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Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a widely prevalent and multi-factorial disorder. The syndrome has been given several names such as insulin resistance (IR) syndrome, plurimetabolic syndrome, Reaven's syndrome, Syndrome X, and the deadly quartet. The formulation of National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATP) guidelines has led to(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of the study was to study the short-term impact of a brief lifestyle intervention based on yoga on some of the biochemical indicators of risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus. DESIGN The variables of interest were measured at the beginning (day 1) and end (day 10) of the intervention using a pre-post design. (More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an important cause of visual impairment in elderly persons. AMD is a multifactorial disease in which both environmental and genetic factors have been implicated. Various single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have been found to be associated with AMD. This study aimed to investigate the(More)
Yersinia enterocolitica is a gastrointestinal pathogen which causes yersiniosis, an illness characterized by diarrhea, ileitis, and mesenteric lymphadenitis. Y. enterocolitica is transmitted via the feco-oral route by the consumption of contaminated food or water. Several phenotypic and genotypic methods have been developed to reliably detect Y.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the frequency association between resistin gene polymorphism with its circulating levels, metabolic risk factor and insulin resistance in adult women. DESIGN Totally 615 subjects were enrolled for the study, 305 women were with metabolic syndrome and 310 women were without metabolic syndrome according to NCEP-ATP III criteria.(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to try to understand the antibacterial mechanism of L-(−)-usnic acid isolated for the first time from fruticose lichen Usnea subfloridana using clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of L-(−)-usnic acid against the clinical isolates of MRSA and(More)
Role of resistin in insulin sensitivity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) is controversial till date. Increased serum resistin levels are associated with MetS and insulin resistance. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between serum resistin levels with markers of the MetS in females. In a cross-sectional study, a total of 170 healthy(More)
BACKGROUND Tumour necrosis factor alpha is a multifunctional proinflammatory cytokine involved in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and obesity. Aim of this study is to investigate in a North Indian female population the impact of the G-308A TNF-α variant on various components of the metabolic syndrome, Insulin Resistance, serum(More)
Present study examined the effect of short-term cigarette smoking on insulin resistance and lipid profile in asymptomatic healthy adults. This case control study comprised of 44 healthy male subjects in the age group of 18-40 yrs having BMI 25+3 and WHR < 1.0. Of these 22 smokers were included in the study group and 22 non-smokers in the control group.(More)
The goal of this paper is to permit secure outsourced system evaluation. We propose a method for generating synthetic databases and obfuscating a workload of queries in order to protect the sensitive information present in the database. The synthetic database and workload can be used by a third party to accurately carry out performance tuning, index(More)