Luís Gardette Correia

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The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of isradipine in hypertensive diabetic patients. Twenty-eight patients (14 men and 14 women), of whom 15 had type II (non-insulin-dependent) and 13 had type I (insulin-dependent) diabetes mellitus, received isradipine for 6 months. A significant reduction was observed in both(More)
INTRODUCTION Obesity is a chronic disease and a serious health problem that leads to increased prevalence of diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia and gallbladder disease. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of orlistat for weight loss and improved lipid profile compared to placebo in obese patients with hypercholesterolemia, treated over a period of 6(More)
The western way of life favours the development of a state of insulin resistance, in genetically predisposed subjects. In this state, greater levels of insulin are necessary so that an answer can be obtained and, consequently, hyperinsulinism occurs. Insulin has several target tissues, thus insulin resistance is associated with the dysfunction of a(More)
Predominant fat distribution in the upper body segment evaluated by waist to hip circunference ratio (WHR) has been associated with diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular morbidity excess. To investigate metabolic alterations underlying this risk excess, we selected 2 groups of 10 obese women without history of hypertension, menstrual irregularities or oral(More)
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