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To determine the effects of dietary fat saturation on plasma lipoproteins, we studied 21 free-living normolipidemic women (13 pre- and 8 postmenopausal) on three consecutive diet periods. During the first 4 wk they consumed a saturated diet rich in palm oil and butter [19% saturated fatty acids (S), 14% monounsaturated fatty acids (M), and 3.5%(More)
OBJECTIVES To design and validate a scale to evaluate preferences of type 2 diabetic patients towards nutritional supplements (Madrid scale) and to discover those taste attributes that are more discriminating. CONTEXT ambulatory patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. MATERIALS AND METHODS 18 controls and 106 type 2 diabetic patients received 2 of the 7(More)
Lyme disease or Lyme borreliosis is an infectious disease transmitted by ticks and caused by Borrelia burgdorferi. Being clinically different from Relapsing Fever it may cause an array of symptoms, specially cutaneous and neurological but also musculoskeletal and cardiac ones. Within the neurologic manifestations of Lyme disease the affectation of low(More)
We report a 44 year old male suffering from rheumatoid arthritis that developed myokymias when treated with gold salts. Myokymia is a clinical phenomenon characterized by involuntary repetitive contractions of muscle fibres, which give an undulating appearance to the overlying skin, last a few seconds, and with a typical electromyographic activity described(More)
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