Atherosclerotic disease and cardiovascular risk factors in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors: a case-control study.
In this study, 96 women with BC (case group) were compared to 192 women without BC (control group), age range 45-75 years. The case group included women with a histological diagnosis of BC, amenorrhea ≥ 12 months, and age ≥ 45 years, without metastatic disease or cardiovascular disease (CVD). The control group consisted of women with amenorrhea ≥ 12 months and age ≥ 45 years, without BC or CVD. Total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein, low-density lipoprotein, triglycerides, glucose, and insulin were measured. Atherosclerotic disease was determined by increased intima-media thickness (thickness> 1.0 mm) of the carotid arteries and/or presence of atheromatous plaques evaluated by carotid duplex ultrasound. RESULTS: The frequency of diabetes and metabolic syndrome were higher in BCS compared to controls (19.8% vs. 6.8% and 54.2% vs. 37.0%, respectively, p
ConclusionsOur study demonstrates the antitumor effect of IL-24 on endometrial cancer and shows that IL-24 may be a promising therapeutic gene for endometrial cancer gene therapy.Graphical abstract
Authors: Barton BB, Segger F, Fischer K, Obermeier M, Musil R Abstract Introduction: Antipsychotic-induced weight-gain (AIWG) is a very important, yet often neglected side-effect in the treatment with first and second generation antipsychotics. AIWG can increase the risk of developing metabolic syndrome, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Meta-analyses mostly concentrate on AIWG in schizophrenic and bipolar patients, even though antipsychotics are prescribed off-label across many other diagnostic groups (e.g. anxiety disorders, depression, autistic disorder).Areas covered: Pub Med and Web of Science were systemat...