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OBJECTIVE HIV-1 infection is characterized by altered intestinal barrier, gut microbiota dysbiosis, and systemic inflammation. We hypothesized that changes of the gut microbiota predict immune dysfunction and HIV-1 progression, and that antiretroviral therapy (ART) partially restores the microbiota composition. DESIGN An observational study including 28(More)
Sodium excretion and the blood levels of aldosterone, renin, atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), and insulin were investigated in 9 women with obesity of alimentary-constitutional type during hunger therapy and resumed nutrition. It has been assumed that restricted sodium excretion with the kidneys during fasting is mainly caused by activation of the(More)
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