Ana Carolina Moron Gagliardi

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The relationship between uric acid and cardiovascular disease has been known since the 19th century, after that many authors reported the classical association of gout, hypertension, obesity and cardiovascular disease. With the exception of specific genetic defects in purine metabolism, increased uric acid is generally associated with important risk factors(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Regular intake of phytosterols (PS) is proven to dose-dependently lower LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C). Whether PS consumption can also impact low-grade inflammation is unclear. Considering the low feasibility of outcomes studies involving PS consumption, investigation of surrogate markers of atherosclerosis represents a valuable approach. This(More)
Recent studies reported the association of SLCO1B1 haplotypes with the development of musculoskeletal side effects during simvastatin use. The aim was to evaluate the pharmacogenetic association of SLCO1B1 haplotypes with atorvastatin-induced myalgia in a sample of individuals on high-dose atorvastatin regimens. One hundred and forty-three patients with(More)
Objective:Our purpose was to examine the effects of daily servings of butter, no-trans-fat margarine and plant sterol margarine, within recommended amounts, on plasma lipids, apolipoproteins (Apos), biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction, and on the transfer of lipids to HDL particles in free-living subjects with the metabolic(More)
BACKGROUND There is little knowledge about familial hypercholesterolemia in Brazil. This study presents the first results of genetic cascade screening performed in the city of Sao Paulo. MATERIAL AND METHODS Two-hundred and forty-eight suspected index cases were initially included. DNA was extracted from peripheral blood and the complete coding sequence(More)
Chylomicron remnants bind to both their specific receptors (LRP) and to the LDL receptor (LDLR) in the liver. There is controversy whether disturbances of chylomicron metabolism occur in subjects with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). The aim of this study was to evaluate whether there are defects on the removal from plasma of chylomicrons and their(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the composition of fatty acids in some foods available in the Brazilian market in which there was a claimed reduction in the amount of trans fatty acids. Also evaluate whether these foods meet recommended amounts for saturated fat consumption, after reduction of trans fat amounts. METHODS Industrialized food (creamy margarine A and(More)