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Association-rule mining has heretofore relied on the condition of high support to do its work efficiently. In particular, the well-known a-priori algorithm is only effective when the only rules of interest are relationships that occur very frequently. However, there are a number of applications, such as data mining, identification of similar web documents,(More)
AIM Lipoprotein lipase (LPL) plays an important role in lipid metabolism. There is an association between the common S447X polymorphism in the LPL gene and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels, and some association between circulating HDL-C and adiponectin levels has been suggested; however, it is not known whether there is any association(More)
This study examined the association among serum adiponectin levels, a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the adiponectin gene, and the size of serum high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles in a general population. A total of 275 subjects were examined as part of the community-based Mima study. Serum adiponectin levels were measured with an(More)
The clock molecule plays major roles in circadian rhythmicity and regulating lipid and glucose metabolism in peripheral organs. Disruption of the circadian rhythm can lead to cardiometabolic disorders. The existence of small dense low-density lipoprotein (sdLDL) in the circulation, an abnormality of lipid metabolism, in part associated with lifestyle, is(More)
BACKGROUND Usual coffee consumption may decrease insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes incidence, and reduce cardiovascular disease risk. As a mechanism, coffee-induced lower levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker for the development of these diseases, can be considered. The associations between coffee consumption and CRP should be established by(More)
W illiams et al. reported that women consuming Ն4 cups of coffee daily had higher adi-ponectin levels than those consuming lower amounts, regardless of the presence of diabetes (1). They found that regular coffee consumption has beneficial effects on low-grade systemic inflammation and type 2 diabetes incidence and that adi-ponectin may be involved in the(More)
The oxidative formation of 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) in DNA is closely associated with the induction of degenerative diseases, including cancer. However, the oxidant species participating in the formation of 8-OHdG has yet to be fully clarified. On the basis that peroxyl radicals are a strong candidate for this species, we employed(More)
Objective Angiotensin II (Ang II), through the Ang II type 2 receptor (AT2R), may play some roles in the pathogenesis of glucose metabolism and diabetes mellitus (DM). The Adenine/Cytosine 3123 (A/C3123) polymorphism in the AT2R gene has reportedly been associated with metabolic conditions such as blood pressure and body mass index (BMI). The present(More)
BACKGROUND It has been reported that a common G-->A single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) at the position -866 of the uncoupling protein-2 promoter (UCP2-866 G/A SNP) modulates UCP2 expression in adipose tissue and pancreatic beta-cell function, and lipid profiles. Reduced low density lipoprotein (LDL) particle size is a significant predictor of the(More)
Uncoupling protein 3 (UCP3) is considered to be associated with obesity, given its function in the regulation of energy and lipid metabolism. An increased body mass index (BMI) and a decreased level of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) are risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the UCP3(More)