Maria Angela Tosca

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Background: We previously demonstrated in a group of patients with perennial allergic rhinitis alone impairment of spirometric parameters and high percentage of subjects with bronchial hyperreactivity (BHR). The present study aimed at evaluating a group of polysensitized subjects suffering from allergic rhinitis alone to investigate the presence of(More)
Studies were carried out to determine the independent and interactive effects of dietary fat and cholesterol on the regulation of hepatic apoB/E receptor expression and its relationship to hepatic cholesterol concentrations and low density lipoprotein (LDL) particle characteristics. Guinea pigs were fed 15% (w/w) fat diets (lard, olive oil, or corn oil)(More)
Tonsil hypertrophy (TH) is very common in children. Previously, it has been reported that an inverse relationship exists between adenoid hypertrophy (AH) and allergic rhinitis (AR). This study aimed to investigate the possible relationship between tonsil volume and AR diagnosis in a group of children complaining of upper airways obstruction. Globally, 171(More)
The effects of olive oil and rapeseed oil, two different high-oleic-acid oils, on plasma LDL and hepatic cholesterol metabolism were compared in guinea-pigs. Animals were fed on semipurified diet containing 150 g fat/kg as either olive oil (OL), rapeseed oil plus 100 g palm oil/kg (C-P) or olive oil plus 350 g safflowerseed oil/kg (OL-S). Olive oil was(More)
Cow's milk allergy (CMA) accounts for most diagnosed food allergies, mainly in the first year of life. 1 CMA can cause severe anaphylaxis. 2 CMA management is based on strict avoidance and the prescription of rescue medication. Cow's milk (CM) contains more than 40 proteins, including casein (Bos d 8),-lactalbumin (Bos d 4), and-lactoglobulin (Bos d 5),(More)
Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), obesity, and allergic disorders , including asthma, are common chronic diseases with clinical onset in childhood and represent continuously growing health issues. 1 The relationship between these diseases and their influence on lung function is complex. T1DM auto-nomic neuropathy could decrease pulmonary reactivity, and poor(More)
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