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Antioxidants in health and disease
Free radical production occurs continuously in all cells as part of normal cellular function. However, excess free radical production originating from endogenous or exogenous sources might play aExpand
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Lipid metabolism.
The effects of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor agonists pioglitazone and rosiglitazone on serum lipids are well recognized. It appears that the two commonly used glitazones differ inExpand
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Prevalence of age-related maculopathy in older Europeans: the European Eye Study (EUREYE).
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of age-related maculopathy in an older population from 7 European countries. METHODS Randomly sampled people 65 years and older were invited to an eyeExpand
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Training effects of short bouts of stair climbing on cardiorespiratory fitness, blood lipids, and homocysteine in sedentary young women
Objectives: To study the training effects of eight weeks of stair climbing on Vo2max, blood lipids, and homocysteine in sedentary, but otherwise healthy young women. Methods: Fifteen women (mean (SD)Expand
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Plasma concentrations of carotenoids and vitamin C are better correlated with dietary intake in normal weight than overweight and obese elderly subjects.
Carotenoid and vitamin C intakes, assessed by FFQ, have been positively associated with plasma concentrations in different populations. However, the influence of BMI on these associations has notExpand
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The methionine synthase reductase (MTRR) A66G polymorphism is a novel genetic determinant of plasma homocysteine concentrations.
Epidemiological evidence has revealed that an elevated plasma homocysteine level (hyperhomocysteinemia) confers an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and neural tube defects.Expand
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Genetic and nutritional factors contributing to hyperhomocysteinemia in young adults.
A modestly elevated total plasma homocysteine concentration (tHcy) is generally accepted as an independent and graded risk factor for various pathologies, including vascular diseases, neural tubeExpand
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Obesity and the lung: 1 · Epidemiology
Obesity is the most common metabolic disease in the world and its prevalence has been increasing over several decades. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that, by 2015, around 700 millionExpand
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Measurement of Malondialdehyde in Plasma by High Performance Liquid Chromatography with Fluorimetric Detection
The thiobarbituric acid test for malondialdehyde is widely used as an indicator of lipid peroxidation and free radical activity. We describe a simple and sensitive high performance liquidExpand
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Total antioxidant capacity of seminal plasma is different in fertile and infertile men.
OBJECTIVE To determine if the total antioxidant capacity of seminal plasma is different in fertile and infertile men. DESIGN An enhanced chemiluminescence assay applied to seminal plasma fromExpand
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