BACKGROUND Immigrant women from the Middle East have elevated risk of cardiovascular disease. Sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD), a simple marker of intra-abdominal fat, predicts insulin resistance and cardiovascular mortality in men. Its usefulness in immigrant women is however unknown. To investigate the predictive role of SAD compared to other… (More)
Subjects with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) have enhanced oxidative stress and inflammation. Dietary fat quality has been proposed to be implicated in these conditions. We investigated the impact of four diets distinct in fat quantity and quality on 8-iso-PGF2α (a major F2-isoprostane and oxidative stress indicator), 15-keto-13,14-dihydro-PGF2α… (More)
The therapeutic effect of lithium in Huntington's chorea was tested in six patients through a double-blind cross-over comparison of lithium and placebo, each administered for 6 weeks. Four of the patients received neuroleptic drugs at the same time. Lithium and placebo periods did not differ as regards motor skills, hyperkinesias, or total ward situation,… (More)
BACKGROUND In recent randomised prospective studies, lifestyle intervention induced a weight loss of approximately 5%. OBJECTIVE To describe and evaluate a 2-year on-going group intervention program in clinical practice in terms of weight loss and changes in metabolic risk factors, i.e. sagital abdominal diameter (SAD), triglycerides, fasting blood… (More)
and treated as all-or-none traits in genetics analyses. A significant sire effect was found for all serum traits except albumin, with heritability estimates between 0.1 and 0.2. The disease characters showed heritability estimates between 0.04 and 0.08. Immunoglobulin and total-protein concentrations seemed to have a negative genetic correlation to diseases.