Kuan-Yin Pao

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BACKGROUND Obesity and homocysteine are important risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The relation between pattern of obesity and homocysteine is unclear. The objective of this study was to investigate the relation between pattern of obesity and plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) level in male patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS A(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the relation of estimated creatinine clearance (eCrCl) and plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) in hypertensive patients with a normal serum creatinine level. DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 137 hypertensive patients (mean age 66.6 years, 69 men) with serum creatinine level </=1.5 mg/dL gave 10-h fasting blood samples for measurement of(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the correlation between metabolic syndrome (MS), plasma total homocysteine (tHcy) level, and serum B vitamin levels on carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in hypertensive patients. METHODS A total of 73 medically treated hypertensive patients (42 men, mean age 70.7 years), fasted for 10 hours, and provided fasting blood samples for(More)
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