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Gholi Z.,Food Security Research Center | Heidari-Beni M.,Research Institute for Primordial Prevention of Non Communicable Disease | Feizi A.,Isfahan Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center | Iraj B.,Isfahan University of Medical Sciences | Askari G.,Food Security Research Center
Journal of Research in Medical Sciences | Year: 2016

Background: Different populations have shown various patterns of association between impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and body composition parameters and risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The current study aimed at investigating the differences between persons with prediabetes and healthy people in terms of CVD risk factors including body composition parameters, blood pressure, and lipid profile in a sample of the Iranian population. Materials and Methods: In a case-control setting, a sample containing 386 (193 prediabetic subjects and 193 normal subjects) of the first-degree relatives of diabetic patients aged 35-55 years were investigated. Samples were assessed using glucose tolerance categories. Prediabetes was defined according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) criteria. Body composition parameters, blood pressure, glucose parameters, and lipid profile were measured and compared between the two groups. Results: Prediabetic patients had higher body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and body fat (BF) in comparison to the control group (P < 0.05). In addition, prediabetic subject had a higher intake of energy, carbohydrate, protein, fat, and cholesterol and it seems that these patients had an unhealthy dietary intake (P < 0.05). Fasting blood glucose (FBG) (P < 0.001), total cholesterol (P = 0.007), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and triglyceride (P = 0.021) were higher in prediabetic patients (P < 0.05) than in the controls. Conclusion: Both the risk factors of CVD and body composition parameters were different between the prediabetic and normal groups; total cholesterol (TC), triglyceride (TG), and FBS were predictors of the risk of prediabetes. © 2016 Journal of Research in Medical Sciences. Source


Talaei A.,Arak University of Medical Sciences | Amini M.,Isfahan University of Medical Sciences | Siavash M.,Isfahan University of Medical Sciences | Zare M.,Isfahan Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center
Hormones | Year: 2010

OBJECTIVE: Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and Dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEA-S) are the most abundant steroid hormones in the body. recently, DHEA-S has gained interest as an antidepressant substance, with positive effects on autoimmune disease such as lupus and ulcerative colitis, as well as obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Its effect on insulin resistance is also assumed to be positive, but has not as yet been confirmed. The present cross-over clinical trial was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of DHEA and placebo on insulin resistance. DESIGN: Participants were selected among relatives of diabetic patients who were referred to the Isfahan Endocrine research Center because of Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) test. Thirty IGT patients were treated randomly with DHEA (50 mg/day) or placebo by cross-over clinical trial for six months and insulin resistance between the beginning and the end of each three months treatment period was assessed. rESULTS: At the end of the first three months, the mean changes from baseline of the various parameters in the drug group were: DHEA-S, 2.5μmol/l (p=0.008); Homeostatic Model Assessment of Insulin resistance (HOMA-Ir), 0.6 (p=0.6); insulin, 7.1 pmol/l (p=0.3) and FPG, 0.5mmol/l (p=0.1). The changes in the placebo group were: DHEA-S, 0.08 μmol/l (p=0.6); HOMA-Ir, 0.9 (p=0.03); FPG, 0.8 mmol/l (p=0.1); insulin, 25.1 pmol/l (p=0.05). In the second three months, the mean changes in the drug group were: DHEA-S, 4.5 μmol/l (p=0.003); Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG), 0.1 mmol/l (p = 0.4); insulin, 4.3 pmol/l (p=0.2); HOMA-Ir, 0.3 (p=0.1) and the changes in placebo group were: DHEA-S, 0.7 μmol/l (p=0.5); FPG, 0.3 mmol/l (p=0.3); insulin, 10.7 pmol/l (p=0.1); HOMA-Ir, 0.6 (p=0.03). CONCLUSION: DHEA did not reduce insulin resistance, although there was a tendency to improvement. The data indicate a possible but not clearly favorable effect of DHEA on insulin resistance. Source


Janghorbani M.,Isfahan Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center | Janghorbani M.,Isfahan University of Medical Sciences | Amini M.,Isfahan Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center
Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism | Year: 2016

Background/Aim: It is not clear whether levels of continuous metabolic syndrome (cMetS) are associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D). The aim of this study was to determine the ability of the cMetS score to predict progression to T2D in non-diabetic first-degree relatives (FDRs) of patients with T2D in Isfahan, Iran. Methods: A total of 1,869 non-diabetic FDRs 30-70 years old in 2003-2005 were followed through 2014 for the occurrence of T2D. At baseline and through follow-ups, participants underwent a standard 75 g 2-h oral glucose tolerance test. MetS was defined by the National Cholesterol Education Program-Adult Treatment Panel III. The cMetS score was calculated using age-and gender-standardized Z-score for MetS components. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve was used to assess the association between cMetS and components of MetS with T2D. Results: During 13,571 person-years of follow-up, 72 men and 210 women developed diabetes. Those in the top quartile of cMetS were 8.0 times more likely to develop diabetes than those in the bottom quartile (OR 7.96; 95% CI 4.88-12.99). On ROC curve analysis, a higher area under the ROC were found for FPG (74.3%; 95% CI 70.8-77.8), than for cMetS (69.4%; 95% CI 66.0-72.8). Conclusions: The cMetS score is a robust predictor of T2D and may be more effective and efficient than the current binary definition of MetS in predicting progression to T2D in our study population. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel. Source


Ahmadi N.,Resident of Internal Medicine | Mortazavi M.,Isfahan University of Medical Sciences | Iraj B.,Isfahan Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center | Askari G.,Isfahan Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center
Journal of Research in Medical Sciences | Year: 2013

Background: Nowadays Vitamin D deficiency is a notable medical condition world-wide and also in Iran. Since, vitamin D can have renoprotective effect by inhibiting the renin-angiotensin system; it appears that low vitamin D level can worsen the renal injury in diabetic patients. This study demonstrates the effect of vitamin D3 therapy on reducing proteinuria in diabetic patients with concomitant diabetic nephropathy and vitamin D deficiency after controlling hypertension and use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) or angiotensin II type receptor blockers (ARBs). Materials and Methods: In this randomized double blinded parallel groups clinical trial, 51 diabetic patients with proven nephropathy and vitamin D deficiency/insufficiency and stable hypertension, dyslipidemia, and hyperglycemic treatment were enrolled. The patients were divided randomly into two groups (treatment and placebo group). Patients received oral vitamin D3 (pearl 50000 IU) or placebo one pearl every week for 12 weeks. Patients were assessed at baseline and 12 weeks after intervention from the point of 25(OH) D level, and urine albumin/creatinine ration (UACR). Results: Mean serum 25(OH) D concentrations were 14.06 ng/ml and 16.05 ng/ml before treatment. Furthermore, after intervention, its levels were risen to71.23 and 17.63 in drug and placebo groups, respectively. Whereas, UACR as the main variable did not change significantly after intervention in both groups (P = 0.919). Conclusion: According to our finding, there was not a decrease in proteinuria in diabetic patients who received vitamin D for a period of 3 months. Source


Faghihimani E.,Isfahan Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center | Aminorroaya A.,Isfahan Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center | Rezvanian H.,Isfahan Endocrine and Metabolism Research Center | Adibi P.,Isfahan University of Medical Sciences | And 2 more authors.
Endocrine Practice | Year: 2012

Objective: To evaluate the effect of salsalate as an antiinflammatory agent on insulin resistance and glycemic control in persons with prediabetes. Methods: In this double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, 66 persons who had prediabetes on the basis of the American Diabetes Association criteria were enrolled. They were randomly assigned to receive salsalate (3 g daily) or placebo for 12 weeks. Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and insulin, glucose 2 hours after oral administration of 75 g of glucose, hemoglobin A1c, lipid profile, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR), and homeostasis model assessment of beta-cell function were determined before and after treatment. Results: Salsalate treatment reduced the FPG level from 5.86 ± 0.07 mmol/L to 5.20 ± 0.11 mmol/L and HOMA-IR from 4.2 ± 0.9 to 3.8 ± 0.3 (P = .01 for both changes). Homeostasis model assessment of beta-cell function increased in the salsalate-treatment group from 139.8 ± 11.0 to 189.4 ± 24.6 (P = .01). At the end of the study, FPG, HOMA-IR, and insulin levels were significantly different between salsalate and placebo groups (5.20 ± 0.11 mmol/L versus 5.53 ± 0.10 mmol/L, 3.8 ± 0.3 versus 4.4 ± 0.9, and 16.1 ± 1.9 μIU/mL versus 18.2 ± 2 μIU/mL, respectively; P<.05 for all). There were no persistent complications after salsalate therapy. Conclusion: Treatment with salsalate can reduce insulin resistance and the FPG level in subjects with prediabetes. Determination of the long-term safety and efficacy of the use of salsalate necessitates further investigation. Copyright © 2012 AACE. Source

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