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Diabetes mellitus type 2 and other chronic non-communicable diseases in the central region, Saudi Arabia (riyadh cohort 2): a decade of an epidemic
BackgroundFollow-up epidemiologic studies are needed to assess trends and patterns of disease spread. No follow-up epidemiologic study has been done in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to assess theExpand
High Fat Intake Leads to Acute Postprandial Exposure to Circulating Endotoxin in Type 2 Diabetic Subjects
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the changes in circulating endotoxin after a high–saturated fat meal to determine whether these effects depend on metabolic disease state. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS SubjectsExpand
The identification of irisin in human cerebrospinal fluid: influence of adiposity, metabolic markers, and gestational diabetes.
Peripheral action of irisin improves glucose homeostasis and increases energy expenditure, with no data on a central role of irisin in metabolism. These studies sought to examine 1) presence ofExpand
Adiponectin gene variants and the risk of coronary artery disease in patients with type 2 diabetes
Patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) are more susceptible to develop cardiovascular complications than non-diabetic subjects. Several studies have indicated a role of adiponectin gene in the increasedExpand
Vitamin D deficiency and calcium intake in reference to increased body mass index in children and adolescents
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to several chronic diseases in adults. Studies focusing on children and adolescents, however, are limited. In this randomized cross-sectional study, we aimed toExpand
Changes in endotoxin levels in T2DM subjects on anti-diabetic therapies
IntroductionChronic low-grade inflammation is a significant factor in the development of obesity associated diabetes. This is supported by recent studies suggesting endotoxin, derived from gut flora,Expand
Selected Dietary Nutrients and the Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Adult Males and Females in Saudi Arabia: A Pilot Study
During the last decade, the rapid economic development in Saudi Arabia resulted in an unbalanced dietary intake pattern within the general population. Consequently, metabolic syndrome was alsoExpand
Irisin as a predictor of glucose metabolism in children: sexually dimorphic effects
Irisin, a novel myokine, increases energy expenditure and glucose tolerance and, thus, improves carbohydrate homeostasis in humans. This hormone has potential therapeutic applications for weight lossExpand
Vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene SNPs influence VDR expression and modulate protection from multiple sclerosis in HLA-DRB1*15-positive individuals
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease with a multifactorial etiology. The HLA-DRB1*15 allele, is the main genetic risk factor for MS in Caucasians; recent findings showed that theExpand
Weak or no association of TCF7L2 variants with Type 2 diabetes risk in an Arab population
BackgroundThe rs7903146 and rs12255372 variants of TCF7L2 have been strongly associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D) risk in most populations studied to date. Meta-analysis of 27 different studies hasExpand