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Flow‐Mediated Dilation and Gender in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease: Arterial Size Influences Gender Differences in Flow‐Mediated Dilation
Background: The risk of atherosclerosis and its complications differs between male and female subjects. This is probably associated with gender differences in endothelial function as reflected byExpand
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Nutrition management of the post-bariatric surgery patient.
Bariatric surgery is considered one of the most effective methods of achieving long-term weight loss when all other medical treatments have failed. The number of bariatric procedures increases eachExpand
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Alexithymia, depression, anxiety and binge eating in obese women
Background and Objectives: Alexithymia is a personality trait that may affect the development and course of obesity and effectiveness of treatment. The aim of the study is to assess the prevalence ofExpand
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Serum concentration of visfatin in obese women.
The aim of the present study was to determine serum concentrations of visfatin in obese women in comparison to normal-weight controls. Study subjects were 21 obese women without additional diseaseExpand
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Relationship between body fat mass and bone metabolism.
The protective effect of obesity on bone tissue has not been unequivocally demonstrated. On one hand, it is known that obese people have a lower risk of osteoporotic fractures compared withExpand
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Osteoporosis in liver disease: pathogenesis and management
Osteoporosis affects a substantial proportion of patients with chronic liver disease. Pathologic fracture in osteoporosis significantly affects quality of life and life expectancy. By some estimates,Expand
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The Serum Level of Fibroblast Growth Factor-23 and Calcium-Phosphate Homeostasis in Obese Perimenopausal Women
Plasma FGF-23 concentrations and its relationship with calcium-phosphate homeostasis were evaluated in 48 perimenopausal obese women and in 29 nonobese controls. Serum parathyroid hormone,Expand
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The influence of weight loss on serum osteoprotegerin concentration in obese perimenopausal women.
OBJECTIVE To assess the influence of weight reduction therapy on serum osteoprotegerin (OPG) concentration in obese patients and compare these results with normal-weight controls. RESEARCH METHODSExpand
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In-stent coronary restenosis, but not the type of stent, is associated with impaired endothelial-dependent vasodilatation.
BACKGROUND Precise mechanisms leading to restenosis are not fully understood. The type of implanted stent and the intensity of atherogenic processes may affects the restenosis rate. AIM To compareExpand
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Is plasma urotensin II concentration an indicator of myocardial damage in patients with acute coronary syndrome?
Introduction Urotensin II (UII) is a vasoactive peptide secreted by endothelial cells. Increased plasma UII concentration was observed in patients with heart failure, liver cirrhosis, diabeticExpand
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