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Ngo Sandra - - 2013
Purpose. To investigate relationships between blood pressure (BP), ocular perfusion pressure (OPP), and intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG) of different body mass index (BMI) classes. 
Methods. Data from participants of a prospective, longitudinal, single site, observational study were analyzed. Patients with a prior diagnosis of OAG ...
Gibson Terence J - - 2013
Gout is increasing worldwide. An appreciation that hyperuricaemia and gout are associated with hypertension and chronic kidney disease is well established, but the cause and effect relationships are controversial. Studies which address this conundrum have been reviewed. Epidemiological surveys have confirmed the strong relationship of gout and hyperuricaemia with hypertension ...
Haghighatdoost Fahimeh - - 2013
  To assess the amount of salt intake among normotensive (NT) and prehypertensive (PHT) subjects and to determine whether the association between salt intake and blood pressure is correlated with body weight and waist circumference (WC) or is independent. A total of 806 NT and PHT subjects from Isfahan Healthy ...
Rosell Joakim - - 2013
Two-photon excitation laser-induced fluorescence of carbon monoxide suffers from interference from mainly C and strong pressure quenching. This paper presents an investigation of three excitation/detection schemes for two-photon excitation laser-induced fluorescence on carbon monoxide. The schemes are evaluated for pressure and quenching partner dependencies and C interference. Three different emission ...
Elkayam Amitai - - 2013
Allium sativum, the active ingredient in garlic, is known to have a beneficial effect on major cardiovascular risk factors, including dyslipidemia, blood pressure, blood glucose and insulin levels. However, the data on the significance of these effects are inconsistent due to methodological limitations, especially the use of whole garlic cloves ...
da Silva Alexandre A AA Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Center of Excellence in Cardiovascular-Renal Research, The University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. - - 2013
Obesity is a major worldwide health problem. Excess weight gain is the most significant preventable cause of increased blood pressure (BP) in patients with essential hypertension and increases the risk for cardiovascular and renal diseases. Our goal is to review the mechanisms that link obesity with hypertension, with special emphasis ...
West John B JB Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA. - - 2013
The recognition of barometric pressure was a critical step in the development of environmental physiology. In 1644, Evangelista Torricelli described the first mercury barometer in a remarkable letter that contained the phrase, "We live submerged at the bottom of an ocean of the element air, which by unquestioned experiments is ...
Maczka M - - 2013
Orthorhombic α-BaTeMoO nonlinear optical single crystals were investigated at ambient pressure by micro-Raman and infrared spectroscopy with a focus on the polarization properties of the vibrational modes. These results were analyzed based on classical lattice dynamics calculations, allowing us to propose the normal-mode symmetries and assignments. In addition to the ...
de Kloet Annette D AD Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610-0274, - - 2013
Hypertension is an epidemic health concern and a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease. Although there are available treatment strategies for hypertension, numerous hypertensive patients do not have their clinical symptoms under control and it is imperative that new avenues to treat or prevent high blood pressure ...
Kostis William J - - 2013
Salt sensitivity, the heterogeneity in the response of blood pressure (BP) to alterations in sodium intake, has been studied extensively, whereas weight sensitivity, the heterogeneity in BP response to weight change, has received scant attention. We examined the relationship of 21 gene polymorphisms previously found to be associated with hypertension, ...
Herath Bandara Saman Janaranjana - - 2013
Obesity is a major health problem in the United States, and the burden associated is high. Hypertension seems to be the most common obesity-related health problem. Studies show that hypertension is approximately twice as prevalent among the obese as in the non-obese population. This study has two main objectives. First, ...
Go Orson - - 2013
ABSTRACT:: Leptin is a 16-kDa peptide hormone that is primarily synthesized and secreted by adipose tissue. One of the major actions of this hormone is the control of energy balance by binding to receptors in the hypothalamus, leading to reduction in food intake, elevation in temperature and energy expenditure. In ...
Yan Sunjie - - 2013
A cross-sectional analysis was performed to explore the relationship between regional body fat distribution and blood pressure in non-obese subjects with different status of blood pressure. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry was performed to measure fat mass. Obesity was defined as present body fat ≥25% in males and ≥35% in females. The ...
Machleidt Felix - - 2013
Background:Obesity and arterial hypertension are tightly connected. Obese individuals show significant elevation of vasoconstrictory muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA). Obesity-related hyperleptinemia might play a key role in mediating these effects. Leptin is synthesized in proportion to body fat mass and activates SNA in animal models. In humans, however, direct evidence ...
Mahlik S - - 2013
Photoluminescence spectra and luminescence kinetics of pure CaMoO(4) and CaMoO(4) doped with Ln(3+) (Ln = Pr or Tb) are presented. The spectra were obtained at high hydrostatic pressure up to 240 kbar applied in a diamond anvil cell. At ambient pressure undoped and doped samples exhibit a broad band emission extending between 380 ...
Hilmert Clayton J - - 2013
Objective: Research suggests that exposure to racism partially explains why African American women are 2 to 3 times more likely to deliver low birth weight and preterm infants. However, the physiological pathways by which racism exerts these effects are unclear. This study examined how lifetime exposure to racism, in combination ...
Reel Justine J - - 2013
Due to pressures within the sport environment, such as from coaches, teammates, uniforms and judges, female athletes may develop unhealthy eating practices to lose weight or change their body size/shape to become more competitive and meet societal and sport-related physique ideals. However, up until the development of the Weight Pressures ...
Davidson Michael H - - 2013
The aim of this analysis was to evaluate changes in cardiovascular risk factors in obese patients with dyslipidemia and/or hypertension receiving phentermine (PHEN) and topiramate extended-release (TPM ER). In the 56-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter CONQUER trial, PHEN/TPM ER demonstrated significant weight loss compared with placebo in overweight or obese ...
Behler Kristopher D - - 2013
Compounds rich in nitrogen are attracting significant interest not only because of their high energy content, but becasue they are potentially more environmentally benign in comparison to conventional energetic materials. Given this interest, it is desirable to understand their molecular composition and structural variations with pressure in order to derive ...
Duncan Michael J - - 2013
Background: Elevated blood pressure (BP) in childhood and adolescence is associated with overweight and obesity. Recently a body shape index (ABSI) has been suggested as superior to body mass index (BMI, kg/m(2)) and waist circumference (WC) as a measure of disease risk. Objective: To examine the association between ABSI, BMI, ...
Simonds Stephanie E - - 2013
The number of obese or overweight humans continues to increase worldwide. Hypertension is a serious disease that often develops in obesity, but it is not clear how obesity increases the risk of hypertension. However, both obesity and hypertension increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). In this review, we examine ...
Warolin J - - 2013
What is already known about this subject African Americans are disproportionately affected by obesity and other metabolic risk factors in comparison to White Americans. Increasing prevalence of obesity has been associated with concomitant increases in childhood hypertension, dyslipidaemia and type 2 diabetes. Oxidative stress is associated with obesity in both ...
Sobiczewski Wojciech - - 2013
Elevated values of heart rate (HR) and insulin resistance (IR) reflect enhanced sympathetic nervous system activity and may be connected to the development of coronary artery disease (CAD) and diabetes. To evaluate the relationship between HR, blood pressure (BP), double product and IR in nondiabetic hypertensive patients with stable CAD. ...
Zhang Ying-Xiu - - 2013
Background: Several studies have provided ample evidence that hypertension in adults has its onset in childhood; children and adolescents with elevated blood pressure (BP) are more likely to become hypertensive adults. Shandong province is one of the areas of China with higher prevalence of hypertension. However, no studies on the ...
Tsuruoka Shuichi - - 2013
Objective Some angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), including irbesartan, increase the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-g activity in vitro. The aim of this study was to evaluate the interactions between obesity and the effects of irbesartan on inflammatory cytokines in chronic glomerulonephritis patients without diabetes. Methods The anti-inflammatory effects of irbesartan were ...
Kromeyer-Hauschild Katrin - - 2013
Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the fixed 0.5 cut-off and the age- and sex-specific 90th percentile (P90) for waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) in German adolescents with respect to the prevalence of abdominal obesity and to compare the screening ability of WHtR and BMI to identify hypertensive blood ...
Wenzel Ulrich O - - 2013
Obesity is an increasingly observed pathologic entity in the industrialized world and causally linked to the development of hypertension. Consequently, not only the prevalence of obesity but also the prevalence of obesity hypertension is increasing worldwide. In the context of antihypertensive treatment, data from clinical trials indicate that all first-line ...
Shrestha Merica - - 2013
This study evaluated whether using a web-linked accelerometer, plus mandatory physical training, is associated with various weight- and fitness-related outcomes in overweight/obese active duty soldiers. Soldiers who failed the height/weight standards of the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) were randomized to use a Polar FA20 accelerometer device (polar accelerometer group ...
Oliveira Renata do Sacramento Monte de Rdo - - 2013
To evaluate parameters related with arterial pressure and metabolic profile in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (POS). This monocentric study at the University Hospital Endocrinology Section included 60 women aged 18-45 years, 42 being diagnosed with POS and acting as 18 controls. All women were subjected to transvaginal ultrasound and ...
Wang Hao - - 2013
The aim of this study was to investigate factors associated with prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of hypertension in southern China. A cross-sectional, population-based survey was conducted in 180 villages across 15 counties in southern China from July to November 2010. Totally, 17437 persons completed all of the questionnaires, measurement ...
Waluś-Miarka Małgorzata - - 2013
Familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) is a monogenic lipid metabolism disorder characterised by markedlyelevated serum low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol level due to a mutation in the LDL receptor gene. Clinical featuresof FH include premature atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. To explore associations between noninvasive markers of atherosclerosis including intima-media thickness (IMT) andpulse ...
Bacaksiz Ahmet - - 2013
Background Psoriasis vulgaris is one of the most prevalent chronic, inflammatory skin disorders. Patients with psoriasis have excess risk of essential hypertension. Masked hypertension (MH), defined as normal office blood pressure (BP) with elevated ambulatory BP (ABPM), has been drawing attention recently due to its association with increased risk of ...
Brashier Bill - - 2013
Obesity induces some pertinent physiological changes which are conducive to either development of asthma or cause of poorly controlled asthma state. Obesity related mechanical stress forces induced by abdominal and thoracic fat generate stiffening of the lungs and diaphragmatic movements to result in reduction of resting lung volumes such as ...
Shikora S - - 2013
Background. An active device that downregulates abdominal vagal signalling has resulted in significant weight loss in feasibility studies. Objective. To prospectively evaluate the effect of intermittent vagal blocking (VBLOC) on weight loss, glycemic control, and blood pressure (BP) in obese subjects with DM2. Methods. Twenty-eight subjects were implanted with a ...
Muralikrishnan Krishnan - - 2013
Obesity has been shown to affect cardiovascular function. Heart rate variability (HRV) has been an accepted method of measuring cardiovascular autonomic function. The aim of the study is to evaluate the impact of obesity on HRV using Poincaré plot (POP) analysis. A finding of sympathovagal imbalance in pre-obese adults in ...
Horta Bernardo L - - 2013
Conflicting findings on the risk of obesity among subjects born by caesarean section have been published. Caesarean section should also increase the risk of obesity related cardiovascular risk factors if type of delivery is associated with obesity later in life. This study was aimed at assessing the effect of type ...
Segura Julian - - 2013
This review discusses the rationale for earlier use of single-pill combinations (SPCs) of antihypertensive drugs, with a focus on telmisartan/amlodipine (T/A) and telmisartan/hydrochlorothiazide (T/H) SPCs. Compared with the respective monotherapies, the once-daily T/A and T/H SPCs have been shown to result in significantly higher blood pressure (BP) reductions, BP goal ...
Suleiman Ismail A - - 2013
Hypertension is a public health problem worldwide, but the prevalence in Amassoma, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area is not known. To investigate the prevalence of hypertension in the locality and the extent of control in diagnosed cases. It is a prospective study involving interviewing. Four hundred adults aged 20 years ...
Bader Abeer - - 2013
A potential barrier to weight loss and vascular risk reduction is difficulty in operationalizing dietary education into a concrete plan. Although a variety of Internet-based software tools are now available to address this issue, there has been little formal evaluation of these tools. The aim of this single-arm pilot study ...
Abdul Razzak Rima R Department of Physiology, Arabian Gulf University (AGU), Road 2904, Building 293, 329 Manama, Bahrain ; CMMS, Arabian Gulf University (AGU), Road 2904, Building 293, 329 Manama, - - 2013
A relationship between blood pressure (BP) and obesity has been found in young adults, but no data are available for adolescents in Kuwait. 257 adolescent (11-19 years) participants were categorized into two groups according to their BMI; 48 nonobese (21 males: 43.7% and 27 females: 56.3%) with mean age of ...
Ozturk Serkan S Abant Izzet Baysal University, School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Bolu, - - 2013
Background/Aims: This study aimed to evaluate the severity of obesity and its impact on achieving target blood pressure and metabolic derangement in obese individuals. Methods: This cross-sectional and population-based study was conducted between January and December 2012. A total of 1837 consecutive obese patients admitted to our outpatient clinic were ...
Pierce Gary L GL Department of Health and Human Physiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA. - - 2013
Obesity is associated with a higher systolic blood pressure (BP) and pulse pressure (PP) in African-American youths, increasing their risk for developing hypertension. However, it is unknown whether arterial stiffness and wave reflection are associated with a higher systolic BP and PP or with smaller PP amplification in overweight/obese (OW/OB) ...
Adebayo Rasaaq A RA Department of Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, - - 2013
The prevalence of hypertension is increasing rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa, but data are limited on hypertension prevalence. In addition, few population-based studies have been conducted recently in Nigeria on the prevalence and correlates of hypertension in both urban and rural communities. Therefore, we determined the prevalence of hypertension in adults ...
Krachler Benno B Department of Health Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, P.O. BOX 35 (L), 40014 Jyväskylä, Finland ; Kuopio Research Institute of Exercise Medicine, Haapaniementie 16, 70100 Kuopio, Finland ; Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Umeå University, 901 85 Umeå, - - 2013
Objective. To determine whether categories of obesity based on BMI and an anthropometry-based estimate of fat mass percentage (FM% equation) have similar discriminative ability for markers of cardiometabolic risk as measurements of FM% by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) or bioimpedance analysis (BIA). Design and Methods. A study of 40-79-year-old male ...
de Souza Natalia Cavalheri NC Paulista University (UNIP), Bauru, São Paulo, - - 2013
Obesity (abdominal adiposity) is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and the most used methods to measure the adiposity are body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD). To correlate BMI, WC, and SAD with biochemical parameters and blood pressure in adults. A non-experimental exploratory/descriptive and ...
Gupta Alok K AK Clinical Research, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA. - - 2013
The link between weight gain and cardiovascular risk characterized with circadian blood pressure variability [CBPV] and endothelial function [EF] is unexplored. To prospectively demonstrate weight gain in healthy adults, increases body fat [BF], enlarges waist circumference [WC], expands visceral adipose tissue [VAT], exacerbates systemic inflammation [sIF], worsens insulin resistance [IR] ...
Colosia Ann D AD RTI Health Solutions, Research Triangle Park, NC, - - 2013
Hypertension and obesity are known to contribute, directly or indirectly, to the development of long-term complications of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Knowing the prevalence of these comorbidities is important for determining the size of the population that may benefit from strategies that reduce blood pressure and weight while controlling ...
Siebenhofer Andrea A Institute for General Practice, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. - - 2013
All major guidelines for antihypertensive therapy recommend weight loss; anti-obesity drugs might be a helpful option. To assess the long-term effects of pharmacologically induced reduction in body weight with orlistat, sibutramine or rimonabant on:- all cause mortality - cardiovascular morbidity - adverse events - changes in systolic and/or diastolic blood ...
Adams Simon Timothy - - 2012
It is well established that hypertension and obesity appear to be associated. The exact mechanism by which they are linked is unclear and remains a topic of a great deal of research. Current NICE guidelines recommend that patients with a BMI in excess of 35 kg/m(2) should be considered for ...
Dorresteijn Johannes A N - - 2012
OBJECTIVES:: The objective of this study is to determine the effects of renin--angiotensin--aldosterone system inhibition, sympathoinhibition and diuretic therapy on endothelial function and blood pressure in obesity-related hypertension. METHODS:: A randomized, four-way, double-blind, crossover study in 31 adults with previously untreated obesity-related hypertension, in which the effects of 8 weeks' ...
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