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The persistence of an epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes suggests that new nutritional strategies are needed if the epidemic is to be overcome. A promising nutritional approach suggested by this thematic review is metabolic effect of low glycaemic-index diet. The currently available scientific literature shows that low glycaemic-index diets acutely(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the rate of morbidity and mortality associated with colorectal polyps after the next 8-years period of endoscopic polypectomy, in a high risk managed care population. MATERIAL AND METHOD Cohorts of 77 subjects with benign neoplasms were identified with a colonoscopy in 1999. Three groups of subjects: benign neoplasms with(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common cause of liver disease worldwide, with a prevalence of 20%-40% in Western populations. The purpose of this article is to review data related to lifestyle changes in patients with NAFLD. METHOD We searched a public domain database (PubMed) with the following categories: disease(More)
BACKGROUND In patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC), obesity is involved in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance, fatty liver disease and progression of fibrosis. The objective of this study was to compare a normoglucidic low-calorie diet (NGLCD) with a low-fat diet (LFD) among participants with CHC. Aimed to measure the impact of dietary changes in(More)
The presence of albuminuria has long been recognized as an adverse prognostic feature in patients with renal disease: the patients with appreciable albuminuria are much more likely to develop tubulointerstitial scarring and fibrosis and progress to end-stage renal failure. For many years, it was thought that excess albuminuria was simply a marker of a more(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between fasting proinsulin (PI) and age in general population and to determine whether there are differences regarding this association in obese and non-obese persons. METHODS A random population-based sample (n=656) of Romanians (26-80 years) living in Bucharest, Romania was studied;(More)
Apoptosis is an inborn process that has been preserved during evolution; it allows the cells to systematically inactivate, destroy and dispose of their own components thus leading to their death. This programme can be activated by both intra and extracellular mechanisms. The intracellular components involve a genetically defined development programme while(More)
Placental damage may be responsible for the fetal complications in pregnancies complicated by diabetes. We have analyzed the prevalence of gestational diabetes (GD) in a population of 109 pregnant women, the risk factors and the placental changes associated with gestational diabetes. Tests carried out were oral glucose tolerance test at 24-28 weeks of(More)
Colorectal cancer represents an important cause of mortality and morbidity. Unfortunately, the physiopathology is still under study. There are theories about carcinogenesis and it is known that not only a single factor is responsible for the development of a tumor, but several conditions. Stem cells are a promising target for the treatment of colorectal(More)
The role of the renin angiotensin system (RAS) in hypertension and end organ damage has long been recognized. Angiotensin 1 converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEI) are superior to other antihypertensive agents in protecting the kidney against progressive deterioration, even in normotensive persons. Like ACEI, angiotensin II type 1 receptor antagonists (AT1RA)(More)