Lilian C Hsiao

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The effects of GH replacement on body fat composition and insulin sensitivity were assessed in GH-deficient adults. The patients were randomized into a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of human recombinant GH replacement therapy for 6 months (period 1), followed by an open phase of GH for another 6 months (period 2). Anthropometric variables, body fat(More)
We report a simple correlation between microstructure and strain-dependent elasticity in colloidal gels by visualizing the evolution of cluster structure in high strain-rate flows. We control the initial gel microstructure by inducing different levels of isotropic depletion attraction between particles suspended in refractive index matched solvents.(More)
The purpose of the study is to examine the differences in insulin resistance and postprandial triglyceride (TG) response between hypertensive patients with or without hypertriglyceridaemia. The study is a comparative cohort study with matching. Thirty-one newly diagnosed hypertensive patients without any medication were recruited from a health survey. The(More)
AIMS To determine whether diabetic autonomic neuropathy is an important factor contributing to mortality in Type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS Between 1989 and 1993, 431 men and 181 women with Type 2 diabetes were given diabetic autonomic neuropathy cardiovascular reflex (CVR) tests. These subjects were followed for the subsequent 5--9 years to assess(More)
A modified insulin suppression test was adopted to assess the diurnal variation in insulin sensitivity and insulin clearance in 14 non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) patients and eight age-, sex- and weight-matched normal subjects. The modified insulin suppression test was combined with an infusion of regular insulin, 30 mU/min x m2; glucose, 6(More)
To evaluate the tolerability of insulin suppression test (IST) using octreotide instead of somatostatin, we compared the steady-state plasma glucose (SSPG) values and the safety during and after the test in 17 normal volunteers. The subject received IST twice (with somatostatin or with octreotide) in random order. During the test, all subjects were infused(More)
The purpose of the study was to identify a good abdominal obesity index for insulin resistance in offspring of diabetic patients. A total of 74 non-diabetic subjects (male =36; female =38) were recruited from a diabetic family study. The waist circumference (W), waist-hip ratio (WHR) and conicity index were used as the abdominal obesity indices. The body(More)
Hyperlipidemia, hypertriglyceridemia in particular, is a common feature in patients with noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) and may associate with insulin insensitivity. Acipimox, being widely prescribed for treating hypertriglyceridemia, is also used in NIDDM patients for their dyslipidemia. In the present study, we evaluated the effect of(More)
AIMS To evaluate the effects of simvastatin on serum lipids and insulin sensitivity in Type 2 diabetic patients with hypercholesterolaemia. METHODS A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled and two-period crossover study. After a 2-month run-in, 19 eligible Type 2 diabetic patients with hypercholesterolaemia were randomized to receive either(More)
BACKGROUND In 1997, the Expert Committee of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) revised the diabetes mellitus (DM) diagnostic criteria to facilitate the diagnosis of DM on the basis of fasting plasma glucose (PG). The major purpose of the study is to evaluate if oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) is still needed after the revision of criteria. METHODS(More)