Rena Watanabe

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AIM We investigated whether cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI), an arterial stiffness marker, independently predicts future cardiovascular events in subjects with metabolic disorders. METHODS 1562 outpatients underwent CAVI between April 2004 and March 2006 at Toho University, Sakura Medical Center in Chiba, Japan. Patients who already had cardiovascular(More)
Measurement of arterial stiffness in routine medical practice is important to assess the progression of arteriosclerosis. So far, many parameters have been proposed to quantitatively represent arterial stiffness. Among these, pulse wave velocity (PWV) has been most frequently applied to clinical medicine because those could be measured simply and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of body mass index (BMI) with cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI). DESIGN AND METHOD We analyzed cross-sectional data from 23,257 healthy Japanese subjects (12,729 males and 10528 females) without past history of heart disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes and nephritis between 20 and 74 (47.1 ± 12.5) years of age(More)
AIM We aimed to investigate the effect of resveratrol (Rsv) on expression of genes regulating triglyceride (TG) accumulation and consumption in differentiated 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. METHODS 3T3-L1 preadipocytes were cultured in DMEM supplemented with 10% fetal calf serum. Upon reaching confluence, cells were induced to differentiate for 4 days, cultured(More)
An increased risk of arteriosclerosis has been noted in cancer survivors. Currently, there are only a few reports available that consider the risk of arteriosclerosis in patients treated with chemotherapy. Patients with an advanced stage B-cell malignant lymphoma are typically treated with a combination therapy of rituximab and cyclophosphamide,(More)
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