Yusuf Yilmaz

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BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a frequent, under-recognized condition and a risk factor for renal failure and cardiovascular disease. Increasing evidence connects non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to CKD. We conducted a meta-analysis to determine whether the presence and severity of NAFLD are associated with the presence and severity of(More)
Grape seeds and skins are good sources of phytochemicals such as gallic acid, catechin, and epicatechin and are suitable raw materials for the production of antioxidative dietary supplements. The differences in levels of the major monomeric flavanols and phenolic acids in seeds and skins from grapes of Vitis vinifera varieties Merlot and Chardonnay and in(More)
BACKGROUND The fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) hormonal pathway is a metabolic signalling cascade and has been recently identified as the master hormonal regulator of glucose, lipids and overall energy balance. In this observational, case-control study, we assayed serum levels of FGF21 in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a hepatic(More)
The literature on apoptosis has grown tremendously in recent years, and the mechanisms that are involved in this programmed cell death pathway have been enlightened. It is now known that apoptosis takes place starting from early development to adult stage for the homeostasis of multicellular organisms, during disease development and in response to different(More)
BACKGROUND Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is currently conceptualised as a clinical spectrum that results from a ‘multiple-hit’ process which begins with simple steatosis and subsequently renders the hepatocytes susceptible to a variety of insults. Ultimately, more serious liver injuries like non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and cirrhosis may(More)
BACKGROUND The presence of active brown adipose tissue (BAT) has been associated with a reduced risk of obesity in adult humans. AIM To examine whether the presence and activity of BAT in patients undergoing PET-CT examinations is related to the presence of fatty liver. METHOD We retrospectively analysed 3666 consecutive PET-CT whole-body scans(More)
In this study, we aimed to evaluate the endothelial functions in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). In this observational case-control study, a total of 51 patients with NAFLD in study group and a total of 21 with age- and sex-equivalent individuals in control group were enrolled. In both patients and control groups, levels of(More)
OBJECTIVE The novel adipokines omentin, chemerin, and adipsin are associated with insulin resistance and the components of the metabolic syndrome. We assayed circulating levels of these molecules and examined their association with clinical, biochemical, and histological phenotypes in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). MATERIAL AND(More)
Recent evidence has suggested an association between microalbuminuria and ultrasound-diagnosed nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in patients with diabetes and prediabetes. However, few data are available on the occurrence of microalbuminuria in nondiabetic subjects with histologically proven NAFLD. We thus evaluated the relationships between(More)
OBJECTIVE Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is a member of the tumor necrosis factor superfamily with pleiotropic effects on inflammation, endocrine function and the immune system. Reduced OPG levels are related to insulin resistance. We tested the hypothesis that serum levels of OPG may be associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). MATERIAL AND(More)