Enzo Manzato

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BACKGROUND & AIMS To establish reference values for fat-free mass (FFM), the FFM index (FFMI), fat mass (FM) and the FM index (FMI) in an Italian adult population, developing percentile distribution curves for age brackets between 20 and 80 years. METHODS A multicenter, retrospective study was conducted on a sample of 1866 healthy Italian adults, 1435(More)
BACKGROUND Magnesium deficiency is associated with poor physical performance, but no trials are available on how magnesium supplementation affects elderly people's physical performance. OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to investigate whether 12 wk of oral magnesium supplementation can improve physical performance in healthy elderly women. DESIGN In a(More)
The results of plasma lipid and lipoprotein analysis in two related patients, brother (R.U.) and sister (R.R.) with analbuminemia, and three first-degree relatives (parents and sister) are reported. Both patients showed a remarkable increase in cholesterol and phospholipid levels, and there was a corresponding increase in serum apo B and apo A-I. This(More)
A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, place-bo-controlled study evaluated the possible worsening of glycemic control after a moderate daily intake of n-3 fatty acid ethyl esters in patients with hypertriglyceridemia with and without glucose intolerance or diabetes. A total of 935 patients of both sexes in 63 Italian clinical centers were selected; 55%(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to ascertain the efficacy of bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) in assessing body composition in the elderly by comparing findings with the results of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), and to test an analytical variant of the method (specific BIVA). DESIGN Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS The sample(More)
OBJECTIVE Although inflammation is increasingly implicated in psychiatric disorders, less is known about its role in anorexia nervosa (AN), an illness with low body mass index (BMI). METHODS We performed a systematic PubMed literature search until 12/31/2013 and meta-analyzed cross-sectional and longitudinal studies comparing circulating pro- and(More)
BACKGROUND The challenge of immune senescence has never been addressed in elderly cancer patients. This study compares the thymic output and peripheral blood telomere length in ≥70year old cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-two elderly cancer patients and 39 age-matched controls without personal history of cancer were enrolled. All patients(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the vulva is the fourth most common gynecological cancer, usually staged with the TNM or FIGO systems. Since 2009, FIGO staging has taken the extranodal extension (ENE) of lymph node metastases into account. ENE is defined as the spread of a lymph node metastasis into surrounding soft tissue. Although the TNM and FIGO(More)
concentrations. These factors (including high uric acid) have been mentioned in one or more definitions of the metabolic syndrome [7]. Recently, much attention has been paid to the metabolic syndrome due to its possible role as a risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The worldwide increase in the prevalence of(More)