Infertile men have a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, Stanford study finds

(Stanford University Medical Center) Men diagnosed with infertility have a higher risk of developing other general health ailments, including diabetes, ischemic heart disease, alcohol abuse and drug abuse, compared with fertile men, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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Date: Friday, 11 16, 2018; Speaker: Dr. Anne Steiner, Professor and Chief, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI, Duke University; Building: Building 10 (Clinical Center); FAES 6&7
Source: NIH Calendar of Events - Category: American Health Source Type: events
Authors: Hu H, Yuan G, Wang X, Sun J, Gao Z, Zhou T, Yin W, Cai R, Ye X, Wang Z Abstract Angiopoietin-like protein 8 (ANGPTL8) is a newly discovered adipokine plays an important role in energy homoeostasis, obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D). Although lifestyle modification in obesity and T2D is known to offer metabolic benefits, there is paucity of comprehensive data on change in ANGPTL8. We investigated the effect of lifestyle intervention on ANGPTL8 concentrations. 384 obese/overweight adults with newly diagnosed T2D were randomly assigned (1:1:1) to diet (n = 128), diet + activity (n = 128) or usual care (contro...
Source: Endocrine Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr J Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2018Source: Materials Research BulletinAuthor(s): Linna Xu, Lijuan Liu, Kai Pan, Naiying Fan, Guofeng Wang, Weiping QinAbstractY2O3/Y2O2S:Ln3+ (Ln = Yb,Er and Yb,Tm) nanocomposites with enhanced upconversion luminescence were successfully prepared by combining hydrothermal with in-situ synthesis method. Under 980 nm excitation, the upconversion luminescence intensity of Y2O3/Y2O2S:Ln3+ increased, and then declined with the rising amount of sulfur powder. Especially, the Y2O3/Y2O2S:Ln3+ nanocomposites can emit brighter upconversion luminescence than those of Y2O3:Ln3+ and Y2O2S...
Source: Materials Research Bulletin - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Authors: Pratumvinit B, Reesukumal K, Hanyongyuth S, Wangchaijaroenkit S, Pooliam J, Kost GJ, Kamkang P, Loh TP Abstract Hb mutations can alter the structure, behavior, stability, or quantity of the globin chain produced. Some Hb variants shorten the erythrocyte life span, resulting in physiologically lower hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels. The hemoglobin E (HbE) phenotype involves a single-nucleotide polymorphism that reduces β-globin chain synthesis. We compared the HbA1c levels of subjects with normal Hb (HbAA; N=131) and HbE (N=148) phenotypes, examining potential hematological and biochemical factors contrib...
Source: Annals of Laboratory Medicine - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Ann Lab Med Source Type: research
Authors: Neuen BL, Perkovic V PMID: 30428818 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
Authors: Oshakbayev K, Bimbetov B, Manekenova K, Bedelbayeva G, Mustafin K, Dukenbayeva B Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of the fast weight loss method on liver steatosis, fibrosis, inflammation, glycemic and lipids features and body composition in patients with severe Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) and Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). METHODS: A 24-week open prospective randomised controlled clinical trial including 80 adult patients (aged 40-65 years) was performed. The patients after randomisation were divided in two groups: Main group followed the fast weight loss method; Control group receive...
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: At 5 years after radiotherapy, median plasma BNP levels remained within the normal range, but the delta-BNP levels are directly related to the heart and ventricular dose received. PMID: 30431375 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Radiation Biology - Category: Radiology Tags: Int J Radiat Biol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2018Source: Molecular Aspects of MedicineAuthor(s): Joseph M. Pappachan, Cornelius J. Fernandez, Elias C. ChackoAbstractThe prevalence of “diabesity” – diabetes related to obesity – has increased tremendously over the past few decades because of the global obesity epidemic. Although bariatric surgery is the best treatment option for patients with diabesity, a majority of patients are managed only with antidiabetic drugs for various reasons. Diabetes control with antidiabetic agents may affect diabesity outcomes positively or negatively because of their ...
Source: Molecular Aspects of Medicine - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
Publication date: 15 January 2019Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids, Volume 274Author(s): M.M. Alavianmehr, O. Mehrayin, J. MoghadasiAbstractSpeeds of sound and densities for a set of binary mixtures including ionic liquid, 2-hydroxy ethyl ammonium formate (2-HEAF), with benzyl alcohol, 2-butanol and 1,2-butanediol, that are new in literature, were measured over the entire composition range and at six temperatures from 298.15 K to 323.15 K and atmospheric pressure by means of vibrating tube densitometer DSA 5000. From the experimental data, the excess molar properties consisting of excess molar volume, the excess the...
Source: Journal of Molecular Liquids - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
DiscussionPolycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 6-8% of reproductive-age women making it the most common endocrinopathy in this age group. There is no consensus on the specific diagnostic criteria for PCOS in adolescents as many of the characteristics overlap with normal adolescent physiology. However, patients should have evidence of hyperandrogenism, oligo- or amenorrhea, and potentially polycystic ovaries. PCOS has a genetic component although a specific gene has not been identified. Incidence of PCOS is 20-40% for a woman with a family history. Hyperandrogenism Androgen levels change during puberty therefore actual ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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