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Cryptosporidiosis among patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in Zulia State, Venezuela.
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The results suggest that Cryptosporidium is very common in AIDS patients with diarrhea in Venezuela, however, the role of this parasite as an enteropathogen in these patients is uncertain. Expand
Lean adolescents with increased risk for metabolic syndrome.
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It is concluded that even with a BMI as low as 21 kg/m2 an inappropriate diet and low physical activity might be responsible for the high insulin levels and dislipidemias in adolescents. Expand
Association of free fatty acids with the insulin-resistant state but not with central obesity in individuals from Venezuela.
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FFA levels in 47 Venezuelan individuals, men and women, 24-58 years old, were determined and the lack of elements to support the presence of hepatic IR, common to increased visceral lipolysis, might suggest that the IR present in the obese individuals studied, might be due to an increase in subcutaneous fat. Expand
Presence of impaired insulin secretion and insulin resistance in normoglycemic male subjects with family history of type 2 diabetes.
In order to demonstrate the effect of family history (FH) coexisting with obesity in insulin resistance (IR) and secretion in subjects at risk for type 2 diabetes, fasting and 2 h post-glucose loadExpand
Black Hispanics have a worse cardiovascular risk profile than mixed Hispanics in Venezuela.
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It is suggested that black Hispanics have worse cardiovascular risk profile than mixed Hispanics in Zulia State, with higher BP, higher FBG, more abdominal obesity, and lower HDL-C. Expand
Improved triglyceride control with low glycaemic index‐high carbohydrate modified‐lipid diet in a hypertriglyceridaemic child
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It is suggested that a selection of a complex digestible carbohydrate and an adequate ratio between polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat may, in the long term, favourably improve the lipid profile. Expand
Cryptosporidiosis among patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in Maracaibo, Venezuela.
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The main symptom of cryptosporidiosis is a non-inflammatory diarrhea with leukocytes rarely seen, which suggests the involvement of other associated enteropathogens and warrants further investigation. Expand
Women relatives of Hispanic patients with type 2 diabetes are more prone to exhibit metabolic disturbances.
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Correlation analysis revealed strong association between BMI and WHR with skinfolds and several parameters of the carbohydrate metabolism in women, but not in men, and IR in women was possitively associated withskinfolds, SBP and lipid parameters and beta cell function with VLDL-C. Expand
[Glucose/insulin response to a glucose overload in subjects at risk for type 2 diabetes].
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It is concluded that, without alteration of the glycemic response, the presence of risk factors such as obesity, dyslipidemia or family history of diabetes leads to basal hyperinsulinemia, as well as glucose stimulated hyperinsula, however the coexistence of obesity and familyHistory of diabetes, is responsible for a deficit in the insulin secretion by the pancreas. Expand
EPIDEMIOLOGICAL STUDY OF INTESTINAL PARASITIC INFECTIONS IN A RURAL AREA FROM ZULIA STATE, VENEZUELA
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The high rates of parasitic and multiple infections reflect the low living conditions of the study population and the public health importance of these agents in the area. Expand
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