Abdolrasoul Safaeiyan

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BACKGROUND/AIMS We aimed to discover if L-arginine and selenium alone or together can increase the effect of a hypocaloric diet enriched in legumes (HDEL) on central obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in women with central obesity. METHODS This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was undertaken in 84 premenopausal women with central(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of relaxation technique as an adjunctive therapy for control of hypertension. METHODS From April 2004 to January 2005, with a single blinded randomized controlled design, 220 patients with newly diagnosed essential moderate to severe hypertension who needed drug therapy were included in the study. The study took place in(More)
BACKGROUND Identifying new ways to decrease adiposity will be very valuable for health. The aim of this study was to find out whether L-Arginine (Arg) and selenium alone or together can increase the effect of hypocaloric diet enriched in legumes (HDEL) on anthropometric measures in healthy obese women. METHODS This randomized, double-blind,(More)
BACKGROUND Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease has become a worldwide challenge. Liver biopsy remains the single most reliable approach to determine the severity of this disease. As patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease require close follow-up, performing this invasive method repeatedly seems impractical; therefore, designing a noninvasive system to(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of legume-based hypocaloric diet on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in women is unclear. This study provides an opportunity to find effects of high-legume diet on CVD risk factors in women who consumed high legumes at baseline. METHODS This randomized controlled trial was undertaken in 34 premenopausal women with central(More)
BACKGROUND Premarital counseling equips couples with information about all aspects of sexuality and the related health issues. This study was aimed to assess the quality of premarital counseling services in health care centers in Tabriz. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted on 236 randomly selected women from premarital counseling centers in(More)
OBJECTIVE It is known that markers of oxidative stress and nitrite/nitrate anion (NOx) increase and activity of antioxidative enzyme paraoxonase-1 decline in type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM). The effects of vitamin E on paraoxonase-1 activity and NOx in patients with type 2 diabetes are not known. The purpose of this study was to examine the hypothesis that(More)
BACKGROUND Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a major public health problem worldwide. Hypertension and inflammation are well recognized as risk factors for the macrovascular complications of diabetes. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of vitamin E supplementation on blood pressure (BP), serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and(More)
BACKGROUND Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy in women. It may involve an impairment in physiologic regulation of leptin and ghrelin. There is limited, controversial data on the relation of dietary components with leptin and ghrelin in PCOS, so the current study has been conducted to explore the effects of different(More)
BACKGROUND Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPAR γ) is a transcription factor, which is abundantly expressed in adipose tissue and has a direct link to adiposity. It seems that long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) can regulate PPAR γ expression. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of n-3LC PUFA(More)
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