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Obesity is a major risk factor for hypertension, coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes. Weight loss is associated with significant metabolic benefits. Our objective was to examine changes in adipocytokines and interleukin (IL) 10 in obese subjects before and after weight loss. We measured anthropometric parameters, adipocytokine and IL-10 in 78 obese(More)
OBJECTIVE Remnant lipoproteins (RLPs) are the products of the lipolytic degradation of triglyceride-rich lipoproteins produced by the liver and intestine. Recent studies have demonstrated that RLPs are correlated with cardiovascular risk. We assessed the relationship between obesity and RLP and evaluated the factors related to RLP in children and(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM To investigate the role of insulin signaling defects in impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), we assessed the functionality of the insulin signaling cascade before and after insulin stimulation in both IGT group and control group. METHODS Ten IGT subjects and 15 control subjects were recruited for this study. Whole-body insulin-mediated(More)
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