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Since experiments regarding a possible relation between olanzapine and orexin A has been scarcely reported in international literature, this experiment tested the effect of olanzapine on the sympathetic and thermogenic effects induced by orexin A. The firing rates of the sympathetic nerves to interscapular brown adipose tissue (IBAT), along with IBAT,(More)
CONTEXT Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disease closely related to several risk factors for cardiovascular disease. An impaired cardiopulmonary functional capacity was previously demonstrated in PCOS women. No data regarding the effects of a structured exercise training (ET) program on cardiopulmonary functional capacity in PCOS women are(More)
BACKGROUND Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common female reproductive-age endocrine disease predominantly characterized by chronic anovulation, hyperandrogenism, insulin-resistance and low-grade inflammatory status. Exercise training (ET) favourably modulates cardiopulmonary function and insulin-sensitivity markers in PCOS women. The present study(More)
The resting energy expenditure and the adaptation of the autonomic nervous system induced by sport activities in sedentary women and in female professional basketball players have been studied. Resting energy expenditure, body composition and the level of activity of the autonomic nervous system were measured before and after a period of six months. The(More)
It is extremely important for the health to understand the regulatory mechanisms of energy expenditure. These regulatory mechanisms play a central role in the pathogenesis of body weight alteration. The hypothalamus integrates nutritional information derived from all peripheral organs. This region of the brain controls hormonal secretions and neural(More)
In patients affected of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), obesity has an high percent of incidence and represents an important factor increasing its clinic evolution, both in metabolic than in reproductive terms. For these patients non pharmacologic treatments aimed at the reduction of body weight, such as diets and physical exercise, represent the first(More)
OBJECTIVE Heart rate recovery (HRR) is a measure derived from exercise test, defined as the fall in heart rate during the first minute after maximal exercise. Abnormal HRR is a measure of autonomic dysfunction associated with an increased mortality. This study was performed to evaluate the HRR in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN Prospective(More)
Since no experiment regarding a possible relation between quetiapine and orexin A has been reported in international literature, this experiment tested the effect of quetiapine on the sympathetic and thermogenic effects induced by orexin A. The firing rates of the sympathetic nerves to interscapular brown adipose tissue (IBAT), along with IBAT, colonic(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the frequencies of ACE (I/D), AGT (M235T), AT1R (A1166C) and MTHFR (C677T) polymorphisms in a well-defined (in regards to health and nutritional status and lifestyle) population of young, healthy, exercise-trained subjects (no. 100) from the Campania region of Southern Italy. We also investigated whether there was any(More)
This experiment tested the effect of a lesion of cerebral catecholaminergic neurons on the sympathetic and thermogenic effects induced by an intracerebroventicular (icv) injection of orexin A. The firing rates of the sympathetic nerves to the interscapular brown adipose tissue (IBAT), along with IBAT, colonic temperatures and heart rate were monitored in(More)