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CONTEXT Zinc-alpha2-glycoprotein (ZAG) is a soluble protein similar to the class I major histocompatibility complex heavy chain, which has been implicated in lipid catabolism. We hypothesized that(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate plasma visfatin levels in thyroid dysfunction and its relationship with inflammatory, anthropometric and insulin resistance parameters. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND A decrease in the serum concentrations of the soluble transferrin receptor (sTfR) is considered a good index of tissue iron. Because obesity is associated with hyperferritinemia and this(More)
AIMS To assess whether patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus and unrecognized peripheral arterial disease (PAD), detected by the ankle-brachial index (ABI), have poorer cardiovascular risk factor(More)