Maddalena Veronesi

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Contrasting data partially support a certain antihypertensive efficacy of lactotripeptides derived from enzymatic treatment of casein hydrolysate. We carried out a randomized, double-blind, crossover clinical study to investigate the antihypertensive efficacy of a short-term treatment with lactotripeptides in Mediterranean subjects with normal or(More)
Persistence on treatment affects the efficacy of antihypertensive treatment. We prospectively investigated the persistence on therapy and the extent of blood pressure (BP) control in 347 hypertensive patients (age 59.4 +/- 6 years) randomly allocated to a first-line treatment with: angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, calcium-channel blockers(More)
Our aim was to evaluate the predictors of Isoleucine-Proline-Proline/Valine-Proline-Proline (IPP-VPP) lactotripeptides (LTPs) antihypertensive effect in the context of a short-term large double-blind randomized clinical trial involving 164 pharmacologically untreated subjects in primary prevention for cardiovascular disease. When compared with the baseline,(More)
A large proportion of patients have both hypertension and hypercholesterolemia, two of the most important risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Statins are the most widely used drugs for the treatment of plasma lipid abnormalities and have been reported to interact with elevated blood pressure. A reduction in blood pressure associated with the use of(More)
Contrasting data partially support a certain antihypertensive efficacy of lactotripeptides (LTPs) derived from enzymatic treatment of casein hydrolysate. Our aim was to evaluate this effect on a large number of hemodynamic parameters. We conducted a prospective double-blind randomized clinical trial, which included 52 patients affected by high-normal blood(More)
Hypertension and high serum cholesterol levels are two of the most relevant risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. A combined increase in both risk factors has been reported in a significant proportion of patients with coronary artery disease. Statins are the most widely used drugs to treat hypercholesterolemia, and they interact with blood pressure(More)
Several studies suggest that chronic hyperuricemia, the main precursor of gout, is involved in the pathogenesis of different systemic disorders that affect cardiovascular and renal systems, such as hypertension, obesity, hypercholesterolemia, atherosclerosis, metabolic syndrome, chronic heart failure, and chronic kidney disease. Recent epidemiological(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Some clinical evidence supports a statin antihypertensive effect. Our aim is to evaluate the statin effect on blood pressure control in hypertensive patients in the setting of clinical practice, and the role of some predetermined individual patient characteristics (age, gender, baseline BP levels, pre-treatment LDL-C levels) on the(More)
Recent evidences suggest a relationship between angiotensin 1 (AT1) receptor gene expression and low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) plasma level. We enrolled 16 untreated hypertensive hypercholesterolemic patients (57.4 +/- 7 years old) in a randomized, single-blind, cross-over design. All the patients were allocated to treatment with simvastatin(More)
The acute phase response is defined as a large number of diverse reactions which attempt to adjust the organism to the effects of stress/injury. It is now clear that there is a complex interaction between the cytokines with interleukin-6 predominant, but also involving interleukin-1, tumor necrosis factor and a group of recently described cytokines(More)