K. Porubska

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Obesity and overweight are important risk factors for the development of diabetes mellitus type 2 and associated chronic diseases, and therefore, they have become serious global problems in the western and developed countries. But little is known about the neuroanatomical correlates of eating behavior and its influences on the central nervous processing in(More)
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS We hypothesised that living with type 2 diabetes would enhance responses to pictures of foods in brain regions known to be involved in learnt food sensory motivation and that these stronger activations would relate to scores for dietary adherence in diabetes and to measures of potential difficulties in adherence. METHODS We compared brain(More)
BACKGROUND Insulin stimulates cerebrocortical beta and theta activity in lean humans. This effect is reduced in obese individuals indicating cerebrocortical insulin resistance. In the present study we tested whether insulin detemir is a suitable tool to restore the cerebral insulin response in overweight humans. This approach is based on studies in mice(More)
BACKGROUND The metabolic effects of adiponectin, including insulin sensitivity, seem to become stronger with increasing adiposity. Adiposity may also affect the relationship of adiponectin concentrations with serum lipid profile; markers of inflammation, atherosclerosis, and endothelial function; and ectopic fat accumulation. METHODS We measured plasma(More)
—Eleven patients received subretinal implants, powered and controlled via a subdermal cable ending in a thin intraocular foil, placed transsclerally between the retinal pigment epithelium and the neuroretina. The tip of this foil carries two distinct arrays, a Multiphotodiode Array (MPDA) with 1500 electrodes, each electrode being controlled by an adjacent(More)
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