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BACKGROUND Despite the popularity of the low-carbohydrate, high-protein, high-fat (Atkins) diet, no randomized, controlled trials have evaluated its efficacy. METHODS We conducted a one-year, multicenter, controlled trial involving 63 obese men and women who were randomly assigned to either a low-carbohydrate, high-protein, high-fat diet or a low-calorie,(More)
OBJECTIVE Flaxseed is a rich source of alpha linolenic acid (ALA), fiber and lignans, making it a potentially attractive functional food for modulating cardiovascular risk. We studied the effects of flaxseed on markers of cardiovascular risk in hypercholesterolemic adults. METHODS Sixty-two men and post-menopausal women with pre-study low density(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term safety evaluations of biologics are needed to inform patient management decisions. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the safety of ustekinumab in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis treated for up to 5 years. METHODS Safety data were pooled from four studies of ustekinumab for psoriasis. Rates of adverse events (AEs), serious AEs (SAEs)(More)
BACKGROUND Anxiety, depression, and impaired health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are common in patients with psoriasis. OBJECTIVE We sought to analyze the effect of ustekinumab on these conditions in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. METHODS Patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis (n = 1230) were randomized 1:1:1 to receive 45 mg of(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined the effects of whole ground flaxseed added to a Western diet on plasma and hepatic lipids and hepatic gene expression in male and female human apolipoprotein B-100 transgenic (hApoBtg) mice which have a plasma lipid profile more closely resembling man than wild type mice and in mice lacking the low density lipoprotein receptor (LDLr)(More)
BACKGROUND PPAR-gamma agonists improve insulin sensitivity and glycemic control in type 2 diabetes and may reduce atherosclerosis progression. Thus, PPAR-gamma agonists may be an effective therapy for metabolic syndrome. However, the full spectrum of potentially antiatherogenic mechanisms of PPAR-gamma agonists have not been fully tested in nondiabetic(More)
BACKGROUND Ustekinumab has been evaluated in Caucasian patients with psoriasis, but no studies have been conducted in Asian patients. OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy and safety of ustekinumab in Taiwanese and Korean patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. METHODS In this 36-week, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 121 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia have markedly elevated cholesterol levels, which respond poorly to drug therapy, and a very high risk of premature cardiovascular disease. Inhibition of the microsomal triglyceride transfer protein may be effective in reducing cholesterol levels in these patients. METHODS We conducted a(More)
BACKGROUND Ustekinumab, a human monoclonal antibody against interleukins 12 and 23, has shown therapeutic potential for psoriasis. This study assessed the efficacy and safety of ustekinumab in psoriasis patients and assessed dosing intensification in partial responders. METHODS In this multicentre, phase III, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 1230(More)
Here presented is an evidence-based systematic review including written and statistical analysis of scientific literature, expert opinion, folkloric precedent, history, pharmacology, kinetics/dynamics, interactions, adverse effects, toxicology, and dosing.