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Analyses of beat-to-beat interval variations on a continuous electrocardiogram and cardiovascular reaction during deep breathing and handgrip exercise were used as a test for autonomic nervous function in 35 obese and 18 control women. Reduced heart rate variability (HRV) in obesity indicates depression in parasympathetic activity. Indices of HRV were(More)
The development of consensus guidelines for obesity is complex. It involves recommending both treatment interventions and interventions related to screening and prevention. With so many publications and claims, and with the awareness that success for the individual is short-lived, many find it difficult to know what action is appropriate in the management(More)
A series of four trials was carried out to investigate the effects of caffeine and coffee on the metabolic rate and substrate utilization in normal weight and obese individuals. In the first trial 8 mg/kg caffeine was compared with a placebo in normal weight subjects. Metabolic rate increased significantly during the 3 hr after caffeine ingestion. While(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate serum concentrations of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), TNF-soluble receptors, and IL-6 in obese women without additional diseases and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). STUDY DESIGN The study group consisted of 39 obese women with PCOS and 34 age-matched obese women without(More)
UNLABELLED Mechanisms of decreased endogenous vascular reactivity in individuals with cardiac syndrome X (CSX) are not fully understood. AIM To evaluate the following serum markers: total nitric oxide (NO), asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), and to establish their relation to ultrasound indexes of endothelial(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Our aim was to evaluate early initiated one month n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) supplementation effects on ultrasound indices of endothelial function and serum asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) levels in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS Forty patients with AMI and successful percutaneous coronary(More)
INTRODUCTION Assessment of serum osteoprotegerin (OPG) concentrations in obese patients in comparison to healthy controls and evaluation of a possible correlation between OPG and other markers of bone turnover or calcitropic hormones. MATERIAL AND METHODS 50 obese perimenopausal women without concomitant diseases (BMI 36.7 +/- 4.1 kg/m(2), mean age 50.4(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine serum concentrations of visfatin in obese women in comparison to normal-weight controls. Study subjects were 21 obese women without additional disease (age, 29.0+/-4.9 years; body mass index, 37.1+/-6.1 kg/m2) and 16 healthy, normal-weight women (age, 29.9+/-5.4 years; body mass index, 22.5+/-1.7 kg/m2). Body(More)
OBJECTIVE To study whether weight reducing treatment modulates serum concentration of TNF-alpha and two soluble TNF-alpha receptors in obese subjects. SUBJECTS AND MEASUREMENTS Serum concentrations of TNF-alpha and two soluble receptors (sTNF-R1, sTNF-R2), plasma glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol and triglicerides were measured in 27(More)
Obesity is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disorders. The aim of the present study was to compare the indexes of arterial structure and function in women with simple obesity and healthy individuals. Twenty-two women with simple obesity (body mass index [BMI]: 33.6 ± 2.9 kg/m2, age: 29.7 ± 6.2 years), and 34 healthy women were included in(More)