Valentina Soverini

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BACKGROUND There is evidence that a group of subjects with obesity fits the characteristics of metabolically healthy but obese population. We aimed to assess the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MS) in nondiabetic subjects with morbid obesity (body mass index (BMI) > or = 40 kg/m2) and its correlation with insulin resistance. METHODS We analyzed the(More)
OBJECTIVE A decrease of renal function was described in patients on long-term home parenteral nutrition (HPN) for benign intestinal failure. The risk for chronic renal failure (CRF) due to frequent episodes of dehydration despite optimal HPN, is an indication for intestinal transplantation (ITx). ITx is the solid organ transplant at highest risk for(More)
BACKGROUND Suboptimal glycemic control is a common situation in diabetes, regardless of the wide range of drugs available to reach glycemic targets. Basic research in diabetes is endeavoring to identify new actives working as insulin savers, use of which could delay the introduction of injectable insulin or reduce the insulin dose needed. Commonly available(More)
The possibility that lifestyle changes may be shared by the family members of subjects with obesity attending cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) for weight loss has been scarcely evaluated. The purpose of this study was to measure the changes in body weight, lifestyle habits, and stage of change toward physical activity in the family members of 149(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate iodine nutrition in adults on long-term home parenteral nutrition (HPN) and to compare it with iodine supplemented with PN, categorized as below or according to the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism guidelines (ESPEN-GL) recommendation. METHODS Iodine nutrition was evaluated(More)
Viral infections and the metabolic syndrome may coexist in several individuals, due to the large prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Antiviral therapy has changed the natural history of chronic viral hepatitis, but viral infection may remain undiagnosed in the absence of systematic screening. We determined the prevalence of HBV and/or(More)
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