Valeria N. Figueiredo

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BACKGROUND Reduced zinc intake has been related to atherogenesis and arteriosclerosis. We verified this assumption in very old individuals, which are particularly prone to both zinc deficiency and structural and functional changes in the arterial wall. METHODS Subjects (n = 201, 80-102 years) with uneventful cardiovascular history and who were not in use(More)
BACKGOUND The favorable effects of insulin during myocardial infarction (MI) remain unclear due to the divergence between mechanistic studies and clinical trials of exogenous insulin administration. The rs7903146 polymorphism of the transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) gene is associated with attenuated insulin secretion. METHODS In non-diabetic(More)
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