a significant decrease in blood glucose levels in diabetic rats (P <0.01). In the other hand, the effect of the ASP on the plasma cholesterol were also significant in diabetic rats (P <0.05). Furthermore, there was a significant ... Read More »
» Published in Swiss Med Wkly. 2006 Aug 19;136(33-34):529-32.

3. Citrus juice modulates antioxidant enzymes and lipid profiles in orchidectomized rats.
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Oxidative stress and hypogonadism are two factors linked to the increased incidence of cardiovascular disease in males. Eating fruits and vegetables is known to reduce the incidences of oxidative stress. The objective of this research was to delineate whether drinking daily squeezed orange juice (OJ) or grapefruit juice (GJ) modulates oxidative stress and antioxidant enzymes while impacting cardiovascular risk factors in hypogonad male rats. In the present study, 36 1-year-old male rats were equally divided among the following four treatments: sham (control), orchidectomized (ORX), ORX + OJ, ... Read More »
» Published in J Med Food. 2006 Fall;9(3):422-6.

4. Arabinoxylan consumption decreases postprandial serum glucose, serum insulin and plasma total ghrelin response in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance.
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Objective:Arabinoxylan (AX) consumption is associated with metabolic improvement during diabetes and with modulation of ghrelin, an orexigenic gut hormone. The effect of AX consumption on ghrelin secretion in disturbed metabolic states is unknown. Therefore, we investigated the postprandial responses to AX consumption of serum glucose, insulin and triglycerides and plasma total and acylated ghrelin in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance (IGT).Design:Randomized, single-blind, controlled, crossover intervention trial.Subjects:Seven female and four male adults with IGT, aged 55.5 years, and ... Read More »
» Published in Eur J Clin Nutr. 2006 Sep 20;

5. Pravastatin in vivo reduces mononuclear cell migration through endothelial monolayers.
Match Strength: 4.592

The objective was to evaluate pravastatin modulation on peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) migration across endothelial monolayers. Eleven hypercholesterolaemic patients were treated with pravastatin 20 mg/day. At baseline (T0), after 40 days (T40) and after 6 months (T 6 months) of treatment total serum cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein, triglycerides, C-reactive protein, as well as tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and metalloproteinases-9 plasma levels were evaluated. At the same time points the effect of pravastatin on migration of PBMCs ... Read More »
» Published in Neurol Sci. 2006 Sep;27(4):261-5.

6. Relative iron "overload" in offspring of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a new component in the conundrum of insulin resistance syndrome?
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There are a few reports suggesting that subtle disturbances of iron metabolism are frequently found in patients with type 2 diabetes (DM2), but it is not known if these disturbances precede or accompany the diabetic state. We investigated the serum iron indices in 41 offspring of DM2 parents (group I) with normal glucose tolerance, and in 49 offspring whose parents had no history of DM2 and were matched for sex, age, body mass index (BMI), waist to hip ratio (WHR) and blood pressure (group II). Serum iron, ferritin, total iron binding capacity (TIBC), transferrin saturation, serum ... Read More »
» Published in Hormones (Athens). 2003 Jul-Sep;2(3):161-8.

7. Risk factors for vascular complications in patients on peritoneal dialysis.
Match Strength: 3.962

The major cause of death in patients on peritoneal dialysis (PD) is vascular complications, including congestive heart failure, cerebrovascular disease, and myocardial infarction. To clarify the risk factors for vascular complications in patients on PD, we investigated the clinical course of PD in patients with and without cardiovascular and cerebrovascular complications. From among 327 end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients initiated onto PD from April 1995 to March 2005 in the Kidney and Dialysis Center, Saitama Medical School, 8 developed de novo cardiovascular and cerebrovascular ... Read More »
» Published in Adv Perit Dial. 2006;22:192-7.

8. Beneficial effects of coconut water feeding on lipid metabolism in cholesterol-fed rats.
Match Strength: 3.915

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of coconut water feeding in cholesterol-fed rats. Male albino rats were fed tender coconut water and mature coconut water at a dose level of 4 mL/100 g of body weight. Cholesterol feeding caused a marked increase in total cholesterol, very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) + low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides in serum. Administration of coconut water counteracts the increase in total cholesterol, VLDL + LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides, while high-density lipoprotein cholesterol was higher. Lipid levels in the ... Read More »
» Published in J Med Food. 2006 Fall;9(3):400-7.

9. The relationship between oxidized LDL and other cardiovascular risk factors and subclinical CVD in different ethnic groups: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA).
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Several groups have demonstrated an association between established CHD and elevated oxidized LDL (oxLDL). The relation with cardiovascular risk factors and subclinical CVD is less clear. Therefore, we examined this association in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis cohort: 879 persons without CHD, all non-statin users, examined cross-sectionally. oxLDL was measured with a monoclonal antibody 4E6-based ELISA. The presence of subclinical CVD was defined as plaque occurrence in carotid arteries with >/=25 stenosis, ankle-brachial blood pressure index (ABI) <0.9 and coronary ... Read More »
» Published in Atherosclerosis. 2006 Sep 16;

10. Clinical aspects of obesity in the gynecological endocrinologicaly practice.
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Obesity is epidemic of 21st century, its visceral form is associated with increased risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and increased mortality due to consequences of the disease. This type of obesity is a common diagnostic and therapeutic problem in gynecological practice. This especially concerns polycystic ovary disease, in which this type of obesity with its metabolic consequences is one of the important factors in etiology and additionally may lead to remote metabolic and cardiovascular problems. Another group of women in which this type of obesity plays an ... Read More »
» Published in Maturitas. 2007 Feb 20;56(2):113-21. Epub 2006 Sep 12.

11. Hereditary postprandial hypertriglyceridemic rabbit exhibits insulin resistance and central obesity: a novel model of metabolic syndrome.
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OBJECTIVE: We have established a hereditary postprandial hypertriglyceridemic (PHT) rabbit. The present study was designed to define whether this rabbit model represents both insulin resistance and central obesity. METHODS AND RESULTS: Body weight, abdominal circumference, visceral fat weight, and glucose tolerance were compared between PHT and Japanese white (JW) rabbit. Plasma levels of triglycerides (TG), total cholesterol (TC), glucose, and insulin were measured before and after feeding. Abdominal circumference of PHT rabbit was larger than that of JW rabbit, with no difference in body ... Read More »
» Published in Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2006 Dec;26(12):2752-7. Epub 2006 Sep 21.

12. Acute and subacute toxicity of Salvia scutellarioides in mice and rats.
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The acute and subacute toxicity of the aqueous extract of Salvia scutellarioides (Lamiaceae) was studied in mice and rats. In the acute toxicity test, oral administration of 2g/kg of Salvia scutellarioides produced neither mortality nor changes in behavior or any other physiological activities. In subacute toxicity studies, no mortality was observed when the two doses of 1 or 2g/kgday of aqueous extract of Salvia scutellarioides extract were administered orally for a period of 28 days. In the blood chemistry analysis, no significant changes occurred, including glucose, creatinine, blood urea ... Read More »
» Published in J Ethnopharmacol. 2007 Jan 19;109(2):348-53. Epub 2006 Aug 12.

13. Relationship between lipid abnormalities and insulin resistance in Japanese school children.
Match Strength: 2.444

OBJECTIVE: Dyslipidemia and insulin resistance (IR) are risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) in adults. To help prevent the development of CHD, it may be useful to understand the relationship between lipid abnormalities and IR during childhood. METHODS AND RESULTS: IR was assessed by the homeostasis model approximation index. We studied 1175 Japanese school children (642 boys and 533 girls), aged between 7 and 12 years. Obesity was defined by the body mass index standard deviation score (BMISD) (obese: BMISD > or = 2.0). BMISD was most significantly associated with IR in nonobese ... Read More »
» Published in Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2006 Dec;26(12):2781-6. Epub 2006 Sep 21.

14. Effects of policosanol on patients with ischemic stroke: a pilot open study.
Match Strength: 2.357

Stroke is a major health problem worldwide. Its pharmacological management includes thrombolytic therapy for the acute phase and antiplatelet drugs for stroke recovery and prevention. Statins can help in the acute phase and in preventing stroke in secondary prevention patients. Policosanol is a cholesterol-lowering drug with concomitant antiplatelet effects, with protective effects in stroke models. This observational study investigated the effects of policosanol (20 mg/day) administered during the acute phase and for 5 years later on the neurological recovery of patients with ischemic stroke ... Read More »
» Published in J Med Food. 2006 Fall;9(3):378-85.

15. Phospholipid-based microemulsions suitable for use in foods.
Match Strength: 2.241

The preparation of nonaqueous microemulsions using food-acceptable components is reported. The effect of oil on the formation of microemulsions stabilized by lecithin (Epikuron 200) and containing propylene glycol as immiscible solvent was investigated. When the triglycerides were used as oil, three types of phase behavior were noted, namely, a two-phase cloudy region (occurring at low lecithin concentrations), a liquid crystalline (LC) phase (occurring at high surfactant and low oil concentrations), and a clear monophasic microemulsion region. The extent of this clear one-phase region was ... Read More »
» Published in J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Oct 4;54(20):7817-24.

16. Succinic acid monoethyl ester, a novel insulinotropic agent: Effect on lipid composition and lipid peroxidation in streptozotocin-nicotin-amide induced type 2 diabetic rats.
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Succinic acid monoethyl ester (EMS) is recently proposed as an insulinotropic agent for the treatment of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Oxidative stress has been suggested to be a contributory factor in the development and complications of diabetes. In the present study the effect of EMS and Metformin on plasma glucose, insulin, serum and tissue lipid profile, lipoproteins and lipid peroxidation in streptozotocin-nicotinamide induced type 2 diabetic model was investigated. The carboxylic nutrient EMS was administered intraperitonially (8 micromol/g body weight) to streptozotocin ... Read More »
» Published in Mol Cell Biochem. 2006 Sep 28;

17. A pilot study of open label sesame oil in hypertensive diabetics.
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The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of sesame oil in hypertensive diabetics medicated with atenolol (beta-blocker) and glibenclamide (sulfonylurea). This open label trial with two intervention periods comprised 22 male and 18 female patients, 45-65 years old, with mild to moderate hypertension and diabetes. Sesame oil (Idhayam Gingelly oil, V.V.V. & Sons, Virudhunagar, Tamilnadu, India) was supplied to the patients, who were instructed to use it in place of other cooking oils for 45 days. Blood pressure (BP), anthropometric measurements, plasma glucose, glycated ... Read More »
» Published in J Med Food. 2006 Fall;9(3):408-12.

18. Subtotal splenectomy preserving the lower pole in rats: technical, morphological and functional aspects.
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PURPOSE: To assess the possibility of preserving the lower pole of the spleen, supplied by the inferior lobar vessels and segmental vessels, or by vessels of the gastrosplenic ligament, in subtotal splenectomy; to study the viability and function of the lower pole of the spleen. METHODS: Thirty-six male Wistar rats were used in this study. Said animals weighed 273-390 g ( 355.2 +/- 30.5 g ), and were randomly distributed into three groups. Group 1 comprised ten animals which were submitted to exploratory laparotomy with spleen manipulation (sham operation). Group 2 comprised 16 animals which ... Read More »
» Published in Acta Cir Bras. 2006 Sep-Oct;21(5):321-7.

19. Comparison of anthropometric, metabolic and dietary fatty acids profiles in lean and obese dyslipidaemic Asian Indian male subjects.
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Objectives:To compare obesity measures, metabolic profiles and dietary fatty acids in lean and obese dyslipideamic Asian Indian male subjects.Design:Cross-sectional.Settings:Asian Indians living in the eastern part of India.Subjects:One hundred and thirty (Group I: lean control, n=50; Group II: lean dyslipidaemic, n=40 and Group III: obese dyslipidaemic, n=40) Asian Indian male subjects (>/=30 years) living in the eastern part of India.Methods:Anthropometric measures namely height, weight, circumferences of waist (WC) and hip, lipids (total cholesterol (TC) and triglycerides (TG)), ... Read More »
» Published in Eur J Clin Nutr. 2006 Sep 27;

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