Maria Luisa Martínez-Triguero

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OBJECTIVE To analyse the relation between overweight, obesity and fat distribution with I/D polymorphism of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene and its association with coronary heart disease (CHD). DESIGN Cross-sectional, case-control study. SUBJECTS A total of 185 cases (141 males) who had suffered at least one episode of CHD and 182 controls(More)
Phytosterols (PS) are recommended to reduce LDL-cholesterol. However, the influence of cholesterol and fat intake on the lipid-lowering effect of PS in mildly hypercholesterolaemia is unclear. Thus, the aim of the present study was to evaluate whether the efficacy of PS is related to the composition of saturated fat and dietary cholesterol intake.(More)
There is a predominance of small and dense LDL cholesterol particles in familial combined hyperlipidemia (FCH). The lipoprotein lipase gene could exert an influence in these circumstances.To study the relationship of pattern B LDL and lipids with N291S polymorphism of lipoprotein lipase (LPL) in FCH patients.Lipid profile, apolipoproteins, diameter of LDL(More)
OBJECTIVE Increased C3 has been related to body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance, although there are not sufficient studies in subjects with morbid obesity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the levels of C3 as a function of the BMI in subjects of both sexes, with severe, morbid and extreme obesity, and their possible relationship to insulin(More)
INTRODUCTION The association of metabolic syndrome with venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains uncertain. Moreover, the relevance of abdominal obesity as an independent or related risk factor for VTE in the metabolic syndrome cluster is controversial. We aimed to evaluate the impact of metabolic syndrome and its individual components on VTE risk. METHODS We(More)
A healthy diet and plant sterols (PS) are recommended for reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and, subsequently, the risk of premature cardiovascular disease. PS mediate a decrease in fat-soluble vitamin concentration, which can lead to a general impairment of antioxidative defenses and an increase in oxidative stress. Thus, we evaluated the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Atherosclerosis is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Hyperglycemia, dyslipoproteinemia, arterial hypertension and coagulation abnormalities are the most important cardiovascular risk factors. Hypertriglyceridemia and low high density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDLc) seem to be related with(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the effect of thyroid hormone replacement on total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), apolipoprotein A-I and B-100, and lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] in subjects with hypothyroidism. MATERIAL AND METHODS In 17 patients with clinical primary hypothyroidism, studies were(More)
BACKGROUND The measurement of small dense low-density lipoprotein (sdLDL) particles is relevant when assessing cardiovascular risk. However, there is as yet no referenced method for the determination of LDL subfractions or a standardized comparison of the methods currently available. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare the pattern of LDL(More)
It is not well-established whether patients with androgenetic alopecia (AGA) show a higher cardiovascular risk and higher prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS). Therefore, we aimed to analyze the cardiovascular risk and the prevalence of MS by means of a case-control study. We determined lipidic, inflammatory, hormonal and insulin resistance parameters with(More)