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The objective of the study was to compare the effects of essential vs long-chain omega (n)-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in polycystic ovary syndrome. In this 6-week, prospective, double-blinded, placebo (soybean oil)-controlled study, 51 completers received 3.5 g n-3 PUFA per day (essential PUFA from flaxseed oil or long-chain PUFA from fish oil).(More)
This study was carried out on 18 albino rats. The control group, consisting of six rats, was fed a normal diet and tap water. The other rats were given a zinc-deficient diet and deionized water. Two weeks later the latter group was again divided into two into smaller groups. The first of these groups was given an given an additional 100 ppm of zinc acetate.(More)
Wingless-type MMTV integration site family member (WNT) signaling and WNT-inhibitors have been implicated in regulation of adipogenesis, insulin resistance, pancreatic function, and inflammation. Our goal was to determine serum proteins involved in WNT signaling (WNT5 and WISP2) and WNT inhibition (SFRP4 and SFRP5) as they relate to obesity, serum(More)
This is an uncopyedited electronic version of an article accepted for publication in Diabetes Care. The American Diabetes Association, publisher of Diabetes Care, is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it by third parties. The definitive publisher-authenticated version will be available(More)
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that perturbations in branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) catabolism are associated with insulin resistance and contribute to elevated systemic BCAAs. Evidence in rodents suggests dietary protein rich in BCAAs can increase BCAA catabolism, but there is limited evidence in humans. OBJECTIVE We hypothesize that a diet rich in(More)
Insulin resistance is common in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Muscle is the major tissue utilizing glucose while excess adipose tissue relates to insulin resistance. Thus, body composition is likely to be an important regulator of insulin sensitivity. Thirty-nine PCOS patients (age: 29.9±1.0 years; BMI: 33.8±1.2 kg/m(2)) participated in a(More)
α-Cyclodextrin (α-CD) is a soluble fiber derived from corn. It has previously been reported that early intervention with Mirafit fbcx, a trademarked name for α-CD, has beneficial effects on weight management in obese individuals with type 2 diabetes, and that it preferentially reduces blood levels of saturated and trans fats in the LDL receptor knockout(More)
Fatty acid binding protein (FABP) 4 chaperones free fatty acids (FFAs) in the adipocytes during lipolysis. Serum FFA relates to metabolic syndrome, and serum FABP4 is emerging as a novel risk marker. In 36 overweight/obese women, serum FABP4 and FFA were measured hourly during 5-hour oral glucose tolerance test. Insulin resistance was determined using(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine insulin resistance and response in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and normal glucose tolerance (NGT), impaired fasting glucose (IFG), impaired glucose tolerance, and combined glucose intolerance (CGI). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 143 patients with PCOS (diagnosed on the basis of(More)
Free fatty acid binding protein-4 (FABP4) and retinol binding protein-4 (RBP4) contribute to metabolic syndrome. We investigated serum FABP4 and RBP4 responses to insulin sensitizing and lipid lowering therapies in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Sixty-two healthy, untreated women with PCOS (age 25.1 ± 3.6 years, BMI: 24.0 ± 4.7 kg/m(2)) were randomized(More)