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The study aimed to analyze the effects of a short-term very low-calorie diet (VLCD) on intramyocellular lipid (IMCL), total body fat, and insulin sensitivity in a group of obese nondiabetic and type 2 diabetic subjects. Seven untreated type 2 diabetic and 5 obese nondiabetic individuals were...
The purpose of this analysis was to determine to what extent the clinical criteria for metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the European Group for Study of Insulin Resistance (EGIR), the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP...
Inpatient hyperglycemia in patients with and without a history of diabetes is common and is associated with increased hospital morbidity and mortality. The objectives of this communication are to examine results of randomized clinical trials of strict inpatient glucose control in medical and...
Hyperuricemia is known to be associated with various metabolic abnormalities of the metabolic syndrome, but its precise contribution is not well defined. We have investigated the effects of serum uric acid on the metabolic syndrome as defined by the Adult Treatment Panel (ATP) III criteria and...
We assessed the relation between different fasting plasma glucose (FPG) levels of 5.6 to 6.9 mmol/L and the prevalence and severity of angiographic coronary artery disease (CAD) in high-risk Chinese patients. Among 512 subjects who were to undergo coronary angiography for the confirmation of...
In the present report, we compared the insulin secretory responses of freshly isolated, perifused rat and mouse islets to glucose. Prestimulatory glucose levels were changed to assess their influence on the subsequent secretory responses. Additional studies included experiments with the incretin...
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is known to be up-regulated by hypoxia, hyperglycemia, and hypoglycemia in vitro. In contrast, it has been found in healthy humans that plasma concentrations of VEGF decrease upon hypoxia under in vivo conditions, indicating that systemic VEGF...
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