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Postprandial hyperlipidaemia has been recognised to be a risk factor for atherosclerosis development. Epidemiological and animal studies have shown that Mg intake is inversely associated with some risk factors of atherosclerosis, including lipid metabolism. The present study was performed to determine the effects of Mg supplementation on postprandial(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the long-term associations of magnesium intake with incidence of diabetes, systemic inflammation, and insulin resistance among young American adults. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 4,497 Americans, aged 18-30 years, who had no diabetes at baseline, were prospectively examined for incident diabetes based on quintiles of(More)
Effects of magnesium (Mg) supplementation on nine mild type 2 diabetic patients with stable glycemic control were investigated. Water from a salt lake with a high natural Mg content (7.1%) (MAG21) was used for supplementation after dilution with distilled water to 100mg/100mL; 300mL/day was given for 30 days. Fasting serum immunoreactive insulin level(More)
Impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) represents a prediabetic state positioned somewhere between normal glucose tolerance and diabetes, which is also assumed to make individuals in this state highly susceptible to atherosclerotic disease. IGT also accounts for a highly heterogeneous population, with the condition varying from individual to individual. In this(More)
We investigated the role of hypoadiponectinemia in the metabolic syndrome (MS), as well as its association with post-glucose challenge hyper-free fatty acidemia in the clinical setting. The study subjects comprised 177 corporate employees shown to have a fasting plasma glucose (FPG) level of 125 mg/dL or less in a 75 g OGTT in the corporation's healthcare(More)
BACKGROUND The large clinical trials proved that Basal-Bolus (BB) insulin therapy was effective in the prevention of diabetic complications and their progression. However, BB therapy needs multiple insulin injections per a day. In this regard, a biphasic insulin analogue needs only twice-daily injections, and is able to correct postprandial hyperglycemia.(More)
To elucidate the role of visceral fat accumulation in the metabolic syndrome, differences in the pathology of the metabolic syndrome with or without visceral fat accumulation were investigated. A total of 472 prediabetic Japanese men (mean age, 47.5 +/- 7.2 yr) with impaired fasting glycemia (IFG) levels of 110-125 mg/dL were eligible for participation in(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the influence of medical expenses on life expectancy. METHODS The expenses of 1,718 municipalities were divided into total expenses, hospitalization expenses and expenses other than hospitalization and dental expenses. 1) The correlation of life expectancy with sex was considered. 2) The correlation between expenses and life(More)
BACKGROUND Studies document that magnesium is inversely associated with the risk of diabetes, which is a risk factor of pancreatic cancer. However, studies on the direct association of magnesium with pancreatic cancer are few and findings are inconclusive. In this study, we aimed to investigate the longitudinal association between magnesium intake and(More)
OBJECTIVES A difference in the medical treatment situation between the first group and the second group of the hospital group in the DPC system was clarified using Diagnosis Procedure Combination (DPC) survey data according to Major Diagnostic Category (MDC). Furthermore, the division between the first group and the second group was examined. METHODS DPC(More)