Owe Johnson

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OBJECTIVE To investigate whether features of the insulin resistance syndrome are associated with altered incretin responses to food intake. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS From a population-based study, 35 men were recruited, representing a wide spectrum of insulin sensitivity and body weight. Each subject underwent a hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp to(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Leptin, important for body weight regulation, may be involved in the pathogenesis of the insulin resistance syndrome, associated with cardiovascular disease. We tested to determine whether leptin is a risk marker for first-ever stroke in a nested case-referent study. METHODS We identified 113 patients with first-ever stroke (94 with(More)
BACKGROUND High cholesterol is identified as a major risk factor for chronic non-communicable diseases, especially cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Monitoring trends of cholesterol levels and comparing trends across population groups are important to assess population distribution and risks related to cholesterol change over time. Cholesterol(More)
Subjects balanced a dowel rod on the right or left index finger while speaking, while remaining silent, and while humming a melody. In males balancing times for the right hand decreased with concurrent verbalization. Verbalization had no effect on left hand performance in males, nor on either hand in females. Concurrent humming had no effect on performance(More)
Elevated total plasma homocysteine (tHcy) in humans is associated with cardiovascular disease but prevention trials have failed to confirm causality. Reported reasons for this association have been that homocysteine and its major genetic determinant methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) may have an effect on HDL and Apolipoprotein (Apo) A1 levels. We(More)
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