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Preanalytical variables affecting the quantification of fatty acid ethyl esters in plasma and serum samples.
BACKGROUND Fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEEs) are cytotoxic nonoxidative ethanol metabolites produced by esterification of fatty acids and ethanol. FAEEs are detectable in blood up to 24 h after ethanolExpand
Effects of alcohol on energy metabolism and body weight regulation: is alcohol a risk factor for obesity?
Some studies have suggested that drinking in moderation may be beneficial for health, but many of these studies do not address body weight. Evidence suggests that consuming moderate amounts ofExpand
Nutritional factors in the control of blood pressure and hypertension.
Differing hypertension prevalence rates between certain population and age groups are partially due to differences in the intake of certain nutrients. Blood pressure is positively associated withExpand
Are asthmatics salt-sensitive? A preliminary controlled study.
OBJECTIVE Epidemiologic evidence suggests that high levels of salt consumption are associated with "spastic" disorders of smooth muscles, ie, essential hypertension and bronchial asthma.Expand
Metabolic effects of antihypertensive drugs
Effects of antihypertensive drugs on metabolism: Numerous antihypertensive drugs have been reported to cause adverse metabolic effects such as glucose intolerance and abnormal lipid metabolism.Expand
Effect of orlistat on postprandial lipemia, NMR lipoprotein subclass profiles and particle size.
Evidence suggests that metabolic phenomena during postprandial lipemia may be important in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Both lipid concentrations and lipoprotein subclass patterns may beExpand
Comparison of casual, ambulatory and self-determined blood pressure measurement.
In this study, self-determined, ambulatory and casual blood pressure measurements were studied in patients with mild to moderate essential hypertension. 31 patients were studied during a 7-dayExpand
Alcohol and ischemic stroke.
Stroke mortality represents the third leading cause of death after coronary artery disease and all cancers. Various studies have reported a protective effect of light to moderate alcohol consumptionExpand
[Intestinal drug smuggling--a new diagnostic and therapeutic problem].
Since spring 1985 81 persons were examined because of suspected intestinal drug-smuggling (body-packing). 46 patients (57%) had drug-packages in the gastro-intestinal tract, in 35 persons (43%) theExpand