Bagher Larijani

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Diabetes is a prevalent systemic disease affecting a significant proportion of the population worldwide. The effects of diabetes are devastating and well documented. There is increasing evidence that in certain pathologic states, especially chronic diseases, the increased production and/or ineffective scavenging of reactive oxygen species (ROS) may play a(More)
BACKGROUND There are multiple studies in different countries regarding the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency. These studies showed high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in Asian countries. This study tries to elucidate the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and its influencing factors in population of Tehran. METHODS 1210 subjects 20-64 years old were(More)
1Alireza Abdollah Shamshirsaz* 2Mir Reza Bekheirnia 3Mohammad Kamgar 4Nima Pourzahedgilani 5Navid Bouzari 6Mohammad Reza Habibzadeh 7Reza Hashemi 8Amir Hooshang Abdollah Shamshirsaz 9Hooman Homayoun 10Bagher(More)
BACKGROUND The serum level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency has long been suspected as a risk factor for glucose intolerance and perhaps 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D has a role in the regulation of insulin secretion. This study investigates the relation between 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations and insulin resistance in pregnant women. METHODS A(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between plasma levels of testosterone, FSH, LH and prolactin and the severity of negative symptoms in patients with chronic schizophrenia. Fifty-four male inpatients with chronic schizophrenia participated in this cross-sectional study. Twenty-five age-matched men without a history of psychiatric(More)
The incidence of hip fracture varies substantially between countries. As a result of improving life expectancy, the number of elderly people susceptible to hip fractures is increasing rapidly in the developing world. Little is known, however, about the epidemiology of hip fractures in the Middle Eastern countries. In this study, our objective was to(More)
With the increasing life expectancy, osteoporosis is becoming a major worldwide health problem. The magnitude of the disease may become larger in developing countries, more particularly in the Middle East region where the prevalence of low bone mass is higher than in western countries. Although several local organizations and countries have developed(More)
AIM Our objective was to investigate the effects and tolerability of fixed-dose combination therapy on blood pressure and LDL in adults without elevated blood pressure or lipid levels. METHODS This was a double-blind randomised placebo-controlled trial in residents of Kalaleh, Golestan, Iran. Following an 8-week placebo run-in period, 475 participants,(More)
Vitamin D (Vit D) is an essential element for the regulation of serum calcium, phosphate, and alkaline phosphatase (Alk Ph). Because the Vit D serum level is not usually measured directly, Vit D deficiency is diagnosed indirectly by changes in serum calcium, phosphate, and Alk Ph leves. The current study assessed the status of these biochemical parameters(More)