Metabolomics: a search for biomarkers of visceral fat and liver fat content

ConclusionMetabolomics may be a useful tool to identify biomarkers of visceral fat and liver fat content that have added diagnostic value over current approximations. Replication studies are required to validate the diagnostic value of these metabolites.
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ConclusionsLiver stiffness and age were strongly predictive of subclinical atherosclerosis in all NAFLD, while LFC was an additional predictor in obese NAFLD patients. Our findings highlight that early CVD screening strategy should be established for NAFLD patients according to different BMIs.
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
AbstractThe accurate 3D reconstruction of organs from radiological scans is an essential tool in computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) and plays a critical role in clinical, biomedical and forensic science research. The structure and shape of the organ, combined with morphological measurements such as volume and curvature, can provide significant guidance towards establishing progression or severity of a condition, and thus support improved diagnosis and therapy planning. Furthermore, the classification and stratification of organ abnormalities aim to explore and investigate organ deformations following injury, trauma and illnes...
Source: Journal of Medical Systems - Category: Information Technology Source Type: research
The brain is an energy-hungry organ, and is sensitive to reductions in the blood supply of oxygen and nutrients. Cardiovascular aging can reduce that supply, whether through conditions such as heart failure, or the progressive loss of density in capillary networks that occurs throughout the body with advancing age, or an accelerated pace of rupture of tiny vessels in the brain, or disruption of the blood-brain barrier, allowing unwanted molecules and cells to enter the brain. Thus, as researchers here note, we would expect to see correlations between cardiovascular disease, or risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and d...
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Authors: Bae JH, Choi HJ, Cho KIK, Kim LK, Kwon JS, Cho YM Abstract BACKGROUND: To investigate the effects of a glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist on functional brain activation in lean and obese individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in response to visual food cues. METHODS: In a randomized, single-blinded, crossover study, 15 lean and 14 obese individuals with T2DM were administered lixisenatide or normal saline subcutaneously with a 1-week washout period. We evaluated brain activation in response to pictures of high-calorie food, low-calorie food, and nonfood using functional magnetic resonan...
Source: Diabetes and Metabolism Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes Metab J Source Type: research
Rationale: Pituicytomas are exceptional rare tumors in the sellar and suprasellar regions with clinical manifestations, such as headache, visual disturbance, hypopituitarism, and decreased libido. Unlike that of common pituitary adenoma, the association between pituicytoma and Cushing disease (CD) is extremely rare. There were only 6 reported cases till now. In the current study, we describe an unusual case of pituicytoma associated with severe CD with a recurrence-free follow-up period of 49 months. Patient concerns: A 32-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with moon face, central obesity, and purple stripes ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Eur J Endocrinol Source Type: research
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Source: Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: Obesity (Silver Spring) Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 October 2019Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Sabrina K. Syan, Max M. Owens, Ben Goodman, Leonard Epstein, David Meyre, Larry Sweet, Dr James MacKillopABSTRACTBackgroundAlthough nutritional and metabolic factors are well established in obesity, neurocognitive determinants are less understood. Using data from the Human Connectome Project, this study concurrently investigated neurocognitive performance, neural activation during a working memory task, and cortical brain morphometry in relation to obesity in a group of young adults, 22-35 years old.MethodsUsing a case-control design, ...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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