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We aim to assess serum total homocysteine (tHcy) associations with metabolic syndrome components and B-vitamins in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). We studied 61 consecutive pregnant women, 44 with GDM and 17 with normal glucose tolerance (CG). Serum homocysteine levels were analyzed by ELISA, using Bio-Rad reagents. Serum folates and vitamin(More)
BACKGROUND This study investigated the effects of comicronised fenofibrate in patients with dyslipidemia and polymetabolic syndrome X. DESIGN After a 6-week dietary run-in phase, 37 male patients eligible on lipid criteria entered a 12-week treatment phase consisting of diet plus one capsule daily containing 200 mg of comicronised fenofibrate(More)
PURPOSE The objectives of this manuscript are to assess differences in blood pressure levels and in hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control for selected rural and urban areas in the U.S. and Poland, where ischemic heart disease mortality trends are different. METHODS Included are white persons aged 45-64 selected in Minneapolis, MN(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this manuscript is to examine changes in blood lipid levels and related factors between 1983 and 1987 in two selected Polish populations, to evaluate these changes and their association with other coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors, and to examine the nutrient intake changes for consistency with observed lipid changes. (More)
The aim of the present study was to determine which clinical, exercise and perfusion variables can be instrumental in the identification of left main coronary artery. A multivariate model for prediction of left main disease was developed, based on a number of clinical, exercise and MIBI perfusion variables in two groups of patients. Group I consisted of 38(More)
This study evaluates the relation between total serum cholesterol, triglycerides, and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and subsequent total, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality. These data are from 4,946 US and 5,198 Polish men and women aged 35 to 64 years at baseline with mortality follow-up over 13 years. Total cholesterol showed a U-shaped(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this research is to assess short-term blood pressure change and hypertension incidence, and identify correlates of incident hypertension in the USA and Poland. DESIGN AND METHODS Population-based samples aged 45-64 years at enrollment from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) and the Pol-MONICA studies: including 3777(More)
There are commonly used simple tests for cognitive function that allow for rather superficial assessment in population based study. The goal of the paper was to present the results of cognitive function assessment in elderly men and women recruited from Polish rural population obtained using the battery of tests designed for the CASCADE Project and to(More)
BACKGROUND Fibrinogen and factor VII activity are known to be related to atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease, but population differences in clotting factors and modifiable characteristics that influence their levels have not been widely explored. METHODS This paper examines correlates of plasma fibrinogen concentration and factor VII activity in(More)
Thrombosis plays a major role in the development of atherosclerosis and its acute vascular complications. Epidemiological studies have shown that elevated levels of plasma fibrinogen are associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). It is not clear whether this association is linked to hemostatic functions of fibrinogen which serves as(More)