Lower fasting-ghrelin-levels (FGL) are associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome. We aimed to explore the dynamics of FGL during weight-loss and its metabolic and adiposity-related manifestations beyond weight-loss. MethodsA secondary analysis of a clinical trial where we randomized participants with abdominal-obesity/dyslipidemia to one of three diets: healthy-dietary-guidelines (HDG), Mediterranean diet (MED), or green-MED diet, all … Continue reading #Diet-induced #fasting ghrelin elevation reflects the recovery of #insulin sensitivity and visceral adiposity regression
Background & AimsMetabolic syndrome (MetS) is reversible; however, the effect of changes in MetS status on pancreatic cancer risk is unknown. We aimed to investigate the effects of changes and persistence in MetS status on pancreatic cancer risk. MethodsThis nationwide cohort study included 8,203,492 adults without cancer who underwent two consecutive biennial health screenings provided … Continue reading Changes in #metabolic syndrome status are associated with altered risk of #pancreatic cancer: A nationwide cohort study
Since the emergence of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the death toll has been increasing daily. Many risk factors are associated with a high mortality rate in COVID-19. Establishment of a common pathway among these risk factors could improve our understanding of COVID-19 severity and mortality. This review aims at establishing this common pathway and its possible … Continue reading Could #glutathione depletion be the Trojan horse of #COVID-19 mortality?
Some nutrients play key roles in maintaining the integrity and function of the immune system, presenting synergistic actions in steps determinant for the immune response. Among these elements, zinc and vitamins C and D stand out for having immunomodulatory functions and for playing roles in preserving physical tissue barriers. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, nutrients that … Continue reading #Zinc, Vitamin D and Vitamin C: Perspectives for #COVID-19 With a Focus on Physical Tissue Barrier Integrity