Eli Westerlund

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A joint AOAC/American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) collaborative study was conducted to determine by the Uppsala method the dietary fiber content and its composition in various foods. The method includes preparation of a residue by treatment with thermostable alpha-amylase and amyloglucosidase and then ethanol precipitation of solubilized dietary(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the risk of pulmonary embolism and venous thromboembolism in pregnant women after in vitro fertilisation. DESIGN Cross sectional study. SETTING Sweden. PARTICIPANTS 23,498 women who had given birth after in vitro fertilisation between 1990 and 2008 and 116,960 individually matched women with natural pregnancies. MAIN OUTCOME(More)
OBJECTIVE Cholesterol and lipoprotein metabolism display pronounced gender differences. Premenopausal women have lower LDL and higher HDL cholesterol, whereas men display higher synthetic rates of bile acids and cholesterol. The effects of the administration of exogenous hormones to humans and animals indicate that these gender differences can often be(More)
The Uppsala methodology for rapid analysis and characterization of total dietary fiber, defined as the sum of dietary fiber polysaccharides (DFP) and Klason lignin, was studied. A sugar- and starch-free residue was prepared by treatment with a thermostable amylase and amyloglucosidase. Neutral DFP residues were quantified by gas chromatography as alditol(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the incidence of hypertension, stroke, coronary heart disease, and diabetes in women who have delivered after in vitro fertilization (IVF) with those who delivered after natural conception. DESIGN A cohort study in Sweden between 1990 and 2008. SETTING Sweden. PATIENT(S) 23,498 women who had given birth to a child after IVF and(More)
The effects of bran and starchy endosperm fractions of oat and rye on faecal weight and on biliary and faecal bile acids were studied in Syrian golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). The animals fed on diets supplemented with steam-flaked oat bran, oat bran or rye bran had higher wet and dry weights of faeces compared with the animals fed on the fibre-free(More)
The effects of rye bran, oat bran and soya-bean fibre on serum lipids, bile composition and gallstone formation were studied in male Syrian golden hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus). The control groups received fibre-free stone-provoking (O1 diet) or non-stone-provoking (O2 diet) diets. The serum cholesterol levels were lower for all groups fed on the diets(More)
During IVF, circulating estradiol concentrations are strongly increased, and this may have direct effects on hemostasis. Elevated von Willebrand factor levels represent an important risk factor for arterial and venous thrombosis. ADAMTS13, also known as von Willebrand factor-cleaving protease, has an important regulatory function of von Willebrand factor(More)