The relation between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and carotid intima-media thickness in Egyptian patients
This study was designed to assess the correlation between NAFLD as a cardiovascular risk factor and carotid atherosclerosis. Patients and methods A hospital-based case–control analytical study was conducted on 60 participants who were divided into three groups as follows. Group I included 20 diabetic patients with NAFLD. Group II included 20 nondiabetic patients with NAFLD. Group III included 20 healthy participants who served as a control group. The right and left carotid intima-media thickness (CIMTs) and their maximum reading (CIMTmax) was measured by a skilled sonographer blind to the groups. Pelviabdominal ultrasound was performed for all participants, and the sonographic grading of the NAFLD was determined in groups I and II. Histological grading of hepatic steatosis was done by liver biopsy in groups I and II. Results In comparison with the control group, the median CIMTmax was significantly higher in group I and group II (P
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This study delves into the mechanisms by which a short period of fasting can accelerate wound healing. Fasting triggers many of the same cellular stress responses, such as upregulated autophagy, as occur during the practice of calorie restriction. It isn't exactly the same, however, so it is always worth asking whether any specific biochemistry observed in either case does in fact occur in both situations. In particular, the period of refeeding following fasting appears to have beneficial effects that are distinct from those that occur while food is restricted. Multiple forms of therapeutic fasting have been repor...
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