Ana Marice Teixeira Ladeia

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BACKGROUND To evaluate the effect of magnesium (Mg) replacement on insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk factors in women with metabolic syndrome (MS) without diabetes. METHODS This 12-week clinical randomized double-blind study compared the effects of 400 mg/day of Mg with those of a placebo (n = 72) on fasting glucose, insulin, HOMA-IR, lipid(More)
C ardiovascular disease is the major cause of mortality and morbidity in individuals with diabetes (1,2). Increased plasma concentrations of acute-phase proteins have been reported in adult patients with either type 2 (3,4) or type 1 (5,6) diabetes. However, there have been few studies to determine plasma high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of statins on the endothelial function in humans remains under discussion. Particularly, it is still unclear if the improvement in endothelial function is due to a reduction in LDL-cholesterol or to an arterial pleiotropic effect. OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that modulation of the endothelial function promoted by statins is(More)
BACKGROUND Postprandial Lipemia (PPL) is a physiological process that reflects the ability of the body to metabolize lipids. Even though the influence of oral contraceptives (OC) on PPL is not known, it is a known fact that their use increases fasting lipid values. OBJECTIVE To compare the PPL between women who are on OC and those who are not. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is a complex and multifactorial disease, has an inflammatory pattern and is associated with higher cardiometabolic risk. There are recent reports associating an elevated C-Reactive Protein (CRP) with a microscopic endothelial dysfunction. The objective is to evaluate if there is an association between serum levels of CRP and endothelial(More)
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