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Retinol binding protein 4 (RBP4) is an adipokine that may contribute to the development of insulin resistance. However, how this adipokine is affected and its possible involvement in lipid metabolism in obese patients with varying degrees of insulin resistance is yet to be determined. A total of 299 middle-aged morbid obese patients (BMI>40 kg/m(2)) were(More)
To the Editor. We have read with interest the recently published article by Wiewióra et al. [7] regarding hemorheological differences related to gender in morbidly obese subjects. In this study authors found several hemorheological differences between male and female. In this sense, males showed higher blood viscosity and higher erythrocyte deformability(More)
There is a predominance of small and dense LDL cholesterol particles in familial combined hyperlipidemia (FCH). The lipoprotein lipase gene could exert an influence in these circumstances.To study the relationship of pattern B LDL and lipids with N291S polymorphism of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) in FCH patients.Lipid profile, apolipoproteins, diameter of LDL(More)
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